Patent Number: 8,816,007

Title: Phenol-formaldehyde polymer with carbon nanotubes, a method of producing same, and products derived therefrom

Abstract: The present invention provides methods to functionalize and solubilize WCNT with a phenolic polymer such as a lignin or a PF resin followed by in-situ integration of this functionalized CNT in the presence of formaldehyde and phenol and/or lignin to generate either CNT-reinforced phenol-formaldehyde polymer or CNT-reinforced lignin-phenol-formaldehyde polymer in either liquid or powder form suitable as an adhesive in the manufacture of a lignocellulosic composite material such as OSB and plywood.

Inventors: Zhang; Yaolin (Quebec, CA), Wang; Xiang-Ming (Quebec, CA), Feng; Martin (Vancouver, CA), Brunette; Gilles (Quebec, CA), Cheng; Fuyong (Orleans, CA), Simard; Benoit (Orleans, CA)

Assignee: FPInnovations

International Classification: C08F 261/02 (20060101); C08G 8/24 (20060101); C08H 7/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018