Definition of thermosetting in English:

thermosetting

Line breaks: thermo|set|ting
Pronunciation: /ˈθəːməʊsɛtɪŋ
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • Denoting substances (especially synthetic resins) which set permanently when heated. Often contrasted with thermoplastic.
    More example sentences
    • After polymerisation using heat, light, radiation, or catalysis a range of strong thermosetting plastics can be produced.
    • The methanal can then be used in the manufacture of thermosetting plastics.
    • He called this material Bakelite - after himself - and it was the first thermosetting plastic in the world.

Derivatives

thermoset

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • There are three classes of polymers - thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers.
  • An alternative approach is to use powder coatings, which involves spraying or dipping components in thermoplastic or thermoset resin powders.
  • One after another, he circulated plastic bags containing polymer samples through the meeting room: brittle black thermosets, pliable brown elastomers, and tough fiberglass composites.

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