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Thermoset Resins

  1. Amit Chatterjee1,2,3

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc255

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Chatterjee, A. 2012. Thermoset Resins. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–31.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Delaware, DE

  2. 2

    DRDO, NMRL, Ambernath, India

  3. 3

    Intectual Venture, Wilmington, DE

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


Thermosets are highly cross-linked polymers that are cured or set using heat, pressure, light, microwave and/or, energy devices. This leads to high performance products for industry because of their high modulus, strength, durability, and resistance toward thermal stress and chemical attacks as provided by their high cross-linking density. Within this contribution, a special emphasis was made on phenolics, epoxy, polyester, BMI, cyanoester, POSS, urethanes, flame-retardant thermosets, nano-poly-petroleum-based, and biobased thermosets.


  • thermosets;
  • epoxy;
  • VE;
  • BMI;
  • POSS;
  • biothermosets;
  • resin;
  • nano;
  • nanoresin;
  • bismaleimides;
  • cyanate ester;
  • phenolic;
  • fire retardant;
  • biobased thermosets;
  • polyester;
  • polyurethanes;
  • toughner