What is phenolic resin used for? Exemplary fields of application:
Phenolic resins / phenol formaldehyde resins are used in a wide variety of industrial products that need a durable, smooth and spotless coating – thus phenolic resins are perfect for molded objects like billiard balls and circuit boards or as phenolic coatings on cars and cans. Other uses include phenolic foam for insulation and various applications in the rubber industry including tires. Learn more about the uses for phenolic resins:
Phenol formaldehyde resin in phenolic coating
Phenolic coating offers consistent, high-grade protection against corrosion, scratches and cracks. Baked phenolic coatings can be used in a wide range of pH environments, even in extremely acidic environments as it has excellent chemical resistance to acids even at high temperatures up to 120°F/48°C. Therefore, phenolic coatings are the optimal coating choice for a variety of industrial applications such as exhaust hoods, pumps, pipes, and tank linings.
The PHENODUR® product line can also be used as a phenolic coating for metal packaging where a perfect equilibrium between durability, chemical resistance, flexibility and film toughness is needed such as in beverage cans. Our PHENODUR® products simplify the phenolic coating process and lower its costs with numerous phenolic crosslinkers for almost every situation. Discover our PHENODUR® product line for phenolic coatings.
Phenolic resins in rubber products such as tires
Phenol formaldehyde resins are an impeccable alternative for resorcinol. Resorcinol which can cause erythema’s and skin irritations, is water-soluble and therefore harmful to the environment and the human organism. Phenolic resins are a safer alternative when used as crosslinkers in rubber products. Our ALNOVOL® novolac resins provide a great alternative for resorcinol in the rubber products such as for tires. Phenolic resins help reinforce rubber structures and improve adhesion, plus they can be used for a wide variety of rubbers such as natural, nitrile, styrene-butadiene and EDPM rubber. Discover our ALNOVOL® product line for rubbers.
Our phenolic resins in your product!
The applications of phenol formaldehyde resins are just as versatile as your needs! Do you need further information on their fields of application, our product lines or the advantages of phenolic resins and crosslinkers? Then do not hesitate to get in touch with our allnex phenolic experts: