Plastics have revolutionized the world over the past century. They have propelled advancements in technology like no other material before them and have opened up new ways for engineers to implement their ideas. However, the potential for innovation is far from being exhausted when it comes to plastic. Many new technical developments (e.g. in the aviation and aerospace industry, the automotive sector, medicine or electronics) simply would not be feasible without the use of complex plastics.
Plastics are also used in many other applications, many of which you might never even consider. Did you know, for example, that our drainage systems are largely made of plastic? Here are a few unusual examples of all the things that can be made from plastic!