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Advantages and disadvantages of thermoplastic polymers

Jun 08, 2020

Article Summary: Advantages: Unlimited shelf life-no reaction during storage; easy to handle (non-sticky); short manufacturing time; recyclable-they undergo melting and curing cycles; easy to pass welding, solvent bonding, etc. Molding repair; has higher fatigue fracture toughness and better resistance to delamination than epoxy resin.

    Thermoplastic polymer: soften, melt and flow when heated, such as LDPE, HDPE, PP, PS, PVC, nylon, PMMA, PC, ABS, PET.


    Features: Polypropylene, linear or branched structure, easy to process with heat, heat sensitive characteristics, single polymer molecules are bonded together by weak secondary molecules.


    Advantages: Unlimited shelf life-no reaction during storage; easy to handle (non-sticky); short manufacturing time; recyclable-they undergo melting and curing cycles; easy to repair by welding, post-solvent bonding, etc.; It has higher fatigue fracture toughness and better delamination resistance than epoxy resin.

    Source:http://www.up-resin.com/


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