Extrusion is a method of producing plastic products in which a semi-liquid solution is forced through a die that creates the desired shape and size.
Fiber-reinforced plastic (or FRP board) is a moisture-proof and impact-resistant panel used for environments such as restaurants that require sanitary conditions.
Floorscore is a certification of air quality for resilient flooring and adhesives.
Foamed plastic is a process of adding air bubbles to the polymer solution, resulting in a cellular structure. Styrofoam is a foamed plastic.
Formica is the brandname for the first marketed plastic laminate, developed in the early 1900s by Westinghouse scientists Herbert A. Faber and Daniel J. O’Conor.
Friable means easily crumbled. Products made with asbestos may be friable, and thus present a health threat to humans.
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Furan is a black plastic resin used for grout in industrial and chemical laboratories.
Greenguard is the agency that certifies indoor air quality.
Greenseal is the agency that evaluates life cycle assessment of supposedly green products.
Injection molding is a method of producing plastic products that have complex shapes by injecting melted resin granules into the cavity of a hollow cooled mold.
Kevlar, or polyamide arimid, is a high-strength plastic related to nylon used for bullet resistance.
Laminating refers to any process of fusing sheets of material. Plastic laminate is formed by fusing, under heat and pressure, layers of paper that have been impregnated with melamine and phenolic resins.
High-pressure laminates are used for horizontal surfaces such as countertops and table tops.