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Top 10 properties of a Thermoset plastic material

Thermoset plastic or Thermosetting plastics are synthetic materials that strengthen during being heated but cannot be successfully remolded or reheated after their initial heat-forming called as Thermoset material. 

Top 10 properties of a Thermoset plastic material
Top 10 properties of a Thermoset plastic material

Top 10 properties of a thermoset plastic material:

  1. By heating the polymer,it turns as hard material.
  2. It is available in the form of liquid at Room temperature.
  3. It is a Non-Recyclable process.
  4. Thermoset in the form of liquid is converted into Thermoset material in the form of solid which is done by the action of heating and its Vice-versa is not possible.
  5. Gains strength: By the action of heating, the thermoset plastic material gains strength.
  6. No change in the strength of the thermosetting plastic is done by the action of cooling.
  7. Shape change: During heating only, the thermoset material changes its shape.
  8. Temperature: The servicing temperature of a thermoset plastic material is 300°C.
  9. Structure: It exhibits a Cyclic structure.
  10. It is hazardous to the environment which is more when compared to the thermoplastic and less than the rubber.

Examples of a thermosetting material:

  • Epoxy Resin
  • Phenolic(Bakelite)
  • Vinyl Ester Resin
  • Cyanate Ester
  • Poly Ester

This is the complete explanation with its top 10 properties. Hope this article is helpful to you.

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