This article highlights how phenolic resins have stood the test of time in their use as binders for friction materials in domestic and commercial vehicle braking equipment. As binders for brake pads and brake shoes, phenolic resins combine processability and strong adhesive properties with high temperature resistance to provide cost-effective solutions for the automotive sector.
The European Phenolic Resins Association (EPRA), reports yet another successful year for its members with volumes up by 4,6% in 2016. Dynamic growth has been achieved especially in the construction sector but also the industrial and insulation business showed above average growth. The outlook for the current year is again positive, also because the industry