Formaldehyde-free binding agents – modified with amino and naphthalene resins – for construction products with improved characteristics
The building industry is key to Germany’s economy. Anorganically bound wood-based materials are used for a variety of applications such as dry-walling and timber frame construction, as components for shell constructions and for façade cladding. They can also be found in ceilings, floors, walls, cladding for walls in damp rooms and in constructions intended to protect against fire or noise.
Due to Europe’s re-classification of formaldehyde as a class 1B carcinogen (substance is probably carcinogenic to humans), the industry will soon require formaldehyde-free binding agents and additives. In this project, we are currently developing binding agents which use formaldehyde-free resins based on melamine and naphthalene with improved characteristics for construction applications.