EcoBind for Hardwood
Momentive has long been a leader in providing innovative
and cost-effective solutions to the hardwood plywood industry.
Anticipating current demands for more efficient as well as “greener” resin
products, Momentive has tapped its global technical resources to provide
cutting-edge, EcoBind technology in a full range of resin systems.
Our EcoBind offerings include:
Ultra-low emitting urea formaldehyde (UF) adhesive
Emissions from wood products bonded with urea formaldehyde
resins have been dramatically reduced in recent years. Momentive
has led the way in targeting emission reductions by focusing
on four fronts: resin formulation/composition, manufacturing
techniques, methods of resin use and the application of formaldehyde
Utilizing EcoBind technologies, we can now offer one-part,
base UF resins systems that meet or exceed E-1 standards, with
emission levels to 0.06 ppm and below. These products are proven
in customer plants, and cost-effective. Plus, they meet emission
standards for the majority of hardwood plywood applications.
Momentive has developed a proprietary
technology that works with traditional UF systems and melamine
urea resins to further reduce emission levels to 0.03 ppm or
below. This polymer-enhancing additive controls emissions by
tying up free formaldehyde in the polymer to reduce emissions.
And, because it’s an additive,
not a replacement for the base resin, this technology does not
adversely affect cure rates.
Momentive’s new soy-based adhesive system offers the durability
and performance of current UF systems while meeting LEED certification
requirements, all at a competitive price. The system is compatible
with most current mixing and application equipment, so there’s
no need to retrofit operations. Excellent bond quality has been
demonstrated in hard-to-glue applications such as pine-to-pine
bonding. And, the system has shown the potential to reduce core
telegraphing on thinner faces.
Whether you choose a conventional UF binding system or one of
our EcoBind technologies, Momentive backs it with unparalleled technical
support. The Momentive field staff is the most experienced in the
industry with the expertise to assess your plant operation and
optimize our products for your specific needs.