Phenolics a star in corrosion resistance

Fiber-reinforced phenolics are proving their value in a variety of new applications in very corrosive and aggressive environments.


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When it comes to fighting corrosion, composites are getting more attention and use, particularly in water and sewer management and delivery systems. Traditional workhorse resins like vinyl ester and polyester often come to mind, but phenolics are not to be overlooked.

In fact, phenolics manufacturers have been busy the last few years making this material easier to process and apply in a variety of corrosive environments.

In Market Outlook: Fiber-reinforced phenolics, CompositesWorld provides an update on this material and evaluates some recent applications — including large-diameter piping for the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City.