What is Cardanol Oil?
Cardanol (know as cashew phenol, Cardanol-phenol resin, Cardanol resin, cardanol shell liquid) is a phenolic lipid obtained from anacardic acid, the main component of cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a byproduct of cashew nut processing. Cardanol finds use in the chemical industry in resins, coatings, frictional materials, and surfactants used as pigment dispersants for water-based inks. It is used to make phenalkamines, which are used as curing agents for the durable epoxy coatings used on concrete floors. The name of substance is derived by contraction from the genus Anacardium, which includes the cashew free, Anacardium occidentale. The name of genus itself is based on the Greek word for heart. Cardanol contributes to improved flexibility, good drying after baking, high electric insulation properties, and thermal stability. These properties make Cardanol an effective substitute for petroleum-based Phenol.
Cardanol Resin Used For?
Cardanol finds use in the chemical industry in Oil and Alcohol soluble resins, laminating resins, rubber compounding, and coatings, serving as an excellent raw material for the preparation of high-grade insulating varnishes, paints, enamels. It is used in friction materials, and surfactants as pigment dispersants for water-based inks and to make phenalkamines, which are used as curing agents for the durable epoxy coatings used on concrete floors. Cardanol can substitute Phenol in up to 30% in phenolic resins used as plywood bonding resin and for the lamination industries.
- Surface Coatings & Paints Marine Coating
- Cardanol use for Primer Paint
- Cardanol Resin use for Enamel
- Cardanol Resin use for Paints
- Cardanol for Rubber
- Brake Lining & Clutch Facings