Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin

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Manufacturing Process and Reactions
Industrial Resins Manufacturing Process

Formaldehyde resins are made by reacting formaldehyde with any of a variety of substances such as urea and phenol The reagents are mixed to form a thermosetting crosslinked polymer used in reconstituted wood (e.g. plywood) and timber adhesives. 

Preparation of Phenol-Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin The resorcinol-formaldehyde resin is expensive because high price resorcinol must be used. To reduce the resin cost and maintain its excellent performance as far as possible, a part of phenol can take place of resorcinol in resin, resulting in Phenol resorcinol - formaldehyde resin.
Resorcinol Lipid Formation These lipids are formed of a resorcinol (1,3-dihydroxybenzene) group alkylated at the position 5 (-R)  with an odd-numbered carbon chain (non-isoprenoid) of various length (C17 to C27) either saturated (alkylresorcinols) or unsaturated (alkenyl resorcinols) with 1 to 6 double bonds.
Reactivity of Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin with Nitric Acid Solid-state infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and elemental analysis have been used to evaluate the reactivity of resorcinol formaldehyde resin with nitric acid and characterize the solid product. Two distinct reactions were identified within the temperature range 25-55 °C.

Kinetics of the Uncatalyzed Reactions between Resorcinol and Formaldehyde 

Because resorcinol and particularly its condensation products with formaldehyde have found ever-increasing application in the past few years, a sounder and more scientific basis for these reactions is warranted, and a systematic study of the kinetics of the resorcinol-formaldehyde condensation was undertaken.

Elution Testing of Resorcinol Purpose, Quality Assurance, Application of RPP-WTP Quality Assurance Requirements, Internal Data Verification and Validation, AN-105 Simulant, RF Resin Receipt and Initial Handling, Ground-Gel RF Resin Conditioning, Ion Exchange Process Testing, Feed-Side Batch-Distribution Measurements at Low Cesium Concentrations, Spent-Resin Batch-Distribution Measurements, Resin Mass Change, Residual Cesium on Resin, Residual Cesium on Resin During Elution.
Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Reactions in Dilute Solution

A recently discovered coupling agent, hydroxymethylated resorcinol (HMR), based on resorcinol-formaldehyde, can greatly enhance wood-to-epoxy resin bond durability in exterior applications. 

Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Resin Analysis

Spherical RF Resin, Resin Process History, Spent Resin Preparation, Resin Analysis, Quality-Assurance Requirements.
Effects of Species, Adhesive Type and Cure Temperature on the Strength and Durability of a Structural Finger Joint The Finger-Joint Profile, Finger-Joint Manufacturing, Adhesives, Wood Species, Finger-Joint Bending Tests, Species by Adhesive Interaction, Cure by Adhesive Interaction, Finger-Joint Cyclic Delamination/Bending Test.
Company Profiles
AdCo (UK) Limited AdCo (UK) Limited is a specialist adhesive company supplying a range of highly technical based adhesives, allied products and application equipment, to a wide variety of industries.
Dynea Dynea is a global leader in providing high performance adhesion and surfacing solutions.
INDSPEC Chemical Corporation INDSPEC Chemical Corporation is the world's largest and North America's only producer of resorcinol. Its Petrolia, Pennsylvania facility has a capacity of 50 million pounds per year, or half of the worldwide capacity for resorcinol.
Singh Plasticisers & Resins(I) Pvt Ltd Singh Plasticisers & Resins (I) Pvt. Ltd. (SPR) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of specialty rubber chemicals and Dry Bonding Chemicals (DBC) based on Resorcinol Formaldehyde (RF) resin for the rubber industry.
Borden Chemicals

As one of the world’s leading producers of industrial resins, adhesives and related products, Borden Chemical has over 70 years of experience in creating innovative solutions to our  customers’ application needs.

IPIRTI Manufacturing technique for Phenol resorcinol formaldehyde resin.
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd

Established in 1913, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. is one of Japan’s leading chemical manufacturers, offering a diverse range of products including basic chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. 

