Synthetic resin

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Synthetic resins, or polymers, are formed by a chemical reaction between two or more substances. Examples are acrylics, alkyds, vinyls, epoxies, polyesters, polyolefins, phenolics, Polystyrene, and Cellulose acetate. Synthetic resins, are becoming increasingly available and have applications in nearly every aspect of life. Their wide range of properties and forms provide plastics, paints, textiles, films, coatings, adhesives, fabrications, cushions, and protectors.


General Characteristics of Polymers

Physical Properties for Selected Thermoset Resins

Physical Properties for Selected Thermoplastic Resins

Resources and Citations

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  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • C.V.Horie, Materials for Conservation, Butterworth-Heineman, London, 1997
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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