Synthetic Resins Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of synthetic resins. Synthetic resins, also commonly known as plastics, are man-made resins that harden when initially exposed to heat or pressure. Synthetic resins come in two main types: thermoset plastics and thermoplastics. Thermoset plastics are irreversibly cured, which means that unlike thermoplastics, they cannot be reheated and melted into different shapes once set into a solid state. Common buyers of synthetic resins include manufacturers and construction companies. Buyers can purchase synthetic resins from chemical and petroleum companies, in addition to wholesalers. This report excludes natural resins.