Since the invention of the particle board in Germany in the 1940s, the use of formaldehyde in glues and resins has revolutionised the construction industry.
Formaldehyde in Construction
and Decorative Products
Formaldehyde in Automotive
For example, many ‘under-the-hood components’ such as fuel pumps, transmission parts and brake pads are produced with formaldehyde-based resins.
Formaldehyde in Aircraft
Formaldehyde, with its excellent abrasion and heat resistant qualities, is used in the production of many important aircraft parts including landing gear components, brake pads, door and window insulation and as an ingredient in engine lubricants.
Formaldehyde in Healthcare Applications
Formaldehyde has long been used safely in the manufacture of certain viral and bacterial vaccines.
Formaldehyde in Clothing and Textiles
Small volumes of formaldehyde-based resins are used in the textiles industry to help bind dyes and pigments to fabrics and prevent the colours from running when clothing is washed.