"Cure-in-place piping for water and wastewater infrastructure is one of the largest applications for thermoset
resin because of its resistance to corrosion," says Nunnery.
Fillers and glass reinforcements are used to increase the strength of thermoset
molding compounds and allow the finished part to better withstand the impact, load, and other environmental conditions.
Construction products, household durables and transportation equipment will continue to comprise the majority of thermoset
demand, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the total in 2004.
In contrast to thermoplastic elastomers, thermoset
rubbers are single-phase materials, without the dual hard and soft phases.
"Electrical application accounts for the largest market share in molding compound market by thermoset
He led development of key proprietary technologies currently sold in the coatings and thermoset
Since then, the molder's business has jumped by roughly 40% in the Mexican market, due in large measure to rising demand for thermoset
molded parts, which offer high durability, corrosion resistance, high precision, dielectric properties, and other key characteristics for automotive and other markets.
An Excellence in Polymer Research Award will be presented, beginning in 2010, by the Thermoset
Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) to a student researcher to encourage and recognize advances in the science and engineering of the thermoset
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.
Driven by automakers looking for lower-weight, higher-capability materials, suppliers are pushing new polymer formulations into areas that have been traditionally dominated by metals and thermoset
dilution produced a lightly crosslinked thermoset
network, which was locked into the amorphous PVC, forming a mixed thermoset/PVC SIPN domain.
US Patent 8,907,049 (December 9, 2014), 'Thermoset
Resin Compositions with Increased Toughness," Alexandre Baidak and Claude Billaud (Cytec Technology Corp., Wilmington, Delaware, USA).