Most of the activity in life is influenced by plastics and many depend completely on plastics products. Additives widely use in cars tools for example etic bumper, dashboards, steering wheels and switches; medicine without plastic hypodermic syringes and artificial hip joints. Telecommunications, dependent on plastic telephones, circuit boards and cable insulation. Our entertainment and leisure depend on the unique combination of characteristics offered by plastics in sports equipment and clothing, CDs, video and audio tape, television and cinema indeed you wouldn't be able to read this over the internet without plastics!
Without additives, plastics would not work, but with them they can be made safer, cleaner, tougher and more colorful. Additives cost money, of course, but by decreasing production costs and making products last longer, they help us to save money and conserve the world's precious raw material reserves. In fact, our world today would be a lot less safe, a lot more expensive and a great deal duller without the additives that turn basic polymers in to useful plastics.