Development and optimization of a new formaldehyde-free cornstarch and tannin wood adhesive

@article{Moubarik2009DevelopmentAO,
  title={Development and optimization of a new formaldehyde-free cornstarch and tannin wood adhesive},
  author={Amine Moubarik and Bertrand Charrier and Ahmed Allal and Fatima Charrier and Antonio Pizzi},
  journal={European Journal of Wood and Wood Products},
  year={2009},
  volume={68},
  pages={167-177}
}
The development and optimization of a new, environment-friendly adhesive made from abundant and renewable cornstarch and tannin is described in this study. At present, the production of wood composites mainly relies on petrochemical- and formaldehyde-based adhesives such as phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins and urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins. Formaldehyde-free cornstarch plus tannin adhesives were evaluated for mechanical and physical properties (shear strength, rheological characterisation and… CONTINUE READING