Resins from plants replace hazardous formaldehyde

A family of resins has been developed from several crops produced in North Dakota that eliminate hazardous components such as formaldehyde.

Created from renewable, raw materials, the resins are based on sucrose and vegetable oils and can be changed to be useful in many applications.

“They have vastly improved mechanical properties, reduced hazardous chemical content and are made from readily available materials and common processes,” professor Dean Webster said.

Read more at North Dakota State University