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acForm® - Groundbreaking binder technology for curved and deeply structured wood fiberboards
The new BASF resin acForm® represents the first dispersion-based binder worldwide for the blowline process and enables the production of 3D moldable wood fiberboards (3MF). These boards are perfectly suited for shaping and embossing technologies, adding a new dimension to the furniture and interior design industry.
BASF’s acForm® enables the production of a new wood-based material for the furniture industry. Specifically, it enables the production of a thermoplastic composite, which is storage-stable and suitable for production on existing fiberboard production lines.
In contrast to standard thermoset boards, this new wood-based material enables a post-moldability and surface structuring of the composites. This can be achieved in short cycle times by using standard furniture molders’ equipment. The increased moldability of the composite enables new design options.
time- and cost-efficient process
new design options & high surface quality for 3D wood fiber parts
high degree of wood utilization
non-added formaldehyde and storage-stable binder technology
The 3D moldable fiberboards (3MF) can be processed into traditionally molded parts such as seat shells, seat backings, and other curved or deeply structured components. As formaldehyde is not added to the binder system, the working environment is further improved.
BASF offers the possibility of producing acForm® based on the biomass balance approach, using 100 % bio-based raw material.