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Our door is open to you at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) 2010 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, held March 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C. Hope to see you at booth #8. 
 Franklin Wood Adhesives

All-In-One Adhesive: New Woodbond 1920 Ideal for Dry-Use and Wet-Use Finger Jointing

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has made it a little easier for you to produce finger jointed goods for both indoor and outdoor use in your plant with the introduction of our new Woodbond 1920 – a uniquely versatile adhesive that works for both dry- and wet-use applications.


Woodbond 1920 is a one-component polyvinyl acetate (PVA) emulsion adhesive that meets the ASTM D-5572-99 dry use standard for finger jointing of interior wood products, such as trim molding. However, you simply mix the adhesive with an aluminum chloride catalyst to create a low-cost, highly water-resistant adhesive that easily surpasses the ASTM D-5572 wet use standard for non-structural lumber products, to be exposed to outdoor elements.


Better yet, it’s quick and easy to convert Woodbond 1920 for wet use; within five to ten minutes, you can make a powerful water-resistant adhesive. And you can count on that batch giving a long pot life of at least eight hours.


Quick mixing isn’t the only way Woodbond 1920 can save production time at your plant. Its shear-thinning formulation enables effortless extrusion into most finger joint application systems. You also can filter the adhesive directly from the tote, minimizing equipment clogging. And a low minimum use temperature range of 40 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit enables you to use adhesive longer into colder seasons or on chillier mornings, further increasing your productivity.


“Woodbond 1920 reflects our commitment to continually developing powerful, cost-effective solutions for wood assembly,” said Jaye Schroeder, vice president of wood market development at Franklin Adhesives & Polymers. “It offers our customers an affordable, viable alternative to formulas developed strictly for wet use applications. We are thrilled to add this product to our comprehensive line of finger jointing adhesives.”


For more information on Woodbond 1920 or any other wood adhesive offered by Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, visit, e-mail or call 800.877.4583.

Franklin Guangzhou Adhesives Company, Ltd

Franklin Guangzhou Goes Live on the Web

Our parent company, Franklin International, increased its global presence with the 2008 opening of Franklin Guangzhou Adhesives Company, Ltd. – our wholly owned foreign enterprise (WOFE) in Guangzhou, China. Now, that new company has gained a worldwide presence – with the launch of its new Web site,


Like our Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ site, is designed to provide practical information on selection and proper application of both its broad line of wood adhesives for assembly of furniture, millwork and laminated goods and its line of specialty polymers for use in the manufacture of fiberglass.


The new site provides comprehensive information on more than a dozen emulsion-based wood adhesives Franklin Guangzhou Adhesives Company offers under the renowned Titebond, Multibond and ReacTITE names for the assembly of furniture, millwork and laminated goods. This breadth of product offers high-performance water-based adhesives for most applications on the plant floor, including assembly, solid edge and face gluing, finger jointing and lamination.


You also will find information on the company’s line of specialty polymers, including film formers and binders, for use in the production of fiberglass reinforced products (FRP). Franklin Guangzhou offers both Duracet polyvinyl acetate emulsions (PVA) and epoxy emulsions to meet a broad array of specific manufacturing requirements.

The site includes an interactive product selector, “what’s new” section, distributor map and resources to help you achieve optimum bonding results. You’ll also find a series of easy-to-use calculators to help you determine the correct pressure needed for various types of presses. A comprehensive glossary on common terms in the adhesives industry helps explains key adhesive concepts at the click of a mouse.


Franklin Guangzhou Adhesives Company, Ltd., operates from a new plant in Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District, near Hong Kong and Macao, in Southeast China. Franklin International opened the company as a way to better serve its growing customer base in China and the Pacific Rim.