A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural.

Read more about Plastic:  Composition, Classification, History, Properties of Plastics, Toxicity, Environmental Issues, Common Plastics and Uses, Special Purpose Plastics, Etymology

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... Eduard Model Accessories is a Czech manufacturer of plastic models and finescale model accessories ... success of their early products, the company branched off into plastic models in 1993 ... As of 2006, Eduard's product line contained some 30 plastic kits and more than 800 individual photoetch detail sets ...
Plastic - Etymology
... The word plastic is derived from the Greek πλαστικός (plastikos) meaning capable of being shaped or molded, from πλαστός (plastos) meaning molded ... The common word plastic should not be confused with the technical adjective plastic, which is applied to any material which undergoes a permanent change of shape (plastic deformation) when strained ... exhibits plasticity in this sense, but is not plastic in the common sense in contrast, in their finished forms, some plastics will break before deforming ...
Lego Timeline - 20th Century - 1940s
1947 Ole Kirk purchases the first plastic moulding machine in Denmark, and the company begins manufacturing plastic toys. 1949 Lego begins producing similar plastic bricks, calling them "Automatic Binding Bricks." ...
Exploding Plastic Inevitable
... The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, sometimes simply called Plastic Inevitable or EPI, was a series of multimedia events organized by Andy Warhol between 1966 and 1967 ... Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable is also the title of a 18-minute film by Ronald Nameth with recordings from one week of performances of the shows which ... included a one-off magazine called The Plastic Exploding Inevitable as part of the Aspen No ...
Scalextric - History
... Their subsidiary Rovex, which specialised in plastic, then developed Scalextric, converting the metal cars to the easier and cheaper to mould plastic ... The track, which was originally a rubber compound, became moulded plastic at a later date ...

Famous quotes containing the word plastic:

    These arts open great gates of a future, promising to make the world plastic and to lift human life out of its beggary to a god- like ease and power.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What a wonderful faculty is memory!—the most mysterious and inexplicable in the great riddle of life; that plastic tablet on which the Almighty registers with unerring fidelity the records of being, making it the depository of all our words, thoughts and deeds—this faithful witness against us for good or evil.
    Susanna Moodie (1803–1885)

    The site of the true bottomless financial pit is the toy store. It’s amazing how much a few pieces of plastic and paper will sell for if the purchasers are parents or grandparent, especially when the manufacturers claim their product improves a child’s intellectual or physical development.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)