In this last century, world had grown faster than before; now people need more furniture than in the past century. More furniture means, more particleboards and more adhesives. Wood adhesives are used in every step of furniture manufacturing. Wood adhesives aim to bond wooden materials with each other or with different materials. Today, production with a faster pace is more important. Furniture production lines could be more productive with fast curing glues. Wood adhesives are used in more than 70% of wood products today in the world. The main reason is their use in gluing furniture joints and wood composite materials. In this chapter, readers can find four different topics: (1) technical properties of wood adhesives, (2) environment friendly adhesives, (3) semisynthetic adhesives, and (4) synthetic adhesives.
Part of the book: Adhesives