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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
  • Phenol Resorcinol-based Adhesives

    Glue laminated lumber, I-beam and finger-jointed stud manufacturers have made phenol resorcinol-based resins an industry standard for structural engineered wood applications. The reason is thermal stability. The polymer matrix of these adhesives stays virtually intact as temperatures continue to rise, ensuring that they won't soften or flow when exposed to heat. They're thermally stable well past the combustion point of any wood.


    Phenol resorcinol-based resins are two-part systems: liquid/liquid or liquid/powder. Formulations are available with a wide range of gel times and other manufacturing properties to fit most customer requirements. Hexion's phenol resorcinol-based adhesive combination, AG-5675/FM-6310L, has been certified by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) to meet the highest requirements for heat resistance in finger-jointed stud applications per Method A testing.


    Hexion phenol resorcinol-based adhesives have also passed ASTM D-7247, the most rigorous test of adhesive bonds at elevated temperatures for laminated beams and I-joists. In addition to their high heat performance, phenol resorcinol-based adhesives are also durable and water-resistant. To meet specific production requirements, Hexion can adjust the speed of either the resin or catalyst.


    Wood-Adhesives-Phenol-Resorcinol-based-Adhesives-01  Applications 



    Glulam Beams

    • More than 16 different product formulations matched to specific needs
    • Meet all Canadian and U.S. standards


    • A standard for strength and long-term durability in I-beam market
    •  Benchmark for heat performance
    •  E1 rating

    Finger Jointed Studs

    • Certified for unrestricted use per Method A testing
    • Ideal when fast cure times are desirable