Effect of Melamine Content in MUF Resin on the Durable Properties of Plywood
The effect of melamine content in melamine modified urea formaldehyde (MUF) resin on durable properties of plywood was investigated using ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) with different melamine/urea (M/U) ratios. The plywood specimens were exposed to laboratory accelerated aging and/or cyclic soak-dry (SD). The experiment results indicated that the melamine contents in MUF resin showed an unobservable effect on the durable properties of MUF resin bonded plywood. The mechanical properties of plywood decreased more severely after accelerated aging test in acidic condition. However, the influence of different curing catalyst contents on mechanical properties and formaldehyde emission of UF resin can be minimized by adding melamine to the resin.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
X. Y. Liu et al., "Effect of Melamine Content in MUF Resin on the Durable Properties of Plywood", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 3160-3164, 2011