Intota Experts in 'resorcinol-formaldehyde resin'

Roy R. Graham

Proprietary projects in development of fiber glass products: USA and China. Establish quality programs for manufacturing organizations. Review and document procedures in preparation for ISO 9000 certification.
Taghvaei – Ganjali

Broad experience with tools and methodology including: UV and IR spectroscope, Mass spectrometer and all technics for evalution of rubber compounds such as: Reometer, viscometer, TG-DSC, flaxometer, ozone tester,… 

Jean-Paul PIRARD

Non intrusive mercury porosimetry: Pyrolysis of resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels
Dr Sofia I. Pascu D.Phil. in Inorganic Chemistry, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Robert Michael Strongin

Research Chemist, Process Research and Engineering, FMC Corporation, Princeton, NJ

Shaheen A. Al-Muhtaseb

Assistant Professor Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

V L Heasley Dr. Victor Heasley , participated with Dr. Dale Shellhamer at the 14th Winter Fluorine Conference in Florida. Dr. Heasley also published a paper in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry entitled, "Reactions of Resorcinol and Its Chlorinated Derivatives with Monochloramine: Identification of the Intermediates and Products.
Catechol Modified Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex cord Dip United states patent for Catechol Modified Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex cord Dip
Phenol Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin United states patent for Phenol Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin.
Adhesive composition A wood adhesive composition for bonding wood-based materials, said composition comprising an aqueous based thermosettable resin adhesive and a fluorochemical surfactant.
Preservation of wood with Phenol Formaldehyde Resorcinol Resins Canadian patent for Preservation of wood with Phenol Formaldehyde Resorcinol Resins.
Low density, resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogels The invention described herein pertains generally to organic gels and more specifically to organic aerogels and methods for their preparation.
Rubber compounding resorcinolic resins and process for making the same The present invention relates to low fuming, less hygroscopic resorcinolic novolak resins which are used with curing agents in rubber to give improved mechanical properties and tire cord to rubber adhesion.
Capacitive Deionization Technology Capacitive Deionization Technology: Development and evaluation of industrial prototype system.

Spherical Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Synthesis by Inverse Suspension Polymerization

Base catalyzed sol-gel polycondensation of resorcinol (1,3-dihydroxybenzene) with formaldehyde by inverse suspension polymerization leads to the formation of uniform, highly cross-linked, translucent, spherical gels, which have increased selectivity and capacity for cesium ion removal from high alkaline solutions.

Carbohydrate modified Phenol Formaldehyde resins

For adhesive self-sufficiency, the wood industry needs new adhesive systems in which all or part of the petroleum-derived phenolic component is replaced by a renewable material without sacrificing high durability or ease of bonding. 

Azo Dyes Based on Resorcinol-formaldehyde Oligomer

Resorcinol-formaldehyde oligomer was synthesized by the condensation of resorcinol and formaldehyde in presence of oxalic acid. The mole ratio of reactants employed was 1 :0 .5, respectively. A series of new oligomeric disperse dyes were prepared by coupling various aromatic diazonium salts to resorcinol-formaldehyde oligomer. 

Enhancing Adhesion Between Dissimilar Elastomers 

Regulatory demands in Europe have created a need for the European hose market to reformulate hose compounds, use new hose construction techniques, or both1. Alcohol-containing fuels especially require  the addition of a vapor-impermeable barrier to the hose construction in order to meet regulatory requirements. 

Bonding Technology

Bonding has become an indispensable technique for joining two or more substrates with each other, not only in industry but also in everyday life. Bonding allows the production of laminated materials, facilitates mobility and communications, positively influences the handling of foods, supports health and hygiene and improves the quality of our lives.

P-170 Resin

P-170 Resin is a resorcinol-formaldehyde novolac resin. In combination with a methylene donor such as hexamethylenetetramine (Akroform HMT-80/EPR/P), P-170 Resin functions as an adhesion promoter.

Resorsabond 7210 Resin

The Resorsabondâ 7210/7310 adhesive system is supplied in two components that, when properly combined, are capable of curing at room temperature. Resorsabond 7210 is a liquid phenol-resorcinol-formaldehyde resin that has been specifically formulated to be catalyzed with Resorsabond 7310 liquid hardener for use in the manufacture of wood I-beams.

