Wood Products

Wood Products Industry

Since 1959, GP Chemicals has been supplying thermosetting resins to manufacturers throughout the wood products industry. Our continued success as a leader in this industry rests on our reliability as a supplier, consistent quality products and technical expertise. As a result of our focus on value creation and knowledge of the industry, we continue to provide innovative products that meet the new challenges facing our customers.

We know wood bonding. We supply the wood composites industry with an extensive portfolio of adhesives for all types of wood panels and engineered wood, including structural panels, medium density fiberboard (MDF), oriented strand board (OSB), particleboard, hardboard, plywood, and laminated veneer lumber (LVL).

Our binder resins include LEAF® adhesives and scavengers, an innovative line of products formulated to aid in the reduction of formaldehyde emissions in wood products and WOODWELD® powder phenol-formaldehyde adhesives for OSB production.

In addition to our wood resins and adhesives product portfolio, GP Chemicals offers services to help keep our customers’ plants running productively. Through Process Modeling, we provide real time statistical modeling of process parameters to identify opportunities for improvement and variation reduction throughout the production process. This can result in improved throughput, driving better results for our customers.

Another product and service offering is the GP™ Dynamic Microchamber (DMC) we created over 20 years ago to support the wood panel industry. The GP DMC is approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as an alternative small scale test method for conducting quality control testing of formaldehyde emissions by manufacturers of composite wood products. (CARB Letter) The majority of the Composite Panel Association’s qualified producers utilize the GP DMC secondary test method as their primary testing method.

A new patent-pending technology with upgraded software enhances the accuracy of testing at low emission levels including Ultra Low Emission Formaldehyde (ULEF) Reduced or ULEF Exempt Standards.

GP Chemicals not only created the patent-protected equipment and copyrighted software but we provide upgrades, repair service, training, calibrations and parts for the GP DMC. Visit www.GP-DMC.com to learn more.

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Wood panel emission testing equipment and servicing

The GP™ Dynamic Microchamber (DMC) is a computer-integrated small scale formaldehyde test system that can provide emissions results of 11 samples in ...

Gluing veneers with a wide range of moisture content

New patented RESI-MIX® Ultra and RESI-BOND® Ultra resin systems give plywood manufacturers the flexibility to glue veneers with a wide range of ...

Lower freezepoint than 50% caustic solutions, conditioning agent

We offer a log conditioning/wetting product formulated to be used in hot water vats for pH adjustment. RESI-VAT® 5311 has a ...

Alkaline cure

A family of neat wood adhesives resins used for in-plant mixing. They can be adjusted to accommodate the differences in customers' processes. ...

Alkaline to Acidic cure

Available for the manufacture of moisture-resistant particleboard, hardboard and medium density fiberboard (MDF). These products can aid in complying with:

  • California Air ...

Thermoplastic, liquid

Adhesive resins for the manufacture of phenolic particleboard, medium density fiberboard and hardboard. These products can aid in complying with:

  • California Air ...

Neutral to acidic cure, may lower emissions

A variety of scavenger, buffering and catalyst technologies are employed with liquid urea-formaldehyde resins for composite panel production. Some of these ...

Physical properties aid, controlling cure speed, formaldehyde emission reduction aid.

GP® liquid catalyst systems are designed specifically for composite panel production. These products can aid in complying with:

  • California Air Resource Board ...

Lowers formaldehyde emissions

Liquid formaldehyde scavengers designed specifically for composite panel production. These products aid in complying with:

  • California Air Resource Board (CARB) Airborne ...

Neutral to Acidic cure

LEAF® C2 resins are low-emission adhesives that can contribute to compliance with CARB Phase 2 and some green building standards.

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