Plastic Visual Expeiments

Polyethylene or polythene is the most common plastic in use today. It is a linear, man-made, addition, homo-polymer, primarily used for packaging (plastic bags, plastic films, geomembranes, containers including bottles, etc.).

Depending on thermal history and film thickness PE can vary between almost clear (transparent), milky-opaque (translucent) or opaque. LDPE thereby owns the greatest, LLDPE slightly less and HDPE the least transparency. Transparency is reduced by crystallites if they are larger than the wavelength of visible light.


  1. Polyamides
  2. Polycarbonate
  3. Polyester
  4. Polyethylene
  5. Polypropylene
  6. Polystyrene
  7. Polyurethanes
  8. Polyvinyl Chloride
  9. Polyvinylidene Chloride

I wanted this visual to show the abstract form of the chemical makeup of plastic. At any point the red lines only connect four circles together the same way it would work on a plastic molecule.

(Critic - Too flat and non-dimensional, plain, audio is off track)

For this next video I wanted to visualize the sound of plastic crushing and crunching.

([self]Critic - Straying away from the main point of plastic.