COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFIED ESTER-CURATIVES AND REDUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE EMISSION AND ODOR IN ESTER-CURED PHENOLIC BINDER SYSTEMS
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1. A method for reducing formaldehyde emissions from ester-cured foundry binders used in the formation of foundry molds and cores, the method comprising the steps of:(a) combining an aggregate with a water soluble alkaline phenolic resole resin to form a first admixture;
(b) combining an ester-curative with resorcinol to form a modified ester-curative; and
(c) combining the first admixture with the modified ester-curative to form a second admixture;
wherein the modified ester-curative is configured to affect a reduced emission of formaldehyde from the second admixture.