Alkyd resins are of two types, drying and nondrying. They are the dominant resin or "binder" in most commercial "oil-based" coatings. An alkyd is a polyester modified by the addition of fatty acids and other components. The inclusion of the fatty acid confers a tendency to form flexible coating. Alkyds are used in paints and in molds for casting. Higher quality higher performance alkyds are produced in the fatty acid process where the composition of the resulting resin can be more precisely controlled. Alkyd coatings are produced in two processes; fatty acid process and the alcoholysis or glyceride process.
Uses: Alkyd resins are used as vehicles in exterior house paints, marine paints and baking enamels. Moulded alkyd resins are used for electrical components, distributor caps, encapsulation and a variety of similar applications, Uses include Premium quality air drying enamel, printing inks, insulating varnishes, stoving paints, primers, media for hammer tone, N.C. industrial finishes and other uses.
Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Resin which is a phenolic resin base used to produce many phenolic products, friction dust, red oxide, paint base, drying agents etc. This resin also has good thermal stability and higher impact resistance. It is also easily affordable and widely demanded in the global markets.
Uses: Varnishes and impregnating materials, modifier for phenol-based resins, plasticizers, germicides and insecticides, colouring materials and indelible inks, lubricants, and preservatives.