thermoset

noun

ther·​mo·​set ˈthər-mō-ˌset How to pronounce thermoset (audio)
: a thermosetting resin or plastic

Examples of thermoset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are made up of glass fibers mixed with a type of plastic called a thermoset. IEEE Spectrum, 2 May 2024 The town is nestled between the coal-burning power plant, two of the island’s largest thermoelectric plants and other industries, including a company that produces thermoset composites, a material used in major appliances like refrigerators. DÁnica Coto, ajc, 29 Jan. 2023 Hexion serves the global adhesive and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, speciality products and technical support for customers in various applications and industries. Joe Cornell, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Using an ultraviolet laser pointed at a surface of a liquid thermoset resin, SLA 3D printing first draws an object's support structures, and then the object. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 21 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermoset was in 1947

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“Thermoset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoset. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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