• On the other hand, the epoxy resin demand in the U.S. and Europe is rising in the waterborne composite applications in the industries such as aircrafts, aerospace, and marine coatings. (askindustrynews.com)
  • The curing reaction processes of the epoxy resin/polyamine blends and the lignin/epoxy resin/polyamine blends were studied via isothermal differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and the effect of enzymatically hydrolyzed lignin on the curing reaction of epoxy resin was also analyzed. (ncsu.edu)
  • The results showed that the curing kinetics for two blends were not in full compliance with the autocatalytic curing kinetic model, especially the lignin/epoxy resin/polyamine blends. (ncsu.edu)
  • The apparent activation energy of the epoxy resin/polyamine blends increased with the increased presence of the lignin. (ncsu.edu)
  • The presence of enzymatically hydrolyzed lignin was beneficial to the curing process of epoxy resin/polyamine blends at high temperatures. (ncsu.edu)
  • The addition of the lignin increased the final curing reaction conversion rate, improved the glass transition temperature (Tg) and increased the bending strength for the epoxy resin/polyamine blends. (ncsu.edu)
  • Lignin is the only non-petroleum biomass resource that can provide renewable aromatic compounds. (ncsu.edu)
  • In addition, eco-friendly epoxy resins are environment-friendly alternatives that are being encouraged by the industry due to their lower carbon footprint and bio-degradability. (askindustrynews.com)
  • The global epoxy resin market is also not subject to high imports/exports as the major reasons including North America, Europe, and APAC are self-sufficient in terms of production of epoxy resin and meeting the domestic demand. (askindustrynews.com)