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The role of dispersants and additives in thermoset composites


Thermoset composites are used in many different end markets and applications that need a strong, durable, lightweight material, increasingly replacing metal and traditional plastics as a result of their ability to resist corrosion and withstand aggressive elements, including certain chemicals, oils and harsh weather.
Thermoset composites are a mixture of a polymer matrix (thermoset resin) and a reinforcing fiber that, when combined, makes them stronger and leaves them in a permanent solid state after curing. Formulations can also contain pigments, fillers and flame retardants to introduce color, reduce weight and cost and provide fire retardancy.

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