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Thermoplastics In The Compression Molding Process

Thermoplastics provide a wonderful option to replace metal pieces when corrosion is a problem. It is able to withstand extreme, and even hazardous environments and provide the best quality finish at a lower cost in comparison to other types of materials.

The most commonly used thermoplastics are polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). You can easily find Compression Molding Presses online from many sites.

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In addition to the classifying system, thermoplastics are available in three different forms. The first one is fabric prepregs which utilize the common carbon or glass fiber weaved material that has thermoplastic resin that is incorporated within the fabric.

The second form of material refers to thermoplastic laminates reinforced (RTL) that differ in the type of material employed and the amount of layers they comprise and also in terms of length and width. 

The third type of material where thermoplastics can be found can be described as a unitape made of thermoplastic, which is wide and includes cut molding compound grade which is a one-eighth-inch-wide slit tape. 

In contrast to thermosets, that require cold storage and cold transportation, there's no chemical reaction in thermoplastics, so thermoplastics can remain at room temperatures and have no degradation of their properties.

Thermosets have a greater initial cost for raw materials; they also have high strength, shrink-resistance and elasticity like properties. They can be utilized in applications with low stress or high stress mechanical components very easily.