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    acForm™

    The groundbreaking acForm™ binder technology from BASF enables the production of a new, wood-based material for the furniture industry.

    In detail, this contains the development of a thermoplastic processable and storage-stable composite which is produced on existing MDF production lines. In contrast to standard thermoset boards, it can be post-molded and its surface structured in short cycle times on the standard equipment of furniture molders or other companies. With its enhanced moldability, the composite opens up new design options: the 3D moldable fiber boards can be processed to form not only items such as seat shells and backings but also deeply structured or curved components. A further benefit is increased safety in the workplace, because formaldehyde is not added to the binder system.

    Your advantages
    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

    acForm™ from BASF is the first dispersion-based binder for the blow line process worldwide. It enables the production of moldable fiber boards that are perfectly suited for shaping and embossing technologies, adding a new dimension to the furniture and interior design industry.

    Benefits for board producers with acForm™

    • processability on existing blow line equipment
    • high productivity of board production
    • water-based dispersion with low VOC
    • excellent storage stability
    • safe working atmosphere through non-added formaldehyde
    • compatibility with additives (e.g., water repellents, pigments, flame retardants)

    Benefits for molders and OEMs with 3MF

    • consistent quality and storage storability of prepreg (flat board)
    • short molding cycle times
    • new design options for surface and shape
    • superior surface quality of molded (compressed) parts compared to those produced by CNC milling
    • improved properties for standard finishing technologies such as lacquering or powder coating
    • safe working atmosphere through non-added formaldehyde
    • high degree of wood utilization and scrap reduction
    • recyclability as used wood

     

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