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What Molding Materials are Thermosets?

Although molded thermosets have history dating back to the original bakelite plastics created by Leo Baekeland in 1907, current views of thermoset plastics, or composites, are as a niche material suitable for performance-forward applications requiring additional protection against elevated temperatures, electrical current, corrosion, and chemical exposure over traditional thermoplastics such as Nylons, Polypropylenes, ABS, and […]

Thermoset Molding for Corrosive Environments

As a performance-based molding material, thermosets offer strong material properties for molded parts and components such as heat resistance, chemical resistance, and excellent electrical and insulation performance. Aside from the above property benefits, molded thermosets also provide superior resistance to corrosion over metal and many thermoplastic material solutions, making thermosets a material of choice for […]

Thermoset Molding in Consumer Appliance Applications

Molded thermosets are used for parts and components in many different industries and end-markets due to the versatile material property benefits of thermosets such as heat, chemical, and corrosion resistance, coupled with low costs to manufacture. One driver of thermoset molded components is the home appliance industry. Parts such as cookware bases, handles, knobs, and […]

Thermosets vs Thermoplastics

When creating a new part or product, designers select a suitable material to manufacture the product in. When creating a new plastic or composite part or component, engineers and designers have a wide array of molding materials to choose from. Selecting the best material to manufacture your product in depends on different variables involving the […]

Using Thermosets in Home Appliance Applications

Thermosets are used in products in a variety of industries. Electrical and automotive are two heavy users of molded thermoset components due to thermoset materials durability and protection against high temperatures and electrical current. Another industry that relies on the unique properties of thermoset molding materials is the home appliance market. Engineers utilize thermosets in […]

Injection Molding Thermosets

Thermoset plastics have been widely used in manufacturing for parts requiring protection against high operating temperatures and electrical currents. From the old bakelite materials to new age composite formulations used in advanced automotive, aerospace, and electrical markets, thermosets are a material of choice for challenging applications. When determining the correct molding material to use on […]

Using Thermosets in High Temperature Applications

Using thermosets as a molding material can offer strong material properties including chemical and corrosion resistance, electrical insulation, and low water and moisture absorption, however one of the main drivers of implementing thermosets into a molding application is the heat resistance provided to molded end parts. Thermoset materials including phenolic and bulk molding compound (BMC) […]

ERP Software for Quality

Using Manufacturing ERP Software for Quality With a commitment to quality, Woodland Plastics seeks to provide high-quality thermoset parts and components to our customers with an assurance they have been molded and inspected to the product or customer’s quality standard requirements. One avenue Woodland leverages its quality system is through manufacturing ERP software. Manufacturing ERP […]

Protecting Electrical Applications with Thermosets

While thermoset molding materials are used in a variety of end-use industries, one of the larger industry users of molded thermoset parts is within the electrical industry. Parts molded in a thermoset material not only exude excellent electrical properties to remain strong and durable over the life of a part, but the electrical performance properties […]

Secondary Operations for Molded Thermosets

What is required to produce an acceptable part with thermoset plastics or composites? Is a thermoset molded part ready to be packed or boxed right off the press as a thermoplastic molded part can? While thermoset materials give molded components additional performance benefits over thermoplastics, they usually require secondary operations to complete the parts prior […]