EcoBind for Particleboard
and Fiberboard Applications
Momentive offers an extensive portfolio of technologies
so particleboard and MDF manufacturers can tailor solutions with
the specific performance characteristics they need in their end
use products, at the appropriate cost.
In addition to our high-value,
fast-curing urea formaldehyde (UF) base resins and our moisture-resistant
melamine-based (MUF and MUPF) base resins, we offer innovative
EcoBind solutions so board producers can meet the most stringent “green” construction
and formaldehyde emission standards. These include:
urea formaldehyde (UF) resin systems
Controlling board emissions when using UF resins
can be accomplished in several ways:
- One-part resins substituting melamine for
part of the urea. Momentive currently offers low mole resins to
meet E1, E0 and/or Super E0 standards using this technology.
Cure rates may be slower than standard UF resins.
- Base UF resins
with scavenger solutions. Scavengers in a urea solution can be
added to a base resin to reduce emissions down to approximately
resins substituted for up to 30% of a base UF resin. This technology
is typically less expensive than one-part resins or scavenger
solutions and can meet E1 levels at less cost.
Momentive has developed a proprietary, polymer-enhancing
additive for UF and MUF base resins that reduces formaldehyde emissions
from particleboard and MDF without adversely affecting resin cure.
This technology controls emissions by tying up free formaldehyde
in the polymer. Because it’s an additive, and not a replacement
for the base resin, it also improves efficiency.
is typically twice as effective as scavenger resins on a liquid
basis and continues to be effective with resin systems at mole
ratios below 1.00:1.00. Used in combination with appropriate base
resins, this technology is cost-effective in meeting E1, E0 and/or
Super E0 standards.
(PF) resins for LEED-complimentary products
For board manufacturers
seeking LEED compliance, we offer low-alkaline, fast-curing PF