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Ask a Scientist: What's the Difference Between Thermoplastics and Thermoset Plastics?

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What's the difference between thermoplastics and thermoset plastics? The primary physical difference is that thermoplastics can be remelted back into a liquid, whereas thermoset plastics always remain in a permanent solid state. Part of the "Ask a Scientist" series.

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