Synthetic resins: what they are and what they serve

Synthetic resins
In many sectors of industry and high technology, we are increasingly hearing about synthetic resins, a range of polymers of oil origin with exceptional properties. They can be produced from simple substances derived from oil and processed by condensation and polymerisation into plastics suitable for an infinite number of applications.

Features and applications

Polynt, thanks to its decades of experience in the production of organic anhydrides and derivatives, has developed a complete line of synthetic resins suitable to satisfy all types of needs. These substances are highly innovative and unique in their kind, which can be used in a variety of fields, including industrial, construction and medicine. Among the most common fields of application are also the nautical, automotive and aeronautical sectors: three realities that have always been based on material innovation. What all the sectors involved in synthetic resins have in common, however, is the need to obtain plastic materials that are increasingly resistant, versatile and, above all, economical. For this reason, we at Polynt have developed an extraordinarily complete range of high-tech synthetic resins, able to guarantee high performance in every application, at low cost.

Curiosities and special uses of synthetic resins

With outstanding mechanical, chemical and resistance properties, these resins can be a more economical and versatile alternative to older plastic or metal materials. This characteristic is of fundamental importance not only for hi-tech companies but also for small companies operating in apparently less sensitive sectors to new technologies. They are also widely used in the agri-food and livestock sector, where resins with high surface resistance and UV rays are required. Synthetic resins are also extremely useful in the nautical and automotive sector, where there is an increasing use of hi-tech plastics.

Polynt synthetic resin range

The Polynt synthetic resin catalogue is essentially divided into two large families: polyester and vinylester. The former are thermosetting resins with extraordinary mechanical properties, which constitute a fundamental component of composite materials, which are increasingly used in various application sectors, including automotive, nautical and wind power. In order to meet the requirements of these sectors, our company offers high-performance products such as DCPD (Dicyclopentadiene) based products, an unsaturated polyester resin that is particularly suitable for the production of smooth, durable and water-resistant surfaces. Vinyl ester resins, on the other hand, are polymers obtained through the molecular elongation and functionalisation of an epoxy resin, used with extreme advantage in infusion, rolling and wrapping processes that allow to obtain products with higher performance characteristics than polyester, offering better resistance to mechanical stress and presenting a lower shrinkage percentage during polymerization. Thanks to their high corrosion and heat resistance, these resins are ideal for the manufacture of countless high-performance composite materials.