Understanding different plastic types for product production has a number of benefits. If you get the material correct you can actually cut costs, be environmentally friendly and make your product look amazing.

Here are some plastic types and how they are used for plastic products in the industry today.


Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a common thermoplastic polymer. Its glass appearance is amorphous and therefore has no true melting point. ABS is a terpolymer made by polymerising styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene.

Styrene acrylonitrile(AS) resin is a copolymer plastic consisting of styrene and acrylonitrile. It is also known as SAN. It is widely used in place of polystyrene owing to its greater thermal resistance.

USES: Cosmetic lipsticks tube , compact containers & lipgloss packaging


Polystyrene is a synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon polymer made from the monomerstyrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. Polystyrene can be naturally transparent, but can be coloured with colourants.

USES: containers packaing, lids, mascara bottles


Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling and textiles. It is rugged and unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids

USES: Bottle Caps, Jars & Cosmetic Packaging Products