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ther·mo·set·ting

 (thûr′mō-sĕt′ĭng)
adj.
Permanently hardening or solidifying on being heated. Used of certain synthetic resins.
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thermosetting

(ˌθɜːməʊˈsɛtɪŋ)
adj
(Chemistry) (of a material, esp a synthetic plastic or resin) hardening permanently after one application of heat and pressure. Thermosetting plastics, such as phenol-formaldehyde, cannot be remoulded. Compare thermoplastic
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ther•mo•set•ting

(ˈθɜr moʊˌsɛt ɪŋ)

adj.
pertaining to a type of plastic, as one of the urea resins, that sets when heated and cannot be remolded.
[1935–40]
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Adj.1.thermosetting - having the property of becoming permanently hard and rigid when heated or cured; "the phenol resins and plastics were the original synthetic thermosetting materials"
thermoplastic - having the property of softening or fusing when heated and of hardening and becoming rigid again when cooled; "thermoplastic materials can be remelted and cooled time after time without undergoing any appreciable chemical change"
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Translations

thermosetting

[ˌθɜːməʊˈsetɪŋ] ADJ thermosetting plasticsplásticos mpl termoestables
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thermosetting

[ˌθɜːməʊˈsɛtɪŋ] adjtermoindurente
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Now, APC plus is available for molding free-flowing thermosets such as granular phenolic, melamine, urea, unsaturated polyester and epoxy molding compounds, as well as polyester BMC/SMC and liquid or solid silicones.
It turns out that a material property of composites or thermosets that isn't generally a benefit--the fact that they are difficult to recycle--is beneficial for this specific application.
Despite its attractive properties, a high-quality flame retardant grade is required because the fire risk is a major drawback of the epoxy resins thermosets [4].
* Ben Arnold, who was appointed to serve as business director, Thermosets, Americas;
Although thermosets range in type from epoxies and melamine to sheet molding compounds (SMCs), those most commonly used in appliances are phenolics and polyester-based BMCs.
Composite Solutions: Thermosets and Thermoplastics.
Paul Rettinger has accepted the position of Technology Manager, Thermosets Americas.
Thermosets do not remelt easily and are more difficult to recycle; however, if properly decomposed, they can be a resource for new raw materials.
"We do a lot of precision parts for fuel pumps that are molded from thermosets," states Lettau.
Kip Howard has been appointed to the position of technical service representative, Thermosets. Howard, a member of NPCA/FSCT, will be responsible for providing direct technical support to Plasticolors' Thermoset customer base, which will entail meeting their needs through color design and chemical dispersion formulating as well as developing new product solutions.
This technical bulletin describes the RCR and its fast rheological testing with higher selectivity of elastomer compounds and thermosets.
[E'.sub.A] and [E".sub.A] for the pure PVC, and [E'.sub.B] and [E".sub.B] for the pure thermosets) were substituted into the modeling Eq A5 and A6 (see Appendix) to calculate the [E'.sub.A-B], and [E".sub.A-B] values of the blends.