Why are electric witches, plugs and sockets made of 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 electricity. It is used to make electrical switches and handles of utensils.

Hence, electric witches, plugs and sockets made of thermosetting plastics.

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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