Holdfast® W6 Resorcinol List of Adhesive and Sealants products.
Resobond Industrial Timber Adhesives The resobond range has been specially formulated to provide performance on difficult to glue timbers such as jarrah, spotted gum, brush box and other dense Australian and Asian hardwood species. The range also includes adhesives that give high quality bonds on softwoods such as pine.
Pliocord latex Pliocord latex is the ELIOKEM trade name for vinyl-pyridine and SBR latex specifically developed for the adhesion between rubber stock and fabric reinforcement materials. The adhesive compound, so called RFL, is based on VP latex and resorcinol formaldehyde resin.
Adhesives Uses Structural composites such as plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB) and wafer-board, prefabricated wood I-joists, laminated parallel strand lumber (PSL), laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glulam are dependent upon adhesives to transfer the stresses between adjoining wood fibre.
Substituted Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin Application SF-282 PBM is modified resorcinol formaldehyde resin. SF-282 PBM is currently used in Russian tyre factories like  Niznekamsky, Belaya Cerkov, Kursky, Moskovsky and others. During last years over 400 tons of resin has been produced and used in these plants. 
Wood Laminated Composite Poles

Wood composite poles are new engineered products with polygonal shapes and bonded with synthetic resins. The poles have multiple advantages over the solid wood poles and are a promising solid pole substitute in power transmission, telecommunication, and cable TV services. 

Hydroxymethylated resorcinol coupling agent for wood surfaces 

The treatment material, hydroxymethylated resorcinol (HMR), is a dilute, alkaline mixture of resorcinol and formaldehyde which continues to react. It forms a resorcinol-formaldehyde polymer in  time but provides a coupling action between the wood and other resins that a common resorcinol-formaldehyde adhesive cannot.

End Jointing Green Lumber with SoyBond

Alkaline hydrolysis of protein-rich fractions from soybeans provides a material that, when combined with phenol-resorcinol-formaldehyde resins, forms a strong gel within seconds and that further polymerizes at room temperature to provide bonds with the strength and durability required for use in structural lumber.

Non-Halogen Substitutes in Electronic Enclosure and Textile Applications 

An investigation of Non-Halogen Substitutes in Electronic Enclosure and Textile Applications.
Suppliers And Buyers
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ABCR GmbH & Co ABCR GmbH & Co. KG delivers Speciality chemicals to pharmaceutical and chemical companies worldwide. Via our logistic centre in Karlsruhe, Germany, we organise the shipping of our products to more than 10,000 individual laboratories.
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Market and Report
Soy Based Wood Adhesives

Soy-protein-based wood adhesives have been used for centuries. Since World War II, they have been largely replaced by petroleum-based adhesives with superior performance and economics. 

Resorcinol World Health Organization Report Identity and physical/ chemical properties, analytical methods, sources of human and environmental exposure, environmental transport, distribution, transformation and accumulation, environmental levels and human exposure, comparative kinetics and metabolism.
Resorcinol Formaldehyde adsorption of Cesium from Handford waste Solution

The resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) resin was obtained as granular product from Boulder Scientific Co. The resin was prepared by caustic condensation polymerization of resorcinol and formaldehyde. 

Survey of Wood Adhesives

Adhesives may be defined as any substance capable of attaching materials together by means of surface attachment. This property is not necessarily an intrinsic characteristic of the substance itself since the adhesive may be much weaker than the materials joined together, but it is developed as the adhesive interacts with the adherends under certain conditions of temperature and pressure.

Brown-Staining of Concrete Masonry Unit Wall Structures

Resorcinol is also an ingredient of wood glues used in the furniture industry. These glues, known as resorcinol formaldehyde adhesives, have a dark, reddish-brown color and are known for their propensity to stain light wood with a dark, reddish glue line. 

Formaldehyde: A Brief History and Its Contributions to Society and the U.S. Economy

An historical perspective, resins, adhesives, formaldehyde uses and economic values, formaldehyde production, U.S Formaldehyde manufacturers and their plant locations, Canadian formaldehyde manufacturers and their plant locations, formaldehyde plants contributing to state/ local economies, formaldehyde industry employment.
Borden Chemical Inc Annual Report

Borden Chemical, Inc. is a leading producer of resins, adhesives and binders for the global wood and industrial markets. We are the world’s largest producer of formaldehyde, a building block chemical, and a leading source for specialty UV-curable coatings and adhesives. Borden Chemical materials are used to bind, bond or coat thousands of products that touch nearly every facet of modern life.

