Teflon is a thermoplastic.
Thermoplastics can be resoftened and remoulded several times,thermosetting can be heated and moulded only once into an irriversible shape.=)
thermosetting plastic becomes hard when heated and deteriorates by excessive cross linking and thermoplastic becomes soft and can be moulded into any shape.
thermoplastic plastics (recyclable)thermosetting plastics (non-recyclable)
The terms are used to categorise cable insulation according to its properties, such as its operating temperature, rather than the ingredients from which it is are made.These terms are now used by the IEE Wiring Regulations to describe insulation formerly described, for example, as 'pvc' (a 'thermoplastic' material) or rubber ( a 'thermosetting' material).
teflon is thermoplastic as it contains a linear chain and is not crosslinked..
It is a thermoplastic! :)
the opposite to thermosetting plastic is thermoplastic