This project was concluded in 2020.
Other project members
The Crafoord Foundation
1 Oct 2019–30 Sept 2020
Forestry and wood technology (Department of forestry and wood technology, Faculty of technology)
More about the project
The wood panel industry uses almost exclusively urea-formaldehyde and urea-melamine-formaldehyde adhesives. Application of new bio-based adhesives for furniture and buildings with improved environmental profiles are struggling to reach the performance requirements of the industry.
The aim of the project is to evaluate the formaldehyde emissions from wood-based panels bonded with sustainable adhesives. The entire grant from The Crafoord Foundation has been used to buy a Gas Analyzer (GA 6000, Alfeld, Germany) for the evaluation of the formaldehyde content that emits from wood panel composites bonded with bio-based adhesive.
The project is part of the research in the research field Forestry and Wood.