softening range

softening range

[′sȯf·ən·iŋ ‚rānj]
(physics)
The temperature range in which material without a melting point goes from a rigid to a soft condition.
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Neat PEEK shows a typical polymer yield point as compared to its composites, followed by a softening range, and a roughly straight sub domain up to 0.4 value of strain.
These materials have a wide softening range, which makes them difficult to analyze using other testing standards.
Merck Patent Geselleschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung and Lackharzwerke Robert Kraemer GmbH and Co., have been awarded a patent for a non-dusting, homogenous pigment preparation comprising at least one effect pigment, a modified colophony resin having an acid number of 90-200 mg of KOH/g of resin, a hydroxyl group content of 40-180 mg of KOH/g of resin and a softening range of 50-120[degrees]C and water, a solvent or solvent mixture.