thermoset


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thermoset

A polymer-based liquid or powder that becomes solid when heated, placed under pressure, treated with a chemical or via radiation. The curing process creates a chemical bond that, unlike a thermoplastic, prevents the material from being remelted. See thermoplastic.
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What hot runners are to thermoplastics, cold runners are to thermosets like liquid silicone rubber (LSR).
New Thermoset Material: Bulk Molding Compounds, Inc.
This course will be taught at an introductory level, presenting practical information on the reasons for the success of TPEs in many applications; an understanding of their lack of success in other applications; the major hurdles TPEs have encountered and overcome; generic classes of thermoset rubbers with which specific TPEs compete; the versatile means of processing TPEs; and the myriad of TPE applications.
LSR, PVC, thermoset, elastomer, insert, PIM, micro-molding, and ceramic molding versions.
A rheological characterization of thermosets under curing conditions like in the later processing is so far said to be impossible.
Manufacturers of thermoset molding compound are recycling in secret.
Thermoplastic and thermoset molds for injection molding, structural foam, vac-forming, and compression molds.
For many years, thermoset processing was restricted to operator-fed and evacuated-compression-and-transfer systems.
Dicaflock cellulose fiber fillers improve impact strength and dimensional stability in molded thermoset.
ETPV thermoplastic vulcanizate is said to deliver the high performance of many thermoset rubbers, along with substantial savings in processing costs compared with thermosets, according to the company.