Phenol-formaldehyde resins make excellent wood adhesives for plywood and particleboard because they form chemical bonds with the phenol-like lignin component of wood. They are especially desirable for exterior plywood, owing to their good moisture resistance. Phenolic resins, invariably reinforced with fibers or flakes, are also molded into insulating and heat-resistant objects such as appliance handles, distributor caps, and brake linings.
- Application Wood Adhesive.
- ZEWOP Prod. 78,767 metric tons/year per Z.E.W.O.P.