PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a thermoplastic


PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a thermoplastic and is used for making toys, chappals, etc. Bakelite is a thermosetting plastic and is used for

making electrical switches, handles of various utensils, etc. Can you write the major difference between these two types of plastics?


Thermoplastics get deformed easily on heating and can be bent easily on heating. On the other hand, thermosetting plastics when moulded once

cannot be softened on heating.

Thermoplastics —–>Polythene and PVC ‘

Thermosetting plastics —–> Bakelite and melamine

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