MANUFACTURE AND USE OF SUBERINIC ACIDS BINDER IN THE MANUFACTURE OF WOOD-BASED PANELS GIVES MANY POSITIVE EFFECTS:
- Less formaldehyde compounds.. At present, formaldehyde compounds, which are harmful to human health, are mainly used in the manufacture of furniture, plywood and particle board. In 2004, formaldehyde was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a carcinogen compound. By replacing synthetic resin binders with suberinic acids, both wood-based panel producers and users of the end-products will be able to stay in a healthy environment, thus improving the quality of life and life expectancy.
- Less health problems.. The use of suberinic acids binder in the production of particle board, plywood and furniture would help to provide a healthier environment for the most vulnerable population suffering from allergies and respiratory problems. It is particularly important to ensure this in hospitals and in places where children are staying. These individuals may be particularly vulnerable to the presence of small quantities of toxic substances in the environment..
- Less CO2 emissions.. Currently, birch wood processing by-products, such as birch bark and veneer shorts, are predominantly burned to produce heat. This releases large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. Starting the use of a completely ecological suberinic acids binder in the wood-based panels would sequester or store the CO2 that birch has accumulated from the environment in the process of growth.
- New standards.. The use of suberinic acids binder would enable furniture, plywood and particle board manufacturers to open up new market opportunities, which would increase their competitiveness and demonstrate their responsibility and commitment to a healthier environment. Other manufacturers and consumers would thus be forced to think and to pay attention to the problems solved by the use of suberinic acids binder.