Soyad co-adhesive technology is a proprietary adhesive system used to produce composite panels. It’s typically used in combination with isocyanate-based resins to make particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and oriented strand board (OSB). Soyad co-adhesives can greatly reduce adhesive costs, making them a prime choice for composite panel manufacturers.
The co-adhesives are water-based dispersions formulated with natural soy flour and proprietary ingredients. When a Soyad co-adhesive and an isocyanate-based resin combine, they form multiple adhesion sites on the wood. The resulting two-component adhesive is the same strength as an isocyanate-based adhesive and is less brittle when cured. This improves machinability of the finished panels.
Soyad co-adhesives are proven to deliver many performance benefits:
When combined with an isocyanate resin, the Soyad co-adhesive reacts to form an adhesive matrix that performs better than the resin alone. The water in the co-adhesive acts as a diluent, which increases the adhesive’s total volume. This improves its distribution throughout the wood, resulting in more consistent bonding and better machinability of the panels.
To learn more about Soyad co-adhesives, or if you need technical assistance with a specific challenge, ask a Solenis expert today.