Fueling innovation in wood and beyond

Urea resins, the backbone of amino resin technology, are versatile, cost-effective, and proven performers in the wood products industry.

These resins are the dependable workhorses – versatile, economical, and tried-and-true performers.  Comprising highly interconnected thermosetting polymers, they are based on the combination of urea and formaldehyde, with formaldehyde acting as the bonding agent. This fusion, known as the urea-formaldehyde reaction, undergoes an acid-cured, heat-accelerated transformation, giving rise to a robust, crystalline-like polymer.

Urea resins are noted for their:

  • Swift curing capacity (as little as 2 seconds, at high temperature)
  • Resilient stability
  • High strength
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Impressive versatility

These flexible resins have various applications, including:

  • Wood composites
  • Wet laid fiberglass mat
  • Decorative laminate paper saturation
  • Air filtration
  • Coated and bonded abrasives