BASF Polymer For Lighter Furniture | June 14, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 24 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 24 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 14, 2010

BASF Polymer For Lighter Furniture

Department: Business
Keywords: furniture, chipboard, foam
BASF’s new foamed polymer fills the cavities between wood pieces in furniture-grade chipboard.
Credit: BASF
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BASF’s new foamed polymer fills the cavities between wood pieces in furniture-grade chipboard.
Credit: BASF

BASF scientists have designed a foamed styrenic polymer to reduce the weight of wood-based furniture chipboard by about one-third. The firm’s Kaurit Light foamed material replaces some of the finely chopped mixture of wood and glue used to make furniture panels.

 
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