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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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||phenolic; cardanol; strength; toughness; PG|
|Depositing User:||Dr Francisco Cardona|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2012 05:19|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:59|
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