The plastics of highest melting point?

  • 2 Replies
  • 10765 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline Titanscape

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 785
    • View Profile
The plastics of highest melting point?
« on: 18/05/2004 17:08:28 »
What is the melting point of bakelite? And are there any better plastics?

Titanscape
Titanscape

*

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 20602
    • View Profile
Re: The plastics of highest melting point?
« Reply #1 on: 18/05/2004 18:20:26 »
Hi Bren....I don't know the answer to your question but i did find this site which made interesting reading http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem00/chem00038.htm

'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'  
Men are the same as women, just inside out !

*

Offline gsmollin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 749
    • View Profile
Re: The plastics of highest melting point?
« Reply #2 on: 24/05/2004 03:06:16 »
I don't think Bakelite melts when heated. It disintegrates into carbon and probably hydrogen. By "better", do you mean higher operating temperatures? Yes there are, but what you are doing determines which one you want. There are high temperature epoxies, silicones, polyimides, polyamides, polysulfones, and of course flourocarbons.
"F = ma, E = mc^2, and you can't push a string."