Gate to Gate Life Cycle Inventory of Glued Laminated Timbers Production

The environmental attributes of a product or manufacturing process are becoming increasingly important and a regular part of choosing building materials. Wood is an environmentally versatile material. It is biodegradable, renewable, and recyclable. 

Material Safety Data Sheet
Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin Chemical product and company identification, composite/ information on ingredients, hazards identification, first aid measures, fire fighting measures, accidental release, spill, leak procedures, handling & storage, exposure controls/personal protection, physical & chemical properties, stability & reactivity, toxicological information, ecological information, disposal considerations.
Phenol-Resorcinol Formaldehyde (PRF) Bonded Products

Product Identification, Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information, Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information, Hazard Identification, Emergency and First-Aid Procedures, Fire and Explosion Data, Accidental Release Measures, Handling and Storage, Exposure Control Measures, Personal Protection, Physical/Chemical Properties, Stability and Reactivity, Toxicological Information.

Liquid Resorcinol Formaldehyde Resin Identification of the substance or preparation, Use of the substance or preparation, Company/ undertaking identification, Emergency telephone number, Composition substance/ preparation and ingredients data, Components data, Human health hazard, Exposure by inhalation, Exposure by ingestion, Exposure by skin, Exposure by Eyes, Suitable Extinguishing media, Extinguishing Media not to be used, Handling, Storage.

CYREZ® CRA-100 resin powder concentrate is a 72% active, free-flowing and non-dusting powder form of CYREZ 963 liquid resin on a specialty Hi-SilTM 1 silica carrier. CYREZ CRA-100 resin powder concentrate is easier to handle than liquid resin and other powder products from Cytec. 

Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex Dip Information, ingredients, physical data, fire & hazard data, physical hazards, health hazards, special protection information, special precautions and spill/leak procedures.
Plant and Project
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC began in 1959. Our first facility was a phenolic resin adhesive plant located in Coos Bay, Oregon, to supply the company's West Coast wood products' operations.
Waste Immobilization Plant A Waste Immobilization Plant (WIP), Trombay has been designed and constructed for the management of radioactive liquid waste generated during reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from research reactors at BARC.
Waste Treatment Plant Project Cesium ion exchange program at the Hanford river protection project waste treatment plant.
Improved Electrodes for Capacitive Deionization

Capacitive deionization is a new technology being developed for the purification of ocean and brackish well water. A constant voltage is applied and soluble salts are collected on the surface of porous carbon electrodes, thus purifying the water for human consumption or industrial processes. 

Development of Resins from DGC's 3- Methylcatechol

The primary objective of this project is to determine if 3-methylcatechol can be used in the synthesis of resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF), phenol-resorcinol-formaldehyde (PRF), or related resins.

Hazards, Safety and Guides
Resorcinol- Health Based Reassessment

Resorcinol is used primarily in the manufacture of tyres and other rubber goods. Likewise, it is used in the manufacture of resorcinol-formaldehyde resins used in tyre building as well as in adhesives used for bonding structural wood laminates.

Formaldehyde Environmental Health Criteria Formaldehyde has been shown to cause pulmonary effects on healthy and on asthmatic subjects (not sensitized to formaldehyde) at a concentration that is already irritant. Precise thresholds have not been established for the pulmonary irritant effects of inhaled formaldehyde.
Wood Working Hazards Many hardwood dusts, especially those from exotic woods, are  common sensitizers and can cause allergic skin reactions. Some  hardwoods can cause allergic reactions in individuals working 
with or using finished hardwoods.
Resorcinol information The meta (1,3) isomer is resorcinol (also known as resorcin), which forms clear needle crystals used in the production of diazo dyes and plasticizers. It is produced by sulfonating benzene with fuming sulfuric acid and fusing the resulting benzenedisulfonic acid with caustic soda.
Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex RFL stands for Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex. These three building blocks of RFLs are combined chemically to make a very strong, heat resistant, highly flexible adhesive which is ideally suited for rubber-to-fabric adhesion.