The dicyclopentadiene is a thermosetting resin based on a refinery by-product containing only hydrogen and carbon. Telene is the first plastic material produced by metathesis reaction of DCPD. This innovative polymerization system granted to its inventor the 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. RIMTEC Corporation markets advanced these thermosetting resins as PENTAM® and METTON® in Japan, Korea and Singapore, and as TELENE® in Europe, North America and other areas. RIMTEC is the result of the merger of DCPD sections of ZEON Corporation and Teijin Metton Co.
Stress at yield
Aging T°C < Tg
Comparaison of TELENE with PVDF and other polymers