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Thermoplastic Lining

Last updated: June 1, 2020

What Does Thermoplastic Lining Mean?

A thermoplastic lining is a thin layer of material composed of plastic polymer that is often affixed to the inner surface of a metallic vessel or pipe. The thermoplastic lining serves as a protective coating against corrosion and erosion from wear and tear.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Thermoplastic Lining

Thermoplastic liners possess several chemical and physical properties that make them preferred materials in terms of corrosion prevention. Some of these properties include:

  • High molecular weight
  • Strong polymer chains with bonded intermolecular forces
  • Easy reshaping when exposed to significant heat, allowing the formation of linings to match any equipment geometry
  • Easily designed with polymer processing methods like injection and compression molding, calendering and extrusion


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