Kynol NOVOLOID FIBERS
Kynol, generally known as novoloid fiber, is characterized by its high flame and chemical resistance. Novoloid fiber technology was initially developed in the United States with commercial production facilities later established in Japan. End uses for Kynol are varied and business development is focused primarily on specialty applications.
Made from an organic formula derived from three-dimensional cross-linked phenolic resin, Kynol exhibits unique properties that provide a distinct advantage in applications as diverse as electric arc protection, gaskets, mechanical packing and friction paper. Over the years, Kynol has also replaced asbestos in various industrial applications and is used as a precursor for carbon and activated carbon fibers materials.
Key characteristics of Kynol fibers, yarns and fabrics
･Inherently flame resistant (contains no halogen or phosphorus)
･Limited oxygen index (L.O.I.) between 30 - 34
･Exhibits minimal shrinkage and smoke emission when exposed to flame
･Will gradually char until carbonized completely
･Due to 3-dimensional cross-linked chemical structure, the fibers are thermoset and will not melt
･Can withstand short-term heat exposure in temperatures > 1000C
･When exposed to extremely high air temperature the fibers carbonize and gradually decompose
･In conditions where there is long-term heat exposure, Kynol is recommended for temperatures < 150˚C (300˚F) in air and < 250˚C (482˚F) in absence of air
･Strong resistance to acids, alkalis and organic solvents.
Main methylol groups found in Kynol
cross-linked to composite material to create a chemical bond.
|Fiber length||1～100 mm|
|Specific heat||1.6～1.8 J/g.℃|
|Thermal conductivity||1.3～2.5×10-4 W/m.K.℃|
|Coefficient of thermal expansion||10～30×10-6/℃|
Affinity with resin
Kynol novoloid-based carbon products are well regarded for their high flexibility and workability (low modulus) and for excellent compatibility with resins and elastomers.
||Staple: 2-5d x 51, 70, 100mm
Non crimp & crimped
2d, 5d, 10d
・Fire blocking layer
・Additive for FR materials
・Woven Blake, Blake lining, Pad
・Industrial apparel, gloves
・Electric cable cover
Kynol novoloid-based carbon products are well regarded for their high flexibility and workability (low module) and for excellent compatibility with resin and elastomer.
Activated Carbon Fibers
Kynol activated carbon products combine high effective surface area with good textile properties, and are available in wide range of forms including fibers, tows, felts, fabrics and papers.
300g/㎡ 95 wt.%
|Activated Carbon Fibers
area BET 800～2,000㎡/g
area BET 800～1,800㎡/g
area BET 800～1,800㎡/g
From milled and staple fiber to yarns, fabrics and carbon precusors, our products address a wide variety of needs. Numerous products are available as regular production items. Please contact us to choose appropriate product for your application or to discuss development of a product to meet your specific requirements.
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Inquiries regarding products and solutions
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Functional Materials Sales Section (Osaka Branch)
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