Wood Adhesion Problem Solving

Venue: Corvallis

Location: Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2003 End Date/Time: Dec 03, 2003
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Phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins are widely used throughout the world for bonding wood and wood-based composites. The development and use of PF resins has become more sophisticated in recent years as manufacturing processes have become more demanding and complex. Vast quantities of PF resin are used throughout North America in the manufacture of oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, LVL and LSL, as well as other structural and non-structural wood composites.

Competition in the marketplace is tougher than ever. Operations and technical support personnel must be well trained in order to consistently produce high quality products. A strong understanding of the wood substrate and adhesive, and how they interact with one another in the manufacturing process will help give you the edge you need to increase market share and keep customers satisfied. This course will focus on teaching participants about basic wood structure and behavior in the presence of PF resin. Academic and industry professionals will take course participants through topics ranging from how PF resin is produced and used, to how to improve its performance in both strand and veneer-based products. Also included will be an overview of the issues surrounding volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions within the industry. A panel discussion will focus on the issues and questions of course participants on the use of PF adhesives in their respective operations.