Huntsman to Highlight I-BOND MDI Resins for Furniture Boards at LIGNA 2019

Visit Huntsman at Booth B61 in Hall 26 from 27-31 May 2019 in Hannover, Germany


Everberg, BELGIUM - Global chemical company Huntsman will be exhibiting at LIGNA 2019 in Hannover, Germany, at the end of May. The company’s polyurethanes business will demonstrate its range of non-added formaldehyde I-BOND MDI resins, which breathe quality and meet stringent board standards regarding the emission of formaldehyde.

Across the composite wood industry, Huntsman’s I-BOND MDI resins are well known for improving the efficiency of manufacturing Oriented Strand Board (OSB) for construction applications. The company’s innovative MDI wood resins can also deliver significant improvements in the production and performance of furniture-grade Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), High Density Fiberboard (HDF) and Particleboard (PB).

Huntsman’s fast-curing I-BOND MDI resins conform to F **** NAF (non-added formaldehyde) and ULEF (ultra-low emitting formaldehyde) emission standards – giving furniture manufacturers the confidence that their end products won’t have a detrimental effect on indoor air quality in the homes and offices of consumers. I-BOND MDI resins can also increase production output, enabling producers to make more boards and increase profitability, in a more energy efficient and sustainable way.

For the production of MDF for the furniture industry, Huntsman offers a range of products including I-BOND MDF EM 4330 MDI resin. Forming a stable emulsion with water, this resin provides better distribution on the fibers in the blow line – resulting in a significant increase in panel performance. I-BOND MDF EM 4330 MDI resin is part of a family of resins that can be used as the only resin in the production of standard quality MDF or in the production of special quality MDF for exterior grade panels, moisture resistant panels, thin panels for flooring applications and low-density panels.

Other products available from Huntsman include I-BOND PB EM 4352 MDI resin. Compatible with standard (melamine) urea formaldehyde (M)UF resins, and developed specifically for the Particleboard industry, this resin is commonly used as a catalyst in hybrid systems, where it can help to achieve an increase of up to 15% in production output, depending on the gluing system employed.

Bart Singulé, Sales Manager Composite Wood Products Europe at Huntsman, said: “Huntsman was an early pioneer of polyurethane-based resins for the manufacture of composite wood products. Our commitment to innovating for this fast-growing market remains the same today. We have a successful track record of developing products, services and technologies that can help producers of composite wood products achieve their strategic goals. Ambitious, innovative and reliable, we are proud to offer an extensive portfolio of non-added formaldehyde resins and release agents, that our customers can use off the shelf, or which we can customize to their needs.”

Alongside its range of I-BOND MDI resins, Huntsman also produces a range of I-RELEASE release agents that are designed to make the production of OSB, MDF, PB and wood fiber insulation (WFI) run more smoothly. If you wish to speak to one of Huntsman’s composite wood products experts, contact: or visit the team during LIGNA in hall 26, booth B61.



About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2018 revenues more than $9 billion.  Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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