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GP® 5018 Resin

GP® 5018 phenolic resin is used in conjunction with GP® 4839 catalyst, for the manufacture of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) parts. Specifically developed for hand layup and filament winding, the system is also suitable for other FRP processes.

By varying the amount of the catalyst mixture in the GP 5018 resin, desired pot life and cure speed can be achieved; e.g., decreased catalyst mixture level results in increased pot life.

Applications

Air conditioning and mining ventilation, Composites, Fiber-reinforced polymers, High-temperature applications, Laminates, Passenger platform decking

Product Composition

Phenol-Formaldehyde resole

Appearance/Form

Amber to brown liquid

Typical Properties
Non-Volatiles, %
72 – 76
Viscosity @ 25°C, cps
800 – 1,400
pH
6.5 – 7.5
Specific Gravity @ 25°C
1.22 - 1.24
Weight per gallon, lbs
10
Flash Point, °C
>90
Free Formaldehyde, %
1.0 maximum
Storage Life @ 25°C
30 days

Packaging

Drums and bulk quantities

Storage and Handling

GP 5018 resin and GP 4839 catalyst should be used in areas with good ventilation. Resin should be stored at temperatures at or below 40°F (5°C). Catalyst should be sotred at 25°-30°C, lower temperature storage can cause crystallization of the catalyst. Prior to use, the resin should be brought to room temperature. As with any resin/acid system, precise and thorough mixing of the resin and catalyst mixture is essential to achieve uniform cure and optimum quality.

The information and technical data herein is believed to be accurate. It is offered for your consideration, investigation and verification. Buyer assumes all risk of use, storage and handling of the product. NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS MADE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as a license to operate under or recommendation to infringe any patents.

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