Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF is to combine marketing and production of its wood binder business based on MDI; urea formaldehyde and melamine formaldehyde into a single unit from 1 January 2016.
The company will also expand its research into wood binders with customers, BASF said in a release. “We see tremendous potential in the combination of amino resins and isocyanates. We intend to create binder systems that shorten process times and improve the characteristics of wood-based materials,” said Wolfgang Gutting, vice-president amino resins at BASF.
The reorganisation includes Lupranat MDI-based binders as well as BASF’s Kaurit urea formaldehyde and Kauramin urea/melamine formaldehyde materials.