Chemical process of converting a @PT07163@ or a polymer into a polymer of higher molar mass and then into a @NT07562@.
See also:
  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, @C01434@, physical @CT07136@ and post-@P04740@ reactions are sometimes referred to as 'curing'. Use of the term 'curing' to describe such processes is deprecated.
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]