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29.0 x 43.2 cm ⏐ 11.4 x 17.0 in (300dpi)
MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Editorial use only.
Credit card being bent to demonstrate its flexible and semi-rigid properties. The material used here is the thermoplastic polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC), with a plasticiser. It is the plasticiser that softens the PVC, making it more flexible. PVC, one of the most commonly produced plastics in the world, is used in a wide variety of products.
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