Hybrid silane-crosslinking polymers: a potential alternative to polyurethane wood adhesives? A preliminary investigation by TMA
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In the last years, the research on wood adhesives has focused on matching technical performance with low health and environmental impacts. This study presents the first development of a new adhesive technology based on hybrid silane-crosslinking polymers that can combine both silicone’s and polyurethane’s adhesive properties. The advantage of hybrid silane-crosslinking polymers is the absence of potential harmful chemicals, such as isocyanates and solvents. Two hybrid formulations were characterized by thermo-mechanical analysis (TMA) and glued wood product elasticity is discussed in this brief original.