Styrene free vegetable oil based unsaturated polyester resins

Summary

 

Technology Description

 

This technology describes vegetable-oil-based styrene-free UPE resins, which are mainly derived from abundant, inexpensive, renewable and readily available vegetable oils.

 

Applications

 

The resins can be easily used for production of fiber-reinforced composites having mechanical properties and water resistance that are comparable or even superior to those from existing styrene-containing UPE resins.

 

Background of Invention

 

Unsaturated polyester (UPE) resins as thermosetting resins for fiber-reinforcing composites are widely used for automobile parts, boat hulls, oil tanks, pipes, bath tubs. Most existing UPE resins contain a high amount of volatile styrene classified as a reasonably anticipated human carcinogen.

 

Status

 

The technology has been fully developed and characterized in a laboratory scale and is ready for a scale-up application.

Patent Information:
Tech ID:
OSU-14-11
Contact:
Jianbo Hu
IP & Licensing Manager
Oregon State University
541-737-2366
Jianbo.Hu@oregonstate.edu
Inventors:
Kaichang Li
Yili Wu
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