Applications

CTS offers a series of products based on the phenolic structure currently derived from cashew shell oil, a by product of the cashew nut industry. The unique chemical structure gives our resins a high degree of formulation versatility, enhanced moisture, and chemical resistance with improved flame retardant properties.

Pre-pregs

  • Similar thermal and tensile properties of traditional Epoxy-amine systems
  • IZOD impact strength increased by >150%
  • Excellent fiber wetting
  • High surface smoothness of the final composite
  • High moisture and chemical resistance

RTM or Infusion

  • Long pot life (>2hr at 50 C)
  • Flexible Cure Cycle
  • Excellent Fiber Wetting
  • Quick curing at temperatures 120-140 C
  • High moisture and chemical resistance

Novocard® in RTM

Pultrusion & Filament Winding

  • No VOC’s
  • Very high processability
  • Long gel time – up to 60 C
  • Good fiber wetting
  • Quick curing temperatures of 130-140 C
  • High moisture and chemical resistance

Novocard® in Filament Winding