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Everything you need to know about Cardanol Oil  

Cardanol Oil also referred to as Cashew phenol or Card-Phenol is derived from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). For those who don’t know, it is a mono hydroxyl phenol with a long chain of hydrocarbon (C15H27) in a meta-position. 

The products made from the Cardanol oil have so many benefits over other alternatives available in the market. The oil finds major application in industries involved in manufacturing surface coating, insulating varnishes, Epoxy and oil-soluble resins, laminates, rubber and wax compounding, pesticides, Foundry, dyes, etc.

Features of Cardanol Oil: Made from cashews, Cardanol Oil comes loaded with tons of benefits for the user. We have tried to list only a few features of them. Here we go…

  • Slightly yellow-Brown oil manufactured from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)
  • Popularly known as cashew phenol
  • The Molecular structure of Cardanol is unique, unsaturated long Hydrocarbon said chain, makes it easy to cross-link the structure while Polymerization
  • The structure with the side chain hydrophobic nature to the polymer comes with a water-resistant and weather-resistant coating.
  • Resins based on Cardanol offer resistance to softening action of mineral oil.
  • Offer high resistance to acids alkalies, 
  • Anti-microbial 
  • Termite and insect resistant
  • Improved flexibility

All of the above-mentioned properties make Cardanol Oil, an effective alternative to petroleum-based phenol.

Areas of Applications of Cardanol oil are 

  • Adhesives
  • Azo Dyes
  • Brake lining, clutch facings
  • Electrical Insulating
  • Lacquers
  • Lamination
  • Mineral oil additives
  • Nevolac & Resol Resins
  • Oil Soluble Resins
  • Pesticides
  • Rubber compounding
  • Surface coating & paints
  • Varnishes
  • Wax substitutes

Despite all these application areas, only a fraction of the cardanol oil obtained from cashew nut processing is used by the industries. Therefore, there are still looking for alternatives to this oil and develop new polymers. It is advised that those industries should try using this oil first.  There are so many Cardanol Oil wholesalers in India claiming to give the best quality of Cardanol Oil, but fail to maintain the quality once they start getting orders. 

If you are looking for a fresh supply of Cardanol Oil, contact some of the leading Cardanol Oil Manufacturers and google to find more information on the manufacturers’ website and social media before buying them. 

R.K. Agro Processing

R.K. Agro Processing uses a production and packing system that meets the required standards to ensure the freshness and deliciousness of the cashews. Our company makes sure to comply with the regulations to guarantee the quality of the cashews.

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