What are thermosets?


Thermosets refer to the set of materials formed by polymers joined by chemical bonds acquiring a highly cross-linked final structure. The highly cross-linked structure of thermoset materials is directly responsible for the high mechanical and physical resistance (stresses or loads, temperature…) of these materials compared to thermoplastics and elastomers. On the other hand, it is this highly cross-linked structure that provides low elasticity, giving these materials their characteristic brittleness.

Classification of thermosetting materials:

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