Development of polymer network of phenolic and epoxies resins mixed with linseed oil: pilot study

Ku, H. and Cardona, F. and Rogers, D. and Munoz, J.-C. (2010) Development of polymer network of phenolic and epoxies resins mixed with linseed oil: pilot study. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 19 (6). pp. 912-919. ISSN 1059-9495

PDF (Submitted Version)

Download (665Kb)


Epoxy resin was mixed with phenolic resins in different percentages by weight. Composite 40/60 means the proportion by weight of epoxy resin is 40 percent. It was found that only composites 50/50 and 40/60 could be cured in ambient conditions. Dynamic mechanical analysis showed that only these two composites form interpenetrating polymer network. The addition of linseed oil to the two resins results also in the formation of interpenetrating network irrespective of proportion by weight of the resins; the mechanical properties will only be better when the percentage by weight of epoxy resin is higher; the aim of reducing cost and at the same time maintaining the mechanical properties cannot be fully achieved because epoxy resin is much more expensive than its counterpart.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 8670
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 02:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: epoxy resin; phenolic resin; flexural test; dynamic mechanical thermal analysis; linseed oil
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091304 Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8698 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing > 869899 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11665-009-9549-9

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only