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.

Learn more about formaldehyde: www.formaldehydefacts.org

UNINHIBITED GRADEFormaldehyde, wt.Methanol, wt.Acidity, Wt. % as formic acidSpecific Gravity @ 25°CWeight/gallon, lbFlash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup)Suggested Storage Temperature, °FTechnical Data Sheet
GP 440037.0 – 37.5%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.11Apprx 9.218095 – 122Download
GP 440137.0 – 37.5%≤1.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.11Apprx 9.218595 – 122Download
GP 443030.0 – 30.5%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.09Apprx 9.1>20059 – 86Download
GP 443634.5 – 34.9%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.09Apprx 9.118095 – 122Download
GP 444040.0 – 40.5%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.12Apprx 9.3178122 – 140Download
GP 444444.0 – 44.5%≤1.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.13Apprx 9.4176131 – 158Download
GP 444545.0 – 45.5%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.14Apprx 9.4176131 – 158Download
GP 445050.0 – 50.5%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.15Apprx 9.5174131 – 158Download
GP 445150.7 – 51.3%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.16Apprx 9.6175131 – 158Download
GP 445252.0 – 52.5%≤1.5%0.03 max.Apprx 1.16Apprx 9.6175131 – 158Download
GP 446150.0 – 50.5%≤1.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.15Apprx 9.5174131 – 158Download
GP 446252.0 – 52.5%≤1.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.16Apprx 9.6175131 – 158Download
INHIBITED GRADEFormaldehyde, wt.Methanol, wt.Acidity, Wt. % as formic acidSpecific Gravity @ 25°CWeight/gallon, lbFlash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup)Suggested Storage Temperature, °FTechnical Data Sheet
GP 440437.0 – 37.5%3.0 – 5.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.1Apprx 9.116777 – 104Download
GP 440737.0 – 37.5%6.0 – 8.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.1Apprx 9.115268 – 95Download
GP 440937.0 – 37.5%8.0 – 10.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.09Apprx 9.015064 – 91Download
GP 441137.0 – 37.5%10.0 – 12.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.09Apprx 9.014759 – 86Download
GP 441237.0 – 37.5%11.0 – 13.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.08Apprx 9.013359 – 86Download
GP 441437.0 – 37.5%13.0 – 15.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.08Apprx 9.013159 – 86Download
GP 441537.0 – 37.5%14.0 – 16.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.08Apprx 8.913059 – 86Download
GP 442435.0 – 35.5%11.0 – 13.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.08Apprx 9.013359 – 86Download
GP 442537.0 – 37.5%24.0 – 26.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.05Apprx 8.712350 – 77Download
GP 442935.0 – 35.5%3.0 – 5.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.09Apprx 9.115468 – 95Download
GP 443535.0 – 35.5%6.0 – 8.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.09Apprx 9.115468 – 95Download
GP 443836.25 – 36.75%6.0 – 8.0%0.03 max.Apprx 1.1Apprx 9.115268 – 95Download

UFC

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, cps240 – 600*
Color, APHA10 max.
Specific Gravity at 25°C1.325 ± 0.005
Weight per Gallon, lb.11.0 (average )
pH7.0 – 8.5*
Specific Heat at 45°C, cal/g0.586
Electrical Conductivity at 26°C, mho32
Congealing Point, °FBelow -14
Boiling Point, °F212
Flash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup)176
Solubility in 100 grams UFC at 25°C
WaterMiscible
MethanolMiscible
EthanolMiscible
n-butanol15 grams
Urea81 grams
Vapor Pressure, mm Hg (Torr)
At 25°C10
At 39°C31
At 49°C50
At 62°C100

*Can be adjusted to meet specific needs

INSOL-U-25® and STA-FORM 60® UFC technical data sheet

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UNINHIBITED GRADE Formaldehyde, wt. Methanol, wt. Acidity, Wt. % as formic acid Specific Gravity @ 25°C Weight/gallon, lb Flash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup) Suggested Storage Temperature, °F Technical Data Sheet
GP 4400 37.0 – 37.5% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.11 Apprx 9.2 180 95 – 122 Download
GP 4401 37.0 – 37.5% ≤1.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.11 Apprx 9.2 185 95 – 122 Download
GP 4430 30.0 – 30.5% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.09 Apprx 9.1 >200 59 – 86 Download
GP 4436 34.5 – 34.9% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.09 Apprx 9.1 180 95 – 122 Download
GP 4440 40.0 – 40.5% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.12 Apprx 9.3 178 122 – 140 Download
GP 4444 44.0 – 44.5% ≤1.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.13 Apprx 9.4 176 131 – 158 Download
GP 4445 45.0 – 45.5% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.14 Apprx 9.4 176 131 – 158 Download
GP 4450 50.0 – 50.5% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.15 Apprx 9.5 174 131 – 158 Download
GP 4451 50.7 – 51.3% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.16 Apprx 9.6 175 131 – 158 Download
GP 4452 52.0 – 52.5% ≤1.5% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.16 Apprx 9.6 175 131 – 158 Download
GP 4461 50.0 – 50.5% ≤1.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.15 Apprx 9.5 174 131 – 158 Download
GP 4462 52.0 – 52.5% ≤1.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.16 Apprx 9.6 175 131 – 158 Download
INHIBITED GRADE Formaldehyde, wt. Methanol, wt. Acidity, Wt. % as formic acid Specific Gravity @ 25°C Weight/gallon, lb Flash Point, °F (Pensky-Martens Closed Cup) Suggested Storage Temperature, °F Technical Data Sheet
GP 4404 37.0 – 37.5% 3.0 – 5.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.1 Apprx 9.1 167 77 – 104 Download
GP 4407 37.0 – 37.5% 6.0 – 8.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.1 Apprx 9.1 152 68 – 95 Download
GP 4409 37.0 – 37.5% 8.0 – 10.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.09 Apprx 9.0 150 64 – 91 Download
GP 4411 37.0 – 37.5% 10.0 – 12.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.09 Apprx 9.0 147 59 – 86 Download
GP 4412 37.0 – 37.5% 11.0 – 13.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.08 Apprx 9.0 133 59 – 86 Download
GP 4414 37.0 – 37.5% 13.0 – 15.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.08 Apprx 9.0 131 59 – 86 Download
GP 4415 37.0 – 37.5% 14.0 – 16.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.08 Apprx 8.9 130 59 – 86 Download
GP 4424 35.0 – 35.5% 11.0 – 13.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.08 Apprx 9.0 133 59 – 86 Download
GP 4425 37.0 – 37.5% 24.0 – 26.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.05 Apprx 8.7 123 50 – 77 Download
GP 4429 35.0 – 35.5% 3.0 – 5.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.09 Apprx 9.1 154 68 – 95 Download
GP 4435 35.0 – 35.5% 6.0 – 8.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.09 Apprx 9.1 154 68 – 95 Download
GP 4438 36.25 – 36.75% 6.0 – 8.0% 0.03 max. Apprx 1.1 Apprx 9.1 152 68 – 95 Download
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

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