Case Study

| All-renewable particleboard panels made with Cellulose Nano Fiber (CNF) as binder


Particleboard is a wood composite panel typically manufactured from discrete wood particles combined with a resin or binder under heat and pressure. The resins used in particleboards are mostly made up of formaldehyde-based adhesives, such as urea-formaldehyde.

The largest-ever particleboard panel made with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) was made at the ASCC. The CNF is used as a total replacement of the urea-formaldehyde adhesive conventionally used in the formation of particleboards. 

The process starts with mixing a wet slurry of CNF with dry wood particles. The wet mix is then dewatered mechanically using a process called contact dewatering. The dewatered mat is then hot pressed to remove the remaining water and solidify the panel. 

  • 100% formaldehyde-free & safe

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