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Why use low formaldehyde & formaldehyde-free resins?

In the last decade, formaldehyde has been officially classified as a hazardous material to health and environment. Thus, formaldehyde-free resins and other compounds have been on the rise for safer work environments and products. If you want – or need – to switch to low formaldehyde or even formaldehyde-free resins, our experts will help you to find equally powerful alternatives with less or no formaldehyde content.

While formaldehyde-free resins do not contain any formaldehyde, low formaldehyde resins typically contain less than 0.5%. Beyond that, ultra-low formaldehyde resins contain but traces of the hazardous compound with less than 0.1% allowing formulators to avoid labeling issues.

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Our diverse PHENODUR® product line contains a number of phenolic resins with low free formaldehyde that can be used in BPA- NI can coatings allowing formulations which meet the strictest labeling requirements. PHENODUR® resins help provide an optimal balance of resistance, toughness, durability, and flexibility – that is why our low formaldehyde phenolic resins are a great choice in packaging applications.

PHENODUR® resin portfolio contains the formaldehyde-free PHENODUR® VPM 1150 which is a carboxy modified, non-yellowing co-curing resin that can easily be implemented in a wide array of applications. Besides being a formaldehyde-free resin, PHENODUR® VPM 1150 is also BPA-free making it a great alternative to phenolic crosslinkers.

Features and Benefits

No/little formaldehyde content

Vast product portfolio

Safer work environment and products

Can formulate for many applications

Looking for a way to reduce formaldehyde in your coatings?

We can match a low or no formaldehyde crosslinking resin to a wide variety of binders while maintaining performance. We have discovered solutions for wood and metal substrates achieving a 50% reduction in formaldehyde emissions on cure by substituting a formaldehyde free resin.

Formaldehyde free – packaging


Formaldehyde free – coil


Formaldehyde free – office furniture

Office Furniture

Formaldehyde free – automobile



Oliver Etz

Expert for crosslinker resins and catalysts

More than 25 years of experience in crosslinker coatings technology

Team leader of technical service (TS) and research & development (R&D) for BU crosslinkers (XLR)/Europe