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1

What are thermosetting plastics ?

When thermosetting plastics 'set' they cannot be softened, shaped or moulded by reheating

2

Examples of thermosetting plastics ?

Melamine formaldehyde
Polyester resin

3

Uses of melamine?

Tableware
Work tops
Electrical installations
Decorative laminates

4

Uses of polyester resin?

Car bodies
Boats
Glass

5

What is a thermoplastic?

Thermoplastics (also known as thermoforming plastics) can be reheated, allowing them to be shaped and moulded in different ways

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Examples of thermoplastics ?

Acrylic
Rigid polystyrene

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Uses of acrylic?

Display signs
Baths
Roof lights
Machine goods