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Phenolic/Phenol-Formaldehyde (PF) - Resole

The phenolic resole resin systems designed by GP Chemicals are used in a wide variety of applications and industries.

GP® resins are used in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) applications with fire safety concerns or high-temperature requirements such as mine ventilation and offshore water pipe systems. They are also used in automotive, mass transit, rail car and aerospace applications. In these applications, smoke generation and toxicity levels, as well as high-temperature resistance are critical.

Within this line, we offer resins that can process on polyester pultrusion systems. The resins are styrene-free and are thermally cured without the need for external catalysts. GP laminating resins are suitable for use in honeycomb, prepregs and laminates. Our resins for honeycomb are used to reinforce Nomex®, carbon fabric and paper honeycomb and often used for military applications.

In saturating substrates, waterborne GP resins are used for applications that include oil and air filters, cooling water media. Our resin line features properties that include good wicking, abrasion resistance, moisture resistance and durability.

GP Chemicals also manufactures a line of water-soluble and alcohol-soluble thermosetting PF resole resins specifically designed for high pressure laminate applications requiring low emissions, post formability and strength.

Our PF resole resins are also used for wood product applications. These resins include PF products for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and the LEAF® GB resins for composite panels.

GP PF resins are used in the oil and gas industries to impart crush resistance to proppants.

Other GP resole resins are used extensively in the coatings industry, particularly for protective corrosion-resistant coatings.

GP Chemicals also produces a line of triazone products that can extend base polymers, reducing costs while maintaining performance of the end product.

Nomex is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

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Low smoke generation, fire resistance

GP® 161G66 resin is used in conjunction with GP®012G23 catalyst in the manufacture of pultruded composite parts. GP 161G66 is a ...

extender, base polymer reduction, cost reduction

GP® 4864 triazone resin is used in a variety of industries as an extender, solvent or reactive diluent with melamine-formaldehyde, phenol-formaldehyde, melamine-urea-formaldehyde ...

Excellent wetting characteristics; intercoat adhesion, performance enhancer, flexibility

GP® BKR-2620 coating resin is a solid, heat-reactive, modified phenolic resin used for nitrile adhesives and in films used for intercoat adhesion ...

Chemical resistance, metal adhesion, lower VOC coatings

GP® BKS-2605 heat-reactive phenolic resin solution can help manufacturers formulate coatings with lower volatile organic compounds (VOC). It provides the performance attributes ...

Flexible phenolic, plastisol primers, adhesion promoter for solution vinyl resins, oil and plasticzer resistance in nitrile rubber adhesives

GP® BKS-2640 is a phenolic resin solution for coatings of rigid metallic substrates.

Grain bonding, water tolerance, light color

Urea-formaldehyde and phenol-formaldehyde resins are used for grit adhesion to various substrates in coated abrasives, bonded abrasives and wheels, and scrub pads.

Low emissions, cost-effective, good recovery, strength

A line of water-soluble thermosetting phenol-formaldehyde resins specifically designed to meet individual insulation customer needs such as low emissions, cost-effectiveness, good recovery ...

Moisture resistance, low emissions, low smoke generation, fast curing, wicking, abrasion resistance

Phenolic resins are used for saturating substrates in various applications. These resins are designed to have performance properties that include: ...

Water-based, corrosion resistance, crosslinker for latex and phenoxy polymers

GP® 4003 resin is an aqueous dispersion designed as a modifier for latex and phenoxy resins to improve chemical resistance and adhesion ...

Low smoke generation, fire resistance, thermoset

A high temperature phenolic resin developed for use in the manufacture of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) that meets the requirements of Military Specification ...

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