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Thermosetting Polymers

Industry Overview:

There’s no room for error in developing thermosetting polymers, which are used in adhesives, electronics equipment, automobile tires, cooking tools and more. This is because once a thermoset polymer is cured, it can no longer be melted and remolded into something else.

While the field calls for meticulous scientists, it offers them exciting opportunities to exploit thermoset polymers’ advantages – mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and durability. The characteristics of thermosets vary widely: Pphenolics are strong and hard, epoxies are more elastic. Uncovering successful new ways to recycle these polymers will add value to a company seeking to make thermosets even more versatile and less costly.

Common Applications:
  • Resins – epoxy, polyester, etc.
  • Curing – heat, radiation, etc.
  • Viscosity
  • Oligomers – dimmers, trimers, tetramers, etc.
  • Molding – injection, extrusion, etc.
  • Cross-linking – covalent, ionic bonds
  • Deformation
  • Tensile Strength
  • Elongation, etc.
  • Crystallization
Look for our articles in Plastics Engineering Magazine and other industry publications.

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Jeff Bennett

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It is quite clear that you have a well developed networking system and a broad base of contacts in the chemical industry…you were able to generate a group of high quality candidates…in a short period of time.  I appreciate the time you took getting to know our needs, personalties, and corporate culture.  In closing, your follow up skills and ability to convey the candidates feelings and positions…were very professional.  I enjoy your stick-to-itivness and style.

President & CEO
Mona Industries
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