Phenolic Cement (Furacor 400-Silical
(Furacor 401-Carbon filled)
Phenolic cement is a thermo setting
plastic , based on a composition of phenol
Formaldehyde resin and insert non asbestos silicate
fillers. It is generally recommended for service in
the mineral acids, salts and chlorinated
IS:4832 (Part II) for Phenolic Resin based cements.
The properties are as follows :
Working time at
27oC +- 2oC
Flexural Strength at 7 days mix Kg./Cm2
Compressive strength at 7 days mix Kg/Cm2
Bond Strength mix, Kg/Cm2
Water absorption (%by
The tests are conducted as per IS:4456 (Part I)
& the result confirms to IS:4832 (Part II)
FURACOR-400 is prepared by combining
liquid resin and FURACOR-401 powder to form a
workable mix. The mixing ratio is 1 part liquid resin
to 3 parts powder by weight. The ratio and
workability will vary slightly, depending on ambient
temperature, working conditions and the users
Method of Use
Stir the FURACOR-400 liquid resin thoroughly in
the container packing before use. Place one part of
FURACOR-400 liquid in the vessel and then three
parts by weight of FURACOR-400 powder and mix
thoroughly to obtain a smooth workable mortar. Batch
size can be varied depending upon the temperature
and the speed with which the mechanics/technicians
are working . Caution is required however, for
larger the batch size the shorter the working
life due to exothermic heat evolved. Very large
batches will become stiff very rapidly.
Pretreatment of the substrate surface is similar
to that for our Furane resin cement. Furacor-400
cement is spread on to the acid resistant brick
using the brick layers method. Brick should be clean
and dry and at a moderate temperature before being laid. During
and after completion , the installation
area must be dry and free from foreign matter such
as construction dirt etc. which may interfere with
the setting of the cement. The mortar should be
allowed to cure for a period of seven days before
putting the same to service.
FURACOR 400 Liquid---30 Kg Carboys.
FURACOR 400 Powder- 50 Kgs Polythene lined HDPE
Note : FURACOR 401 (Carbon Filled) is a carbon
filled phenolic cement and exhibits all the chemical
and physical properties of FURACOR-400. The mixing
ratio of liquid to powder is 1.2 to 2.2 .
FURACOR-401(carbon filled) is used for specialised
situation where FURACOR-400 cannot be used like
Hydrofluric Acid conditions.
FURACOR-400 or 401 Phenolic Liquid is susceptible
to temperature. Under room temperature conditions auto
polymerisation of the liquid starts and the
liquid will gel making it useless for application.
Hence store the liquid in a cold storage(5oC) when
not in use.
FURACOR-400 or 401 powder may cause irritation
and allergic respiratory responses.FURACOR 400 or
401 liquid may cause skin and eye irritation and
contamination with strong acids will cause violent
reaction with the heat. Keep away the liquid from
heat and direct sunlight, use protective gloves
while preparing the mortar in an adequately
In case of eye contact with FURACOR-400 liquid,
wash with water immediately and get medical
attention. Skin contact should be washed with plenty
of water. In case of respiratory problems shift
workmen to fresh air.