Structural Adhesives for Engineered Wood
The global trend towards socially-conscious construction concepts is driven by climate change and the need for efficiency. Wood tops the list of climate-friendly construction materials. As a renewable and recyclable resource, wood offers ideal structural properties - easy to work with, blends well with other materials, and supports healthy indoor air quality.
Multistory, engineered wood building construction with cross-laminated timber is bonded layers of wood transformed into high-performance structural elements. These structures span long distances and create special structural shapes. Wood is used as a loadbearing material when adding levels to existing buildings or constructing multistory apartments, hotels, hospitals, schools, large factory and warehouse buildings, sport and leisure facilities, industrial and commercial premises, and bridges.
High-performance adhesives development marks the beginning of today’s wood construction technology. LOCTITE® PURBOND product family, one- and two-part polyurethane adhesives play an essential role in engineered wood fabrication. Engineered Wood with LOCTITE® PURBOND Henkel’s patented and certified adhesive systems are based on industry know-how built up over many years of experience.
The engineered wood business continues to grow and expand with a proven mix of continuous innovation. As a result, even in times of a booming global economy, users can rely on consistently high product quality and a familiar team who has served them well. Henkel’s technical staff collaborates with customers to develop our adhesives technology.
LOCTITE® PURBOND adhesives are officially approved for use by regulatory bodies in key engineered wood construction markets. Henkel continues to develop and enhance application techniques to open up new dimensions in engineered wood construction. The popularity of wood as a material, optimization of production processes and addition of new areas of application is driving an increased demand for specific, precisely controlled adhesives.