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DuraBind Binders

Consumer preference for sustainable products and increasingly stringent regulatory demands have driven retailers, architects and manufacturers of building products to seek out bio-based alternatives to the traditional binder systems which have been used for decades in the wood composites industry. DuraBind™ engineered biopolymers are a naturally derived option that’s proven to work.

Bio-based binder systems that work

DuraBind engineered biopolymers enable manufacturers of particle board, MDF, veneers and laminates to decrease the amount of highly regulated chemicals, such as formaldehyde, in their formulation. This enables them to take one step closer to meeting their sustainability goals, improve the safety of their work environment and reduce the complexity that comes from working with highly regulated chemicals – all while delivering a product that meets consumer demand.

With our team of scientists, field professionals and industry experts to provide technical support from initial testing to final implementation, taking the first step towards a truly no-added formaldehyde (NAF) end product will be easier than you might  think.

No added formaldehyde, no added cost

DuraBind binders are fully compatible with all UF, PF and UmF resins, meaning that they can be substituted in your current formulation, using your existing equipment, and running within consistent operating rates. Using DuraBind allows you to gain a competitive advantage by choosing to include more sustainable materials in your supply chain – without increasing your operating costs.

Start the journey towards a truly NAF-product

It’s not about emissions. It’s about elimination. Using renewable binders to replace highly regulated chemicals, such as formaldehyde, enables companies to meet stakeholder expectations, comply with legislation and deliver a product consumers want.

Meet regulations, qualify for LEED points

Wood composites products made with DuraBind engineered biopolymers can be used to meet global formaldehyde emission standards, including CARB Phase 2, European E0 and Japanese F-Star regulatory standards. What’s more, building products produced with DuraBind engineered biopolymers can apply for CARB Phase 2 exemptions and are eligible for LEED points for improved indoor air quality.

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