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Advanced wood plastic composite material for the production of bath furniture resistant to moisture and free of coatings

Objetivo

LIMOWOOD solution will develop a Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) made of a recycled thermoplastic polymer and natural reinforcing particles derived from wood. The resulting material will represent a number of advantages:
•Weight and density comparable to current wood-based pannels (700 kg/m3). This will provide reduction in the cost of transport of furniture items and use of cheaper fasteners and fittings to support weight.
•Improved mechanical resistance (modulus of elasticity >4.5 GPa and tensile strength > 55 MPa).
•Improved resistance to moisture and fungal decay by 35% making durable bathroom furniture
•Cost-competitive material and derived furniture products (190-200 €/m3).
•Fully recyclable material
•Total avoidance of surface coatings or adhesives releasing no VOCs
•Good aesthetic finish resembling natural wood.
LIMOWOOD will enter the market by filling the gap between high-standing products made of pure solid wood that have high price (1000-2700 €/m3) and require the use of coatings but have good mechanical resistance and the best finish, and low-standing products with very affordable prices (180 €/m3) but reduced mechanical properties, durability and resistance to moisture.
The developments presented in this project will enable the participating SMEs to become more competitive in the bathroom furniture sector and be able to face current economic, technological, environmental and legislative threats. They will be providing a high quality material at a cost-effective value (190-200 €/m3) and achieving forecasted sales of 64 million € in 5 years during future commercial exploitation of the project’s results.
At European level, savings of more than 120 million are estimated after project completion through the contribution of LIMOWOOD to the reduction of imports from outside Europe, reduction of VOCs emissions, reduction of wood waste, creation of new jobs in the industry and social security savings from work-related diseases.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SME-2012
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Régimen de financiación

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinador

TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Dirección
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
España
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 26 456
Contacto administrativo
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)

Participantes (7)

INDUSTRIA NAJERINA DEL MUEBLE ARTESANO SA

La participación finalizó

España
Aportación de la UE
€ 14 630,91
Dirección
Ctra Nacional - Km 23 120
26312 Tricio La Rioja
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Elisa Fernandez Bretón (Mrs.)
HOLZWERK BAUR GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 299 158,30
Dirección
Poststrasse 46
88489 Wain
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Frederik Baur (Mr.)
BEOLOGIC NV
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 216 464
Dirección
Jolainstraat 44
8554 Zwevegem Sint Denijs
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Bert De Backer (Mr.)
ETABLISSEMENTS ANDRE BONDET SA
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 210 358,50
Dirección
Route De La Bienne 14 Zi Le Lioux 14
01590 Dortan
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Stephane Tribouley (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Alemania
Dirección
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Walter Krause (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 7 008
Dirección
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Isabel Villarig (Mrs.)
JAVAL SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 305 922,05
Dirección
Camino Viejo De Alberite Sn
26006 Logrono
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Silvia Valdemoros Tobia (Mrs.)