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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.In this article,I will be explaining about the top 10 properties of a Thermoset plastic material in a detailed manner.

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 plastic material in the form of liquid is converted into Thermoset plastic 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 strength of the thermoset plastic by the action of cooling.
  7. Shape change:During heating only,the thermoset plastic material changes its shape.
  8. Temperature:The servicing temperature of a thermoset plastic material is 300°C.
  9. Structure:The thermoset plastic material exhibits Cyclic structure.
  10. The thermoset plastic material is hazardous to the environment which is more when compared to the thermoplastic and less than the rubber.

Examples of a thermoset plastic material:

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

This is the complete explanation of a thermoset plastic material with its top 10 properties.Hope this article is helpful to you.

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