The term ‘cure’ refers to the hardening, setting or crosslinking process in thermosetting resins. During crosslinking, a thermosetting resin undergoes several changes, usually (but not always) starting as a liquid, becoming progressively more viscous, undergoing a solidification process known as gelation, then becoming a soft, rubbery or cheese-like substance, and eventually becoming a hard, relatively brittle solid.
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