Improving indoor air quality
Increasingly, regulations and standards are mandating stricter requirements for formaldehyde emissions from furniture to lower the risk of adverse health affects. In home and office furniture, a significant source of these emissions is urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins, which are used in pressed wood products like particleboard, fiberboard, plywood and veneers.
DSM has developed a solution that decreases the formaldehyde emitted from wood veneered products like plywood to well below today’s requirements and closer to the levels emitted from natural wood. The solution is a formaldehyde-free resin used in wood veneer adhesives.
Working together with industry leaders, we’re also developing a formaldehyde-free adhesive solution for bonding paper foils to wood products, improving indoor air quality for living rooms, bedrooms and offices.