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  • n. A thermosetting plastic

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  • adj. having the property of becoming permanently hard and rigid when heated or cured


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  • Antonius Broekhuis and colleagues note in the new study that so-called thermoset plastics are widely used in consumer electronics due to their hardness and heat resistance.

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  • The desk is made from high quality polyurethane thermoset plastic with either silk matte or glossy finish.

    The IGL-jet Desk by Ernest Igl

  • There is nothing to burn, so they burn their own, the stiff frozen twists of the unfortunate packed into thermoset stoves and lit with the dried dead fur of a squirrel or mouse.

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  • Reinforcement of thermoset and thermoplastic resins by asbestos fibers was used to develop products for the automotive, electronic, and printing industries.


  • If one can visualize a bucket – a bucket with a layer of thermoset plastic at the bottom of the bucket with a layer of thermoplastic on top.

    Farmers smiling in the rain.

  • Now some of the thermoset conservatives at the bottom of the bucket, and furthest away from the interface between thermoset/thermoplastic boundary, are very set in their ways.

    Farmers smiling in the rain.

  • If I might use some chemical/scientific terms, there are thermoset Conservatives and thermoplastic Conservatives.

    Farmers smiling in the rain.

  • The thermoset grouping is set in their ways and will only budge if a LOT of heat is applied to them.

    Farmers smiling in the rain.

  • Moving upwards and towards the interface/boundary we observe thermoset conservatives that require medium heat to shift to common sense positions on vital issues.

    Farmers smiling in the rain.

  • Hexion, the world's largest producer of thermoset resins, said Huntsman's claims are without merit and it remains "confident" that it will prevail.

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