This chapter primarily deals with the fundamental knowledge of different kinds of artificial fibres required in various clothes making as a basic need for humans. The chapter, "Synthetic Fibres And Plastics", provides requisite information about the diverse types of synthetic fibres along with their characteristics. Another vital area is to analyse plastic and its hazardous effect on the environment.
The principal goal of this chapter is to increase the understanding of the manufacturing industry and the benefits of biodegradable-nonbiodegradable material. The chapter outlines some of the prime insights about polymers referred to as the basic unit of synthetic fibre. The science chapter 3 synthetic fibres and plastics further explain individually types of synthetic fibres which, include the following:
The chapter also investigates the features of natural polymers like cotton, silk, wools and how synthetic fibres substitute them. It explains the factors affected, advantages, and disadvantages of using synthetic fibres. The chapter further examines deeper and discusses the uses of synthetic fibres in industry and household goods other than making clothes.
The chapter highlighted the several types of plastic with their uses and made it more straightforward to clear the concepts thoroughly. This chapter tells about thermosetting and thermoplastics application along with their hazardous effect. The lesson moreover elucidates the numerous applications of plastics nearby encircling in our daily life. Students learn more about innumerable ways to shun plastics and start utilising biodegradable substances in a routine.
The chapter further provides imperative information about how plastics have a detrimental effect on our environment. Using that information, students establish a solid framework of understanding that can better support our nature. Finally, the chapter further illustrates the 3R principle with a brief mention of measures to protect our environment from excessive plastics.