Polymer Resin

In polymer science and polymer manufacturing, resin is either a solid or semi-solid material of synthetic or plant origin which is usually semi-occlusive in terms of changes that it can go through from a pure state to its polymer state, i.e., solid, liquid or semi-solid. Solids in resin include polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyimide (PI) sheets and their derivatives. Solids in resin include naphthalene, chloroprene, ethylene, polyimide gel, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and sodium cacodylate. Resin is also used as a catalyst in many chemical reactions. Feel free to visit their website at Resin for more details.
There are three main types of resins: thermosetting plastics, thermoforming plastics and extrusion plastics. Thermoset resins occur upon demand from a raw mold while thermoforming plastics occur from a mold that is melted together. Extrusion plastics occur in a vacuum of their own. All three types of resins are mixed together to create a homogenous mixture that can then be shaped by various methods such as roll forming, gravity casting, gun casting, plasticizing and cold rolling. Plastic molding resins can be made from a wide range of plastic materials including low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS) and polyurethane (PE).
Resin can be found in a wide range of applications ranging from paints, coatings, cushions, plastics, rubber and other natural and artificial materials. The industrial use of synthetic resins has contributed significantly to the rise in construction industry productivity and helped the manufacture of many common products. One important application of synthetic resin is in the manufacture of rubber and other soft toys. The materials, properties and costs of synthetic resins continue to advance and make significant contributions to the manufacture of consumer and industrial products.