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Current Applied Polymer Science


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Review Article

A Review on Phenol-Formaldehyde Biocomposites

Author(s): Reem Salam, Lakshmipriya Ravindran, Meyyarappallil Sadasivan Sreekala* and Sabu Thomas

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2022

Published on: 21 December, 2022

Page: [151 - 172] Pages: 22

DOI: 10.2174/2452271605666221007091510

Price: $65


Due to the greater thermal stability, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability of Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) resin, it occupies a very special position in the resin field. Nowadays, natural fiber reinforced PF composite materials are widely used. The objective of this study is to discuss the property improvements of natural fiber reinforced PF biocomposites. This review paper discusses thermal, electrical, diffusion, viscoelastic, tribological, morphological, and mechanical and biodegradability properties. Biocomposites will be a substitute for plastics which provides properties of both natural and synthetic ones. The greater the pollution magnitude, the more devastating the impacts on people’s health, the environment, and economic well-being. The main sources of pollution contributing to it are vehicle exhaust, open waste burning, lighting, heating and the combustion of various fuels for cooking. When compared with plastic materials, PF biocomposites are partially biodegradable, hence limiting the amount of pollution rate. Moreover, it has a wide range of applications, such as packaging, construction, automobiles, and household purposes. In short, this review aims to provide detailed information regarding PF biocomposites.

Keywords: Phenol formaldehyde (PF), resin, natural fiber, biocomposites, pollution, biodegradability.

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