Thermosets are often used for molding electrical components to protect them from mechanical and environmental impacts. Thermoset plastic is a hard intertwined material that cannot melt but can be, after a lifetime of use, grinded down to chips or powder to be reused as a filling or reinforcing material in new products.
We have extensive experience developing products and giving them new properties. Do you want your products lighter, smoother, smaller, or perhaps heat-resistant? We´ll make it happen.
The dimensionally stable, white silicone plastic is structured through glass fabric-based silicone. This type of thermoset plastic is very weather-resistant and beneficial for outdoor use, where it is often used in electrical components. Silicone plastic has good dyeing possibilities.
The network of brown, or deep red, phenolic plastic is produced by the condensation of phenol and formaldehyde. Phenolic plastic is often used in covers, pump parts, adhesives and binders, electrical insulators, and sliding bearings. Thermosets phenolic plastic in the form of granules is a material that´s well suited for compression molding, extrusion, and injection molding.
Trade names: Isolit®, Etronit® (paper reinforced). Carta®, Pertinax®, Etronax® (cotton fabric reinforced). Voltis®, Bakelite®
This unsaturated polyester is beige in its natural form but consists of a red surface and pink core in the standard version. It has unlimited coloring options and is made by crosslinking a polyester with styrene.
Thermosets ester plastic is used in a plethora of different areas. Some examples of these are in boats, cars, oil and water tanks, furniture, swimming pools, bathroom fittings, and binders.
Thermosets epoxy plastic is a transparent thermosetting plastic with very good dyeing possibilities. It is based on condensation of epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A and is crosslinked with diamines or other hardeners. Epoxy plastic is often used in paints, laminates, as well as surface coating of metal and in industrial molded adhesive.
EP is suitable for casting, molding and laminate pressing. It can be electroplated and machined.
Trade names: Isoval®, Duraver®, G-Etronax®, GE313®
Polyurethane (PUR) in its standard version is ether-based, but we also offer an ester-based alternative. Ether-based PURs are hydrolysis-resistant and stable for outdoor use with good aging properties. Thermosets polyester types possess good chemical resistance with less swelling and increased resistance to abrasion. Normally the color is yellowish-brown but it can vary greatly. The coloring possibilities are great. PUR is available in hardness from 50 Shore A up to 99 Shore A as standard. It’s also available in hardness according to the Shore D scale.