The Structure and Curing Acceleration of PMUF Resins with Sodium Carbonate
The phenol-melamine-urea-formaldehyde (PMUF) cocondensed resin adhesive was prepared by using phenol, urea, melamine and formaldehyde as reactants. It was characterized by 13C NMR and the results indicated that the PMUF could reduce the content of free formaldehyde, and it could make wood-based panel with high water resistance and weatherability. Sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) was able to shorten the curing time by 40% when applied to the plywood process. The addition of Na2CO3 as the curing accelerator of a PMUF had little influence on the bonding strength of waterproof layer and could shorten the hot-press time.
Qi Luo and Yuanzhi Wang
Z. Z. Gao and F. Liao, "The Structure and Curing Acceleration of PMUF Resins with Sodium Carbonate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 181-182, pp. 287-292, 2011