Thermoplastic vs Thermoset Plastic: Mechanical Properties Overview

The ability to choose a plastic for a product, based on its mechanical properties, is a powerful too for technological advancement. We can choose one type of plastic for powerful, fuel-efficient jumbo jets and another vastly different type for impact-resistant silicone phone cases. Our latest Hardware Guide post provides an overview of the mechanical performance of the major families plastics: thermoplastic and thermoset plastic.

Thermoplastic polymer chains

In this article, we cover:

  • The basics of plastic chemistry
  • A detailed comparison between rigid thermoplastic and thermoset plastic
  • The mechanical properties of elastomer thermoplastic compared to thermoset plastic

To learn more, read the full post on the Hardware Guide.

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