Essential raw materials for resin production
Resins respond to the high-performance requirements of many automotive, appliance, consumer and industrial applications. They can offer outstanding durability, excellent physical properties and a high-end finished appearance.
Indene is used in indene/coumarone resins, an important component in paints, glues and rubber applications. In these applications, the resins can increase solid content, improve the gloss, increase abrasion resistance, and protect against corrosion.
In addition, naphthalene is converted to phthalic anhydride and polyester resins for use in paints and reinforced polyester applications.
Phenolics are used in the production of phenolic resins, a group of versatile polymers used as hardeners and to preserve material properties.