PF(Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins) Production Cost Analysis 2020

Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resins, also known as phenolic resins, are synthetic polymers, produced via a reaction between phenol or substituted phenol and formaldehyde. It is used as the basis for bakelite. PFs were known to be the first industrial synthetic resins or plastics. They have been commonly used for manufacturing moulded products like billiard balls, coatings or adhesives, etc. They were once known as the main material for the manufacturing of circuit boards, but now they have been largely replaced with epoxy resins and fiberglass cloth.

There are two main manufacturing methods for producing phenol formaldehyde. While one is the reaction of phenol and formaldehyde directly to manufacture a thermosetting network polymer, the other restricts the formaldehyde to transform into a  prepolymer, which is often known as novolac. 

Phenolic resins are also found in myriad commercial products. Phenolic laminates are produced by impregnating at least one or more layers of a base material like that of paper, fibreglass or cotton with phenolic resin and then laminating the resin-saturated base material under heat and pressure. PF finds use in several places like glass phenolics are mainly used in the high-speed bearing market, and phenolic micro-balloons are used for density control, among others.  Snooker balls, or balls from other different table-based ball games, are also made from phenol-formaldehyde resin.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of PF(Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins) production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).

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