Available Technology

Bio-based Resins/Adhesives for Wood Composites

There has been significant interest in using non-petroleum-based adhesives and resins to fabricate wood composites, particularly for interior uses. Unfortunately, currently available bio-based adhesives derived from soybean meals are more expensive than their petroleum counterparts. ARS has developed methodologies to employ inexpensive by-products from corn, ethanol processing and other feedstocks for production of a more cost-effective bio-based adhesive/resin for this purpose.

Benefits
• Inexpensive to produce
• Excellent adhesive and mechanical properties

Applications
• Building, furniture and manufacturing industries

Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
166.16
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