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Resins - Thermosetting Resins

Thermosetting resins form a highly diverse, versatile, and useful class of polymeric materials. They are used in such applications as moldings, lamination, foams, textile finishing, coatings, sealants, and adhesives.

A thermosetting resin cures to an infusible and insoluble mass with either the application of heat or a catalyst. The thermosetting resins are dominated by phenolics, polyesters, polyurethanes, and amino resins. Together, these account for about 70% of the commercially important thermosets.

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