Thermoset Plastic Molding
Available from Akron Porcelain & Plastics Co.
Thermoset Plastic molding compounds (as molded by Akron Porcelain & Plastics since 1957) were developed primarily to satisfy the following molded part criteria:
• High heat resistance while maintaining physical strength properties
• Chemical resistance
• Electrical insulation (arc & track resistance)
• Dimensional stability
Materials Used – Phenolics, Glass Filled Polyesters (Bulk and Sheet Molding Compounds), Structural Composites, Alkyds, Ureas
Thermoset materials from Akron Porcelain & Plastics differ from thermoplastic molding compounds due to a change in chemistry that occurs during the cure portion of the molding process. In short, the material "sets" up and "kicks" over into a different chemistry that provides the desired molded part characteristics as stated above.