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Urea, Phenolic and Melamine Resins

The largest category of downstream derivatives of formaldehyde is wood and industrial resins. Urea formaldehyde, phenol formaldehyde and melamine formaldehyde binders and adhesives are primarily used for:

  • Engineered wood products such as plywood, particleboard, fiberboard and oriented strand board
  • Industrial products such as abrasives, foam insulation, refractories and molded components
  • Automotive top coats
  • Consumer durables

Hexion is a leading global supplier of formaldehyde for these applications and a large consumer of formaldehyde through our downstream resins businesses.

Typical formaldehyde products used in these resin applications include:

Urea Resins

Phenolic Resins

Melamine Resins