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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
  • Melamine-based Adhesives

    Hexion offers a broad range of melamine-based products for everything from cabinet veneers to structural finger-jointing applications. Because of their moisture resistance and strength, these adhesives are ideal for kitchen and bathroom cabinets and fixtures. They also exhibit excellent stability under high heat, making them an option for structural finger joints, especially for manufacturers who prefer a clear or light-colored glue line.


    Melamine-based resins come in powdered or liquid methylated forms and can be cured via radio frequency or cold set methods.


    Hexion's melamine adhesive MR-84A/M-605LY was the first adhesive under the fire ratings standards adopted by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) to be certified via Test Method A for finger-jointed stud applications.


    For laminated beams and I-joists, Hexion offers MF-3L/M-610LY, which has passed ASTM D-7247 testing and complies with the CSA0112.9 standard.



    Cabinetry & Furniture - Melamine Urea-based Resins 

    • Ideal for Type I applications
    • Liquid/liquid and liquid/powder options (with catalyst and filler)
    • Ultra-low emitting, CARB Phase 2-compliant formulations available


    • Truck Flooring and Decking

    Structural - Glulam

    • Fast cure speeds
    • Structural durability
    • Clear glue line          

    Finger Jointed Studs - Melamine Urea-based Resins

    • Certified HRA for use with any lumber species, grade or finger-joint geometry
    • Unique high solids formulations
    • Provide superior water resistance
    • Clear glue line

    Finger Jointed Studs - Melamine Resorcinol-based Resins

    • Certified as an HRA per Method A testing
    • Radio frequency curable