Resorcinol formaldehyde resin
Resorcinol reacts with formaldehyde to form polymers. Resorcinol formaldehyde resins cure at room temperature. They form a very strong bond that is resistant to moisture, acids and weathering. Resorcinol resins are used as adhesives for wood veneers, plywoods, and for rubber-textile laminates.
Synonyms and Related Terms
resorcinol-formaldehyde resin; resina resorcinol-formaldehído (Esp.); resina de resorcinol-formaldeído (Port.)
Soluble in water, ketones and alcohols prior to curing.
Hazards and Safety
Skin contact can cause irritation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 667
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 8323