EcoBindTM Resin Technology

A More Sustainable Leap Forward

At Hexion, we're all about leading the charge in resins and adhesives for the wood products industry. Sustainability is at the core of our mission, and for over 50 years, we've been delivering high-performance resins that exceed emission standards. And since the early 1980s, Hexion has helped improve resin technologies and reduce emissions by 80 to 90 percent.

Our EcoBind resins are formulated to meet or exceed emission standards worldwide, including California Air Resources Board (CARB), US EPA, TSCA VI, US HUD, European EMB and Japanese standards as well as specifications recommended by the Green Building Council. We've got your plywood, particleboard/fiberboard, and wood adhesive applications covered with our eco-friendly options.

EcoBind for hardwood plywood applications

In the hardwood plywood industry, we understand the need for fast processing and low emissions. That's why our EcoBind adhesive technologies come in a full range of resin systems. Hexion has tapped its global technical resources to provide cutting-edge, EcoBindTM adhesive technologies in a full range of resin systems, including ultra-low emitting urea formaldehyde (UF) adhesive systems.

Emissions from wood products bonded with urea formaldehyde resins have dramatically decreased in recent years. Hexion leads the way in targeting emissions reductions by focusing on four fronts: resin formulation and composition, manufacturing techniques, methods of resin use and the application of formaldehyde scavengers.

Utilizing EcoBind adhesive technologies, we offer base UF resins systems that meet or exceed all global emission standards including California Air Resources Board (CARB), US EPA, TSCA VI, US HUD, European EMB and other Japanese standards as well as specifications recommended by the Green Building Council with emission levels to 0.03 ppm and below, meeting the strictest standards with ease.

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EcoBind for particleboard and fiberboard applications

Tailor-made sustainability

For particleboard and MDF manufacturers, we offer an extensive portfolio of technologies, allowing you to customize your end-use products without compromising on performance or cost. This is known as Hexion's EcoBind technology.

In addition to our high-value, fast-curing urea formaldehyde (UF) base resins and our moisture-resistant melamine-based (MUF and MUPF) base resins, we offer innovative EcoBind solutions so board producers can meet the most stringent “green” construction and formaldehyde emission standards. These include:

  • Ultra-low emitting urea formaldehyde (UF) resin systems
    • Controlling board emissions when using UF resins can be accomplished in several ways:
      • One-part resins incorporating urea and melamine. Hexion currently offers low mole resins to meet E1, E0 and/or Super E0 standards using this technology. Cure rates may be slower than standard UF resins.
      • Base UF resins with scavenger solutions. Urea based scavenger solutions can be added with a base resin to reduce emissions down to approximately E0.
      • Scavenger resins substituted for up to 30% of a base UF resin. This technology is typically less expensive than one-part resins or scavenger solutions and can meet E0 and TSCA VI levels at less cost.
  • Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resins for Fiberboard
    • With our low-alkaline, fast-curing PF resin systems, we've got wet or semi-dry process fiberboard covered, ensuring top-notch performance with sustainability in mind.

Structural adhesive systems for engineered wood

Meet EcoBind 6500

Engineered wood structural mass timbers demand the best, and that's where our Ecobind 6500 resin and Wonderbond™ Hardener M650Y shine. Exceeding structural durability tests and GREENGUARD Gold Certification, they provide unmatched performance with low chemical emissions.
At Hexion, we're committed to pioneering sustainable solutions.
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