Gardiner receives M.T. Harvey Award

July 30, 2001
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Gardiner Receives M.T. Harvey Award

Dr. Robert A. Gardiner of 3M Co., St. Paul, Minn., is the 2000 recipient of Cardolite Corp.'s (Newark, N.J.) M.T. Harvey Award. Consistent with its mission on advancing the use of cashew nutshell liquid technology, Cardolite established the M.T. Harvey award in 1998 for outstanding contribution to the commercialization of cashew nutshell liquid.

The award is named after Dr. Mortimer T. Harvey, who is the "father" of commercial applications of cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL). Dr. Harvey characterized the chemical structure of CNSL in the 1920s and 1930s while a student at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and Columbia University in New York City. After finishing his graduate work, he formed HARVEL Corp. to continue research into commercial applications of CNSL. Most of the significant patents on CNSL up to the 1950s were in the name of HARVEL. The most significant of these was the one for friction particles, which is used in the development of brake linings.

Dr. Gardiner received the award for his invention of phenalkamines. In 1973, while working as a chemist for 3M, Gardiner invented the epoxy-curing-agent technology based on CNSL, currently called phenalkamines. In fact, Gardiner coined the name phenalkamine. His benchmark product, CardoliteR NC-541, and its derivatives and copies are the most frequently used phenalkamines today.

Cardolite develops and manufactures products based on cashew nutshell liquid for the coatings, brake-lining, printing, rubber and specialty-polymer industries.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail advantages and innovations for multiple end uses.


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts


Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

asi1211p_Cover-DE.gifASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40