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[Danoka International] A brand name for a hardboard composed of fiberglass wool impregnated with a thermosetting phenolic resin then compressed into a homogeneous hardboard. Feather-board also contains urea formaldehyde resin (8-12%) and polyvinyl chloride (9%). The board is a brownish-red color, is waterproof and has a slightly basic pH (8-9).

Other Properties

Insoluble in water

Hazards and Safety

May emit formaldehyde. Glass fibers may cause an allergic skin reaction. Dust may cause eye, nose, throat and skin irritation.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • MSDS Sheet Comment: from MFA labs