Renewable Resins: new research from North Dakota

August 19, 2011 |

In North Dakota, NDSU researchers have developed a family of resins from renewable raw materials, creating resins that eliminate hazardous components such as formaldehyde and bisphenol-A. The resins are based on sucrose and vegetable oils, and can be varied to perform in many applications and industries.

The resins developed can be made from from sugarbeets, plus oils from soybeans, flax and sunflowers. When cured, the patent-pending resins show improved properties over current biobased materials and processes, mechanical properties comparable to petrochemical-based materials, and increased renewable material content.

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