A BROAD SPECTRUM of formaldehyde solutions and UF concentrate (UFC) are used in a range of industries.
Solutions of formaldehyde or formalin are used in the manufacture of synthetic resins due to their high reactivity with phenol, urea, melamine and other similar compounds. Georgia-Pacific Chemicals produces formaldehyde (HCHO) or formalin solutions at concentrations up to 52%, in both uninhibited and methanol-inhibited grades. Although these are the most popular formulations, we have the capability and expertise to customize unique formulations to meet your specific needs.
GP® formaldehyde solutions are used as a raw material in a broad range of industries and applications including molded articles; high-pressure laminates; adhesives for plywood and particleboard as well as other wood panelboard products; coatings; varnishes and enamels; foundry core and shell binders; glass and mineral wool insulation; and fertilizers.
We also manufacture INSOL-U-25® and STA-FORM 60® urea-formaldehyde concentrates (UFC), often called UFC85, which are used as precursors for fertilizers, urea-formaldehyde resins for wood adhesives and other industrial applications.
We produce GP formaldehyde (HCHO) solutions and INSOL-U-25 and STA-FORM 60 UFC at strategically placed plants across the United States. Our capacity and diversity of manufacturing locations allow us to effectively support formaldehyde and UFC supply to the merchant market and our customers.
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INSOL-U-25® and STA-FORM 60® urea-formaldehyde concentrates (UFC) are clear, viscous liquids consisting of formaldehyde (HCHO), urea, and a small amount of water. Sometimes referred to generally as UFC85 or UFC-85, they provide some of the highest concentrations of formaldehyde commercially available in an easy-to-use form.
Potential benefits of INSOL-U-25 and STA-FORM 60 UFC include:
- Longer storage stability than conventional aqueous formaldehyde solutions and less storage space required since urea and formaldehyde are combined.
- Can be stored at ambient temperatures.
- Convenient source of both urea and formaldehyde since active components are already in liquid form.
- Reduced cycle times since part of the combination reaction between urea and formaldehyde has already occurred and only one material is metered to the process.
INSOL-U-25 and STA-FORM 60 UFC can be used in many applications where urea and formaldehyde are required ingredients. A major application for UFC85 products is as a precursor in the manufacture of liquid and dry nitrogen-based lawn and shrub fertilizers. Another major use for these products is in the preparation of urea-formaldehyde resins for wood product adhesives.
|UREA-FORMALDEHYDE CONCENTRATES UFC85|
|Formaldehyde, wt. %||60.0 ± 0.5|
|Urea, wt. %||25.0 ± 0.5|
|Active Materials, weight %||85.0 ± 1.0|
|Viscosity, cps||240 – 600*|
|Color, APHA||10 max.|
|Specific Gravity at 25°C||1.325 ± 0.005|
|Weight per Gallon, lb.||11.0 (average )|
|pH||7.0 – 8.5*|
|Specific Heat at 45°C, cal/g||0.586|
|Electrical Conductivity at 26°C, mho||32|
|Congealing Point, °F||Below -14|
|Boiling Point, °F||212|
|Flash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup)||176|
|Solubility in 100 grams UFC at 25°C|
|Vapor Pressure, mm Hg (Torr)|
*Can be adjusted to meet specific needs
INSOL-U-25® and STA-FORM 60® UFC technical data sheet
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