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Top 10 Properties of a Thermoplastic materials

Thermoplastic materials:A thermoplastic is a plastic material that becomes moldable above a specific temperature and solidifies upon cooling.In this article,I will be explaining about the top 10 properties of a thermoplastic materials in a detailed manner.

Top 10 properties of a Thermoplastic material
Top 10 properties of a Thermoplastic material

Top 10 properties of a thermoplastic materials:

  1. By heating the polymer,it turns as soft material.
  2. It is available in the form of solids at Room temperature.
  3. It is a recyclable process.
  4.  Thermoplastic material in the form of solid is converted into Thermoplastic material in the form of liquid which is done by the action of heating and the Vice-versa also takes place in the another direction.
  5. Looses Strength:By heating the thermoplastic material it looses its strength.
  6. Gains strength:By the action of cooling,the thermoplastic material gains strength.
  7. Shape change:During cooling only,the thermoplastic material changes its shape.
  8. Temperature:The servicing temperature of a thermoplastic material is 150°C.
  9. Structure:The thermoplastic material exhibits Linear structure i.e. -CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-
  10. The thermoplastic material is hazardous to the environment which is less when compared to the thermoset and rubber.

Examples of a thermoplastic materials:

  • Polyehylene
  • Poly Vinyl Chloride(PVC)
  • Teflon

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


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