Hexion Adhesives Q2 sales down 33%

The US-based resin supplier Hexion had a tough second quarter. Q2 sales amounted to 346 million USD, compared to last year’s 517 million USD. According to the company, the volume…

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Plywood glue made of birch bark?

Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry is applying for a patent for thermoactive binders. The planned use for the binders is plywood and particleboard production.  The invention refers to a…

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UPM makes lignin contract with Domtar

UPM has agreed to buy total kraft lignin production of Domtar’s Plymouth mill North Carolina, USA. Domtar is a pulp and paper producer. UPM’s annual kraft lignin supply will exceed…

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StoraEnso bets on plywood bio-resins

StoraEnso is investing 14 million euros to build a lignin granulation plant at it’s Sunila mill in Southern Finland. The company has been producing lignin industrially since 2015. So far…

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Dow Chemicals patenting plywood glue

Dow Chemicals has submitted a patent application pertaining to innovation in the field of “formaldehyde free adhesive composition for plywood”. The company aims to provide “water resistance and good workability”…

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