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.
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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
Rubber & Adhesives article
Phenolic resins are amongst the most versatile materials used in the rubber and adhesives sector, performing roles such as tackifiers, adhesion promoters, reinforcing agents and vulcanizing agents. This article explains how the characteristics of phenolic chemistry deliver such versatility and also describes why alternatives might be more limited in their scope and performance. Most notably,
Press release: Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP)
Following widespread consultation across the industry, the phenolic resins sector is launching a CLP Task Force to deal with the challenges posed by REGULATION (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. The CLP Task Force, which is a joint initiative between the European Phenolic Resins Association (EPRA) and the Unmodified
Press Release: Further Open Meetings planned on modified phenolic resins – Chemical Watch
Following the Open Meeting on modified phenolic resins hosted by the European Phenolic Resins Association (EPRA) in mid-October, the Association has identified two additional resin chemistries requiring active management in order to meet their REACH requirements. Accordingly, back-to-back meetings are proposed to explore the possibilities for consortium formation in the following areas: A Substituted Phenolic
Press Release: Phenol Formaldehyde Amino Resins – Chemical Watch
Further to the Open Meeting on modified phenolic resins hosted by the European Phenolic Resins Association (EPRA) in mid-October, five companies have now committed to the formation of a REACH Consortium as a precautionary measure to co-ordinate the information on Phenol Formaldehyde Amino resins required to cover their obligations under the legislation, even though there