Glossary of terms used in the polyurethanes business

Courtesy of Smithers-Rapra & Cromar Solutions Ltd, UK

 

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TDI An abbreviation for Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate and Toluene-2.6-diisocyanate. TDI is an aromatic diisocyanate and a key polyurethane raw material.

Thermoplastic A polymeric material which may be formed and reformed by the application of heat and pressure.

Thermoset A material which may be formed and polymerised by the application of heat and pressure. Once reacted by the application of heat, thermosets cannot be reformed.

TMXDI An abbreviation for m- and p-tetramethylxylene diisocyanate and 1,4- and 1 ,3-di(isocyanato-dimethy 1-methyl)-benzene.