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What are the characteristics of thermoplastics?
Also to know is, what are the characteristics of thermoplastic Fibres?
3.6. 1 Thermoplastics
|Melting point||Broad softening point||Sharp melting point|
|Shrinkage||Low||High anisotropic, differential shrinkage|
|Dimensional stability||Good; consistent predictable shrinkage||Fair|
|Mold shrinkage||Lower mold shrink; no post mold shrink||Higher mold shrink; can have high post mold shrink|
Subsequently, question is, what is thermoplastic material and its properties? A thermoplastic is a material, usually a plastic polymer, which becomes more soft when heated and hard when cooled. Thermoplastic materials can be cooled and heated several times without any change in their chemistry or mechanical properties. When thermoplastics are heated to their melting point, they melt to a liquid.
Also to know is, what are the characteristics of thermosetting plastics?
The main thermosetting plastics are epoxy resin, melamine formaldehyde, polyester resin and urea formaldehyde. Good electrical insulator, hard, brittle unless reinforced, resists chemicals well. Used for casting and encapsulation, adhesives, bonding of other materials.
What is the structure of thermoplastic?
Thermoplastic materials are those materials that are made of polymers linked by intermolecular interactions or van der Waals forces, forming linear or branched structures.