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- n. Plural form of imide.
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Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) are the most widely used resin type for composites, comprising in excess of 80% of all thermoset resins (others being epoxies, phenolics, acrylics, imides, and urethanes).
The near-endless variety of plastics stems from the diversity of monomers-esters, amides and imides, to name a few-and the degree of linkage that exists between polymer chains:
"Yes," answered Orme; "I remember; but now they have stronger stuffs -- azo-imides, I think they call them -- terrific new compounds of nitrogen.
"Well, those 'azure stinging-bees,' or whatever they call the stuff (he meant azo-imides) are pretty active, but it will take a lot of stirring if ever we get there.