Enzymatic Bonding Systems

  • Claus Felby
  • Per Ole Olesen


In conventional production of wood-based boards and panels, synthetic adhesives such as urea- and phenol formaldehyde, are added during the production process. The adhesives ensure good mechanical properties and dimensional stability upon exposure to water. However, some of the applied adhesives may cause environmental or health hazards, and new less harmful adhesives are in high demand. A new approach for bonding of boards and panels is to use environmentally friendly enzymes for cross-linking and polymerization of wood-based materials.


Electron Spin Resonance Wood Fiber Vanillic Acid Internal Bond Phenol Oxidase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Felby
    • 1
  • Per Ole Olesen
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Fibre Laboratory, Unit of ForestryRoyal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityTaastrupDenmark

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