The plastics industry manufactures polymer materials and offers services to a range of industries, including aerospace, building and construction, electronics, packaging, and transportation. Plastics are responsible for countless facets of the modern life we enjoy today. From health and wellbeing, nutrition, shelter and transportation to safety and security, communication, sports, leisure activities and innovations of industry. The term "plastics" covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or polymerization products that can be molded or extruded into objects, films, or fibers. Their name is derived from the fact that in their semi-liquid state they are malleable, or have the property of plasticity. Plastics vary immensely in heat tolerance, hardness, and resiliency. Combined with this adaptability, the general uniformity of composition and lightness of plastics ensures their use in almost all industrial applications today.