Chemical process of converting a @[email protected] or a polymer into a polymer of higher molar mass and then into a @[email protected]
  1. Curing is achieved by the induction of chemical reactions which might or might not require mixing with a chemical curing agent.
  2. Physical aging, @[email protected], physical @[email protected] and [email protected]@ reactions are sometimes referred to as 'curing'. Use of the term 'curing' to describe such processes is deprecated.
See also:
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. (Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)) on page 1822 [Terms] [Paper]