Furan resin

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A dark-color, thermosetting resin obtained from the condensation of furfuryl alcohol in mineral acids. Furfuryl alcohol is an inexpensive compound made from corncobs, straw, rice hulls, peanut shells, and other cellulosic waste materials. Furan resins are highly resistant to solvent, acids and alkalis. These black inflexible resins are dense and strong. Furan resins are used in protective coatings, chemical resistant cements and corrosion resistant construction materials.

Synonyms and Related Terms

resina de furano (Esp.); furanne (Fr.); resina de furano (Port.); furfuryl alcohol resin; furfurane; tetrole; furan-furfuryl alcohol resin

Additional Information

Black. Insoluble. Infusible.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 348
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988