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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

  • H. KuAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering and Surveying, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, University of Southern Queensland Email author 
  • , F. CardonaAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering and Surveying, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, University of Southern Queensland
  • , D. RogersAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering and Surveying, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, University of Southern Queensland
  • , J.-C. MunozAffiliated withFaculty of Engineering and Surveying, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, University of Southern Queensland

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

dynamic mechanical thermal analysis epoxy resin flexural test linseed oil phenolic resin