Plastic is a man-made substance that has transformed our lives. The plastics industry, with a history of 100 years, is perhaps the most versatile product of our age.
The basic raw material for plastics are chemicals, which are derived from crude oil and by various processes converted into resins and polymers. Plastics cover a wide variety of products, including toys, household wares, industrial components of various shapes and sizes. In addition, refrigerators, automobiles, radio and television sets, paints, synthetic textiles, aircrafts, shipping, as well as defence equipment, medical and surgical products, have an unavoidable dependence on plastics of various kinds.
The Indian plastics industry has over the years, become a part and parcel of our daily lives, covering many objects of our needs in terms of food, clothing and shelter. Universally recognized as energy conserving, plastics have almost replaced materials like rubber, wood, glass and paper in packaging, and metals in other industries. Plastics are light in weight as compared to aluminum and all other non-ferrous metals.
Footwear Technology PROFESSION
There is a growing awareness today of the propriety of dress. Often a person’s character is defined by the kind of clothes and shoes worn. Of course, much of this fashion hype has been created by manufacturers eager to improve their sales, and the rising demand for specially designed and manufactured clothing and accessories is a direct fallout of this phenomenon.
Footwear technology is one area of activity that has seen a boom. The increase in demand and choice for footwear has led to a spurt in the number of companies dealing with footwear production and export.