Application - Phenolic resins

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Phenolic resins

Phenolic resins are a family of thermosetting materials made by the reaction of  a phenol with an aldehyde.

Phenolic resins can be used as composite materials including foams, laminates and molding powders (compounded with fiber reinforcements or fillers and curing agents). They have inherently rather low flammability and relatively low smoke generation.

They are widely used in mass transportation, building, mining industry and as decorative laminates for furniture.

An important application of phenolic resins is in E&E equipment for the production of FR-2 paper-based copper clad laminates.