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What Exactly Is Thermoplastic?

What Exactly Is Thermoplastic?

You may know that Fantastic Plastic is a wonderful product for DIY projects, repair jobs and hobbies, but do you really know what it’s made of? Fantastic Plastic is a thermoplastic, which means it’s a polymer material that is soft and pliable when heated in hot water, yet firm and strong when it cools in the air.

These changes happen without making chemical changes to the product, and that’s good news for users. Why should that be? Well, because there are no chemical changes, you can reuse Fantastic Plastic as often as you wish. Simply place it in hot water again, and reshape it.

Thermoplastic is completely recyclable and also bio-degradable, and there are no toxic emissions to worry about. In fact it could be described as the most environmentally friendly plastic on the market right now.

Recyclable, bio-degradable & non toxic.

Recyclable, bio-degradable & non toxic.

Fantastic Plastic gives a great finish, and because it can bond to other thermoplastics, it’s very useful for repairs. And it has high impact strength, so it can basically cope with any pressure it may be put under.

Because thermoplastic starts off opaque and becomes transparent when heated, it absorbs colour easily. You can use powdered paint as a colorant, or buy the purpose made Fantastic Plastic colour additive.

The easy handling properties of the product mean it’s ideal for making all sorts of shapes. You can make ergonomic handles for tools and kitchen utensils, which can be shaped to fit your hand exactly. Fantastic Plastic is also perfect for making small figures and shapes – you are only limited by your imagination!

Thermoplastic is very versatile, and it requires no special tools or equipment to shape it. All you need is a pan of hot water and your bare hands, and you can make anything you want. Moulded thermoplastic can melt again when stored at high temperatures, so it may not be suitable for use in some environments.

So now you know what’s in your magic pot of Fantastic Plastic. What are you going to make today?

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