Frequently Asked Questions
EcoBind resin technology ?
EcoBind™ resin technology is Momentive’s family of ultra-low
emitting resin technologies for wood product manufacturers. EcoBind
Resin Technologies can be urea formaldehyde (UF)-based or utilize
How is EcoBind resin technology different from other products?
EcoBind resin technologies are a family of resin technologies available from Momentive. A resin system must meet E1, E0, Super E0, F*** or F**** to be labeled an EcoBind technology resin.
Why is EcoBind resin technology important?
EcoBind Resin Technologies allow wood
product manufacturers to reduce formaldehyde emissions from their
products and meet the demand for “greener” product
options. If an important builder or specifier is pushing for a
LEED-compliant alternative, EcoBind alternatives are available
for these applications as well.
Does EcoBind resin technology replace formaldehyde-based
No. Momentive is committed to meeting its customers’ binder
and adhesive needs with a full range of products for virtually
every operation and application. We continue to offer our broad
range of high-performing UF resins and adhesives that meet or exceed
all governmental standards.
What are some examples of EcoBind Resin Technology?
Resin Technology is divided into three application areas: hardwood
plywood, particleboard/MDF and adhesives.
EcoBind resin technology for Hardwood Plywood
- Ultra-low emitting urea formaldehyde (UF)
resins (emission levels to 0.06 ppm or below)* We offer one-part,
base UF resin systems that meet the strictest emission standards.
Momentive proprietary technology works with traditional UF systems
to further reduce emission levels to 0.03 ppm or below.
no-added UREA formaldehyde system
This soy-based, LEED-compliant alternative utilizes no urea
formaldehyde while solving moisture issues typically associated
with protein-based resins.
* Large-scale chamber test
EcoBind resin technology for Particleboard/MDF
emitting UF resins
- Co-reactant additives
Highly efficient, polymer-enhancing technology now available
to reduce formaldehyde emissions even further while maintaining
exceptional cure speeds.
- Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resins
For LEED-compliant panels.
EcoBind resin technology for Adhesive Applications
- Ultra-low emitting UF
Our UF resins help product manufactuers meet the strictest global
- Ultra-low emission phenol resorcinol formaldehyde
(PRF) systems for engineered wood
A proprietary scavenger system that locks up free formaldehyde
while maintaining the absolute highest performance for structural
- “No-added UF” adhesives
including PVAs, EPIs and hot melt systems
Unique formulations available for a variety
of structural and assembly applications.
What are some of the benefits of formaldehyde-based
The benefits of
formaldehyde resins are substantial. They’re efficient,
safe-to-handle, offer proven quality and workability – and
cost-effective. Put simply, they work on the plant floor, in
the products made with them, and within established budgets.
formaldehyde-based resins and glues, a large proportion of the
environmentally-friendly wood-based panels we’re all
used to would not be available. Wood waste – the
basic raw material for fiberboard and particleboard – would
have to be incinerated or end up in landfills.
We will continue
to work on enhanced resin systems – without
compromising the productivity or competitiveness of wood product
Why choose EcoBind resin technologies from Momentive?
Business depends on sensible decisions.
Like all Momentive offerings, EcoBind technologies provide excellent
productivity and value.
Whichever Momentive solution you choose, we’ll
back it with unparalleled technical and process expertise as well
as product stewardship assistance. And, we’ll
continue to support scientific research on formaldehyde chemistries
and ways to further enhance environmental performance.
What if I
have additional questions?
Contact your Momentive sales or customer
service representative. They should be able to provide the information
you need or point you to the right resource within Momentive.
Resins made with EcoBind Resin Technology meet or
exceed the most stringent global emissions standards