Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development ad manufacture of high performance fibre-based materials, has introduced a new resin-containing substrate, icoR, specially designed for use as core material in the manufacture of furniture laminates.
This new technology is designed to allow laminators to omit the resin impregnation phase prior to lamination, enabling an easier and safer production process.
The technology consists of producing a core material already containing the reactive phenolic resin needed to provide strength and internal bond to the final laminate.
As the resin is homogenously distributed into the material, icoR aims to lower the content of free phenol and free formaldehyde in the final laminate.