Chemicals and Research receives SATAS accreditation for MUF Resin

IMG_7338Mr Aidan Siebert (MD of Chemicals and Research) with Mr Abe Stears and  Mr Nicholas du Preez of SATAS

Chemicals and Research has developed a melamine-urea-formaldehyde (MUF) adhesive system that has received widespread acclaim from industry.  The resin has been tailored to provide a system that is robust in its performance with respect to temperature, allowing users to operate successfully at an ambient as low as 3°C.  Prior to the introduction of the Chemicals and Research’s product into the market, curing chambers were required for successful operation.  Numerous sawmills now using the product have eliminated curing chambers from their operation, subsequently allowing a reduction in energy consumption. The performance of the adhesive system was extensively researched during the                    development period, using the array of testing facilities available at Chemicals and          Research.  These test results were subsequently validated in the field, and at third party      laboratories under the supervision of SATAS (South African Technical Auditing Services). On the 10th of July 2014, Chemicals and Research became the first local adhesive                 manufacturing facility to be certified by SATAS to produce the MUF adhesive system in compliance with SANS 1349.

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