Thermoset Injection Molding
The Thermoset family of plastic materials harden and cure in the molding process as the molecules actually crosslink in a chemical reaction and set into a final shape. No addition of heat will soften or melt the material. As a result, thermosets have their advantage in any high heat environment where softening or melting cannot be tolerated. Domestically products such as ash trays, cooking utensils and cookware handles are produced from thermosets. Industrially thermosets are used in electrical, electronic and military applications. Some examples of thermoset materials are phenolics, epoxys, melamines and diallylphthalates.