Thermosets are often used for molding electrical components to protect them from mechanical and environmental impacts. Thermoset is a hard intertwined material that can´t melt, but after a lifetime of use it can be grinded down to chips or powder and be reused as a filling or reinforcing material in new products.
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We work with a variety of thermosets, each of which has different properties for different uses. Examples of thermosets are:
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®
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.
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 as binders.
The network of brown, or deep red, phenolic plastic is produced by condensation of phenol and formaldehyde. Phenolic plastic is often used in covers, pump parts, adhesives and binders, electrical insulators and sliding bearings. 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®
The dimensionally stable, white silicone plastic is structured through glass fabric-based silicone. This type of plastic is very weather-resistant and beneficial for outdoor use, where it is often used in electrical components. Silicone plastic has good dyeing possibilities.
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. 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.