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Optimization of the Synthesis of Urea-Formaldehyde Resins using Response Surface Methodology
ByJ. M. Ferra, P. C. Mena, J. Martins, A. M. Mendes, M. R. N. Costa, F. D. Magalhães, L. H. Carvalho
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Campus Politécnico de Repeses, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal d LSRE — Departamento de Engenharia Química, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto,

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Abstract In the near future, companies will face the need to produce low formaldehyde emission resins, i.e., not above the emission level of natural wood. However, for producing this new generation of urea-formaldehyde resins (UF), it is necessary to optimize the synthesis process.