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ther·mo·plas·tic

(ther'mō-plas'tik),
A classification for materials that can be made soft by the application of heat and harden on cooling.
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ther·mo·plas·tic

(ther'mō-plas'tik)
Classification for materials that can be softened by application of heat and hardened on cooling.
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2.The cardanol-bonded cellulose-based resin produced through the process achieves thermoplasticity and water resistance that is of a similar level to the resin produced through the conventional process.
Patented blends of polyolefins (thermoplasticity) and polyethylene oxide (water sensitivity) modified with side chain grafts are just beginning to be investigated for this application.
Thus, the temperature window between sufficient thermoplasticity and decomposition of CA is enlarged, and melt processing is possible without degradation.
They fully vulcanized the rubber phase while mixing and maintaining thermoplasticity of the blends.
Another important feature of polyurethanes is its low thermoplasticity, providing good release properties to inks that are printed in the heat sealing area of flexible packages and therefore unlike other plasticizers impart good heat seal resistance.
Polyhydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) with different molar ratios of hydroxyvalerate (HV) is known to be biodegradable and biocompatible, and its various properties such as natural origin, biodegradability, biocompatibility, optical activity, and thermoplasticity make it suitable for a variety of applications in health industry [12, 13].
Owing to certain thermoplasticity in their nature, properties tend to fall off at elevated temperatures.
Clemons, "Chemical modification of wood fiber for thermoplasticity, compatibilization with plastics, and dimensional stability," in T.
Typical representatives of the block copolymers are relative new materials which exhibit an unusual combination of thermoplasticity and rubber-like behavior and are thus known as thermoplastic elastomers.
From rheological measurements of dynamically vulcanized EPDM, PP and ionomer ternary blends, it has been found that these ternary blends show thermoplasticity even though they contain chemically crosslinked EPDM.