Definitions for "THERMOPLASTICS"
Capable of being repeatedly softened by heat and hardened by cooling (n.) – A material that will repeatedly soften when heated and harden when cooled. Typical of the thermoplastic family are the ABS, polypropylene, acrylics, cellulosics, polyethylenes, vinyls, nylons, and the various fluorocarbon materials.
A group of plastic materials that become elastic or melt when heated, and return to their rigid state at room temperature. Examples are PVC, ABS, polystrene, polycarbonates, nylon, etc.
Materials that become soft when heated and solid when cooled to room temperature. This softening and setting may be repeated many times.
Keywords:  elastomers, thermosets, tool
Thermoplastic Elastomers Thermosets Tool