Skip to main content

Furan and lignin based resins as eco-friendly and durable solutions for wood preservation, panel, board and design products

Objective

The risk of toxic and strongly debated wood preservation materials and specific binders starts only now to be taken very seriously by politics and by the public. Currently, about 6.5 million m3 preserved wood is annually produced in Europe and finds its way to the consumer in several commonly used end products. The European consumption of resins, produced from non-eco friendly starting materials, for wood based panel production in 2003 was close to 4 million tons. Through the expected new products that will emerge from this ECOBINDERS project into society, the amount of toxic materials found in every household in Europe today, will be diminished significantly. The main objectives of this project therefore are: * To develop a new class of biomass based binders (furfuryl alcohol/sulphur-free lignin) * To develop innovative and sustainable processes for these multifunctional binders by using an integrated chain approach combining multi-sectorial interests * To develop durable wood : a sustainable alternative for currently used, but strongly debated toxic wood protection agents (a.o. chromated copper arsenic salts) * To develop emission-free panel & boards for indoor use to replace the traditionally used, formaldeh yde releasing, products * To develop water and organic solvent resistant 3D design products for in- and outdoor use In order to achieve these ambitious project goals, a consortium of 15 SMEs, representing the whole chain of raw material s uppliers to the final end producers, have joined their efforts. Due to the multi-disciplinary character of the research, a selected group of outstanding universities and RTD performers will participate in this project, that will involve an estimated tota l budget of about 10.8 million EUROS.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-SME-3
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS BVBA
Address
Industriepark, Leukaard 2
Geel
Belgium

Participants (25)

AGROTECHNOLOGY & FOOD INNOVATIONS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Bornsesteeg 59
Wageningen
AMORIM & IRMAOS SA
Portugal
Address
Lugar Do Salgueiro
Santa Maria Da Lamas
DEN KONGELIGE VETERINAER- OG LANDBOHOEJSKOLE
Denmark
Address
Bülowsvej 13
Frederiksberg
EIDGENÖSSISCHE MATERIALPRÜFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
ENGELS NV
Belgium
Address
Gentsesteenweg 136
Lokeren
GRANIT RECHERCHE DEVELOPPEMENT SA
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du Grand-chene 5
Lausanne
ICIT FIBRESIN SA
Romania
Address
Calea Chisinaului 27
Iasi
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
Lisboa
KIRAM AB
Sweden
Address
Kvarnstugevägen 21
Saltsjöbaden
MASCHINENBAU SCHOLZ GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Heinrichstrasse 1-4
Coesfeld
MILL PANEL BV
Netherlands
Address
1St Industrieweg
Mill
PLEXWOOD PRODUCTS BV
Netherlands
Address
Bijleveldstraat 6
Utrecht
PROMOLDING BV
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 100
'S-gravenhage
STICHTING HOUT RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 9-B
Wageningen
SVERIGES PROVNINGS- OCH FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan 4
Borås
TANIN SEVNICA KEMICNA INDUSTRIJA D.D.
Slovenia
Address
Hermanova Cesta 1
Sevnica
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY 'GH. ASACHI' OF IASI
Romania
Address
B-dul Mangeron, 67
Iasi
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
Address
Am Goldberg 2
Eisenach
THE INTERNATIONAL LIGNIN INSTITUTE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du Grand-chêne 5
Lausanne
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
Address
28 Avenue Valrose
Nice
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
St.-pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
VALBOPAN FIBRAS DE MADEIRA SA
Portugal
Address
Av. Praia Da Vitória, Nº48, 4ºdto
Lisboa
VALUE FOR TECHNOLOGY BVBA
Belgium
Address
Acaciastraat 14
Erps-kwerps
VALUTEC AB
Sweden
Address
24 Vaesterbottens Laan
Skelleftea
WOOD POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES ASA
Norway
Address
Haakon Vii's Gate 1
Oslo