Vegetable oils as renewable raw materials for the production of epoxides.
Vegetable oils as renewable raw materials for the production of epoxides.

Biogenic epoxy resin systems

So far, the adhesives such as thermosetting epoxy resins, which consist of a resin and a hardener component, are based on petroleum. An alternative for the resin component are vegetable oil epoxides, such as from linseed or dragon head oil. An epoxy resin with a biogenic content of 85% and a curing time of less than 5 minutes at room temperature could be obtained by using bio-based acids as the hardener component.