What are thermosetting plastics? Give two examples of thermosetting plastics.
Thermosetting plastics: The plastics which when moulded once, cannot be softened by heating are called thermosetting plastics. For example, Bakelite is a thermosetting plastic which is a poor conductor of heat and Melamine is a thermosetting plastic which is resistant to fire and can tolerate heat better than other plastics. It is used to make floor tiles, kitchenware and fire resistant fabrics. It is used to make electrical switches and handles of utensils.