Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 912–919

Development of Polymer Network of Phenolic and Epoxies Resins Mixed with Linseed Oil: Pilot Study


DOI: 10.1007/s11665-009-9549-9

Cite this article as:
Ku, H., Cardona, F., Rogers, D. et al. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2010) 19: 912. doi:10.1007/s11665-009-9549-9


Epoxy resin was mixed with phenolic resins in different percentages by weight. Composite 40/60 means the proportion by weight of epoxy resin is 40%. It was found that only composites 50/50 and 40/60 could be cured in ambient conditions. Dynamic mechanical analysis showed that only these two composites form interpenetrating polymer network. The addition of linseed oil to the two resins results also in the formation of interpenetrating network irrespective of proportion by weight of the resins; the mechanical properties will only be better when the percentage by weight of epoxy resin is higher; the aim of reducing cost and at the same time maintaining the mechanical properties cannot be fully achieved because epoxy resin is much more expensive than its counterpart.


dynamic mechanical thermal analysisepoxy resinflexural testlinseed oilphenolic resin

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre CompositesUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia