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plastics - JON KIM ASSIGNMENT TWO: MATERIAL PROPERTIES...

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AM 367 JON KIM SEWELL ASSIGNMENT TWO: MATERIAL PROPERTIES Object: Poland Springs 16oz Water Bottle (empty) Material Composition: Plastic (HDPE) o Though it is not on the label, the bottle is probably made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a common material for plastic bottles. o WHY It is light. Plastic, compared to metal or wood, is very light. This makes it easy to handle when manufacturing it and also easy to transport when selling. Plastic is easy to manipulate. Plastic can be melted down and shaped easily in a mold. This makes it quick to produce large quantities. The material has a high tensile strength, if it is made correctly. It is impact resistant, and when pressure is applied it is more likely to bend and stretch rather than puncture. This makes it a durable container that can potentially be reused. It is resistant to solvents, most importantly water. This is important because residue from the bottles can add a flavor. If the plastic has a particularly strong and unpleasant taste, as does
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