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  • Performance Adhesive Chemistries

    ...for more than just wood


    Hexion is one of the leading suppliers of adhesive systems to producers of structural wood components. Our success is the result of a total solutions approach to meeting customer needs. This includes offering an extensive portfolio of chemistries tailored to meet a variety of functional requirements.


    Wood-Adhesives-Performance-Adhesive-Chemistries-03 Customers can choose from the following adhesive options:


    • Casein – natural, bio-based alternative 
    • Emulsion Polymer Isocyanate (EPI) – two-part solutions for a variety of applications
    • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate – easy-to-use, one-part systems for internal, dry-use applications
    • Melamine-based Resins – excellent moisture resistance and strength make them ideal for everything from cabinet veneers to structural finger jointing
    • Phenol Resorcinol-based Resins – an industry standard for structural engineered wood applications such as I-beams and glulam which must retain excellent thermal stability
    • Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) – two-part and one-component resins for a variety of applications
    • Resorcinol-based Resins – primarily used in structural, exterior applications
    • Urea-based Resins – proven, cost-effective solutions for many interior, Type II applications
  • Casein Adhesives

    Casein™ adhesives date back to the early 1900's. Casein is a natural protein derived from milk by-products and was the standard bonding agent for wood products before synthetic resins and adhesives came of age. Caseins are still valued by manufacturers for their durability, water resistance and non-toxicity.


    Casein adhesives are supplied as powders that are then solubilized in water by the end user and can be optimized with modifiers. They are typically used for flush doors and provide great assembly time tolerance compared to pre-catalyzed polyvinyl acetate.


    Caseins require no waste stream. All wash water is used up in the manufacturing process, relieving users of the need to pay for disposal or recycling.

    Mixing equipment recommendations available.


    • Doors
    • Environmentally suitable EcoBind™ resin option
    • Effective in both cold and hot temperature production environments
    • Stable in dry powder over time
    • Drying time can be controlled, making it ideal for flush doors