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Project: Formaldehyde emissions from wood composites bonded with bio-based adhesives

Formaldehyde based adhesives dominate the market and are used almost exclusively for wood panel production. The use of formaldehyde-free glues will not lead to formaldehyde-free panels as the effects of wood itself is still significant. This project thus aims to study the formaldehyde emission of wood panels bonded with bio adhesive.

This project was concluded in 2020.

Project information

Project manager
Reza Hosseinpourpia
Other project members
Stergios Adamopoulos
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
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.