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Thermosets are a sub group of polymers that change irreversibly after being subjected to heat or radiation due to a curing process where chemical bonds are formed. They vary from soft polyurethane foams to very hard and tough phenolic resins. Curing polyurethanes sometimes requires a catalyst and for the majority of melamine resins and phenol formaldehyde resins.

At Lawrence Industries we have the technical expertise coupled with the support of our long standing Principals to provide excellent advice on additive selection in several areas of interest.

  • Polyurethanes - a selection of polyols, isocyanates, catalysts including tin, bismuth and zinc, moisture scavengers, mineral fillers such as wollastonite including silane coated versions, silicone surfactants, fumed silica, functionalised sulphide resins, rheology modifiersand hollow glass micro bubbles.
  • Phenolic Resins - a selection of mineral fillers (includes basic and coated versions of wollastonite, mica and quartz), fumed silica, ceramic microspheres, hollow glass micro bubbles, special effect pigments and metallic pigments.
  • Epoxy Resins - a selection of mineral fillers (includes basic and coated versions of wollastonite, mica and quartz), fumed silica, ceramic microspheres, hollow glass micro bubbles, special effect pigments, metallic pigments, functionalised sulphide resins, silicon carbide and carbon fibres.

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By Evonik

Matting Agents

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By Evonik

Fumed Silica - Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic

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By KaMin

Hydrous Kaolin

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By Avanzare

Graphene nanoplatelets


By Avanzare

Pre-wetted Graphene nanoplatelets

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By Avanzare

Antistatic additives

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By 3M

Thermally conductive lubricating fillers

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By 3M

High performance abrasion resistance


By Münzing Chemie

Micronized and Non-Micronized Waxes

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By Chitec Technology Co.

UV Absorbers (UVA) and Light Stabilisers (HALS)


By ASK Chemicals

Anti-Static Carbon Fibres

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By Münzing Chemie

Dispersing Agents for Pigments and Fillers

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By Waverly Carbon

Recovered Carbon Black

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By Oxidos Ferricos

Micaceous Iron Oxide

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By Geotech

Holographic Pigments

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By Geotech

Borosilicate Glass Pigments

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By Geotech

Glittering mica flakes

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By Geotech

Polyester glitter (for plastic)

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By Geotech

Biodegradable Glitter

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By Geotech

Pearlescent Pigments

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By Geotech

Pearlescent Pigments

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By Geotech

Polyester Glitter (Premium)

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By Geotech

Holographic Pigments

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By 3M

The lightweight filler


By Quarzwerke HPF

Aluminium Hydroxide

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By Geotech

Aluminium Based Pigments

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By Münzing Chemie

Wetting Agents


By Rotec

Expanded Silicate Rock Powder


By Rotec

Expanded Silicate Rock Granules

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By KaMin

Calcined Kaolin


By Quarzwerke HPF

Thermally Conductive Alumina and Zinc Oxide

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By Quarzwerke HPF

Fused Silica


By Evonik

Precipitated Silica

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By Tyromer

Tyre devulcanised rubber

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By TIB Chemicals

Organometallic Catalysts

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Surface Functionalised Kaolin

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By Quarzwerke HPF

Anhydrite flour

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By Quarzwerke HPF

Mica (Muscovite)


By Quarzwerke HPF

Nepheline Syenite

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By Quarzwerke HPF


Tytan™ CP arrow

By Borica

Coupling Agents

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By KaMin

High opacity and tint strength kaolin

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By Zeochem

Speciality Zeolites

Articles Tagged Under "Thermosets"
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Additives for Recycled Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics are fantastic engineering materials. They are low cost, lightweight, easy to process and provide excellent durability. It’s no surprise therefore that thermoplastics are omnipresent in our lives, with the average European citizen consuming on average 50 kg per year. High time then to scrutinise thermoplastics from a sustainability standpoint.

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