Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Art & Design


Statement of the Problem The purpose of this study was to determine the historical development and scope of the plastics industry. It was also ascertained in this study how the plastics industry could be interpreted in industrial arts education programs.

Method of Study Used A review of available literature was made to identify the history and scope of the plastics industry, processes, products, type and cost of equipment, and the availability of visual aids to be used in teaching industrial plastics.

Results Industrial processes applicable to industrial arts education have been described in this study. Also, a course of study for industrial plastics has been developed for all industrial arts education programs.

Conclusion It was concluded by this study that the plastics industry has had a major significance on society. Therefore, it is necessary that all youth be acquainted with it in industrial arts education.