Paper Title:
Flexural Strength of Phenol Formaldehyde Composites Post-Cured in Microwaves: Preliminary Results
  Abstract

A commercial phenol formaldehyde based resole thermosetting resin supplied by Borden Chemical Australia Pty. was filled with ceramic-based fillers (Envirospheres or SLG) to increase its flexural strength. By performing flexural tests at a range of filler addition levels, the optimal addition level of SLG was able to be determined in terms of workability, cost and performance. The composites obtained were post-cured in conventional oven and in microwaves respectively. It was found that the maximum flexural strength of the microwave cured composites were only 5% lower than those cured in conventional oven when the percentage by weight of SLG was 24%. However, the time required for post-curing was also reduced from 10 hours (in conventional oven) to 40 minutes (in microwaves).

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 79-82)
Edited by
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
Pages
1399-1402
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.79-82.1399
Citation
M. Trada, H. Ku, J. Vedhar, "Flexural Strength of Phenol Formaldehyde Composites Post-Cured in Microwaves: Preliminary Results", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1399-1402, 2009
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August 2009
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