There is a determined effort to utilise renewable materials in phenolic reactions to lessen the dependence of phenolic resins manufacturers on petrochemical raw materials. A variety of natural products are used as raw materials either as partial replacement of phenol (cashew, tannin, starch, lignin) [...]
Phenolic resins are the solution of choice for applications that require durability and longevity, strength, chemical and temperature resistance.
The unique properties of phenolic resins allow these to stand out as an ‘enabling technology’ facilitating many safety and environmental benefits. [...]
The long-term durability of phenolic resins (up to 60 years in the built environment) enhances the sustainability of the products making recycling questions appear only at the end of a usually long service life. Because phenolic resins are composed of a thermoset, three-dimensional network, they are [...]