Degradation Behaviour and Kinetics of UV Cured Epoxidised Soybean Oil Derivatives
Green resins based from sustainable resources are a requirement nowadays to replace non environmental coatings. Low (VOC) content epoxy which competes with conventional well established coating and high price could be derived from oil. UV curable resin is typically low VOC systems and offer advantages of rapid ambient cross linking and more energy efficient. Epoxy resins must have fast curing and low shrinkage upon cure which will give advantages to devices performance but epoxy resins are expensive and hence renewable resources from vegetable or non food oil can be used as raw materials.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
M. Rahmah et al., "Degradation Behaviour and Kinetics of UV Cured Epoxidised Soybean Oil Derivatives", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 94-98, 2011