Rapid Determination of Urea Formaldehyde Resin Content in Wood Fiber Mat Using Near-infrared Spectroscopy

Qinglin Yu, Hanwen Zhu, Guanben Du, Zhangjing Chen, Zhong Yang


Monitoring the process is crucial for ensuring high quality in wood-based panel production. Interest in the distribution of resin in fibers and particles has increased during the last couple of decades. This study considered the potential to determine urea formaldehyde (UF) resin content in fiber mat using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Fiber mats with various resin contents were investigated with NIR combined with the partial least squares (PLS) regression and root mean square error of calibration and validation (RMSECV). The external factors, such as the distance between the fiber optic probe and the sample surface and light sources, were also evaluated. The results showed that this technique can sufficiently determine the resin content in the resinous fiber mat with accuracy of up to 95%. The light sources and the distances from the probe to the surface did not significantly influence the discrimination and prediction of resin content.


Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy; Rapid detection; Resin content; Urea-formaldehyde (UF); Wood fiber mat

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