Thursday, 11 January 2018

Resorcinol - A Multi-Functional Compound

Resorcinol is a chemical used to produce resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) resin, an adhesive used in the automotive sector. RF-based carbon fibers are majorly used as an anode in lithium-ion batteries. Resorcinol can be used to bind rubber to synthetic or non-synthetic materials. Its derivatives are used in coatings and paints to protect external surfaces from ultraviolet (UV) light. Its applications include flame retardants, rubber, plastics, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

Plastics, Polymers & Resins

Multitudinous Applications

Disflamoll, a flame retardant developed by Lanxess AG, uses resorcinol as one of its major components in producing cellulose acetate films. It extends its protection against fires for a broad range of polymers and plastics including polyvinyl chloride.

The research and development (R&D) division of Dey’s Medical Stores found that the mixture of resorcinol with dexpanthenol can be used in producing a hair tonic solution. This solution can treat seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.

RF adhesives are used in engineered wood applications. Finger-jointed studs and I-beams manufacturers rely on wood adhesives due to their thermal resistance. Dynea Corporation produces these products in high volumes to cater to wood-based builders. Resorcinol-formaldehyde latex (RFL) adhesives are used in bonding textiles to rubber products. Compotex Limited, a provider of textile treatment solutions, provides services for nitrile rubber, chloropene, and natural rubber (NR).

Market Insights

The global resorcinol market is projected to exceed a valuation of USD 580 million by 2025, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected a strong CAGR from 2014 to 2025 (forecast period) due to demand from construction and automotive sectors. Its application in rubber, plastic, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products are anticipated to influence market growth. Its use as an adhesive in rubber and metal products can fuel global market in the forthcoming years. However, development of environment-friendly alternatives for resorcinol can restrain market growth. Prominent market players include Akrochem Corporation, Dynea AS, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., and Amino-Chem Co. Ltd.

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