Synthesis of elastomeric phenolic resins with improved toughness and flexibility

Cardona, F. and Fedrigo, J. (2011) Synthesis of elastomeric phenolic resins with improved toughness and flexibility. In: EUROTEC 2011: Inaugural European Technical Conference on Plastics, 14-15 Nov 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

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Novel phenolic resins (PF) with improved fracture
toughness and flexibility properties were synthesised and
evaluated. A first modification consisted in the
copolymerization of Phenol with a natural renewable
component (Cardanol) during the synthesis of PF resins
(CPF). An increases in the content of Cardanol resulted
in a proportional increases in the flexural strength and in
the fracture toughness together with a decreases in the
flexural modulus of the cured CPF/PF blended resins.
Further increased plasticizing and toughening effect was
observed by the blending of the CPF/PF resins with
propylene glycol (PG).

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Depositing User: Dr Francisco Cardona
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 05:19
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 02:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenolic; cardanol; strength; toughness; PG
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960609 Sustainability Indicators

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