The Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)

Cashew Nut Shell Liquid


The Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL), a viscous, dark brown fluid is one of the major plant sources of unsaturated phenolic monomers and enables obtaining numerous phenol formaldehyde-type resins. The composition of CNSL varies with the origin as well as the extraction process. Its main constituents are alkyl substituted phenolic compounds: anacardic acid (I), cardol (II) and cardanol (III), whose structures are showing below:

LCC Using

    • Paint Industries
    • Canvas and Brakes Industry
    • Gearing Disc Industry
    • Resins and Friction materials Industries
    • Detergent Industries
    • Pesticides Industries
    • Fungicides Industries
    • Industries of Fuels and Lubricants
    • Plastic Industries
    • Waterproofing Industries
    • Particleboard and Plywood Industries
    • Electrical Insulation Industry



The CNSL extraction method of USIBRAS guarantees the highest performance for the industry.

In USIBRAS the CNSL is stored in appropriate conditions while maintaining the properties of the product unchanged.

Get a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) with full information on how to handle and store CNSL.