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Ecopaint bio-based formulations

Objective

The EU solvents market totalled 5.0 Million Tons in 2010. The bio-based solvent consumption was only 0.63 Million Tons (12.6%), mainly devoted to cleaning operations, however the consumption of biosolvents is estimated to grow annually 4.8% up to 1.1 million by 2020 (EU Innova-Biochem 2010).

The Coatings/Inks/Adhesives Industry represents 58% of the global solvent consumption, since they use solvents as the main constituent in their formulations (50-70wt%), which will be released in fine to the atmosphere.

The environmental/economic consequences are clear. EU Directives (IPPC, SE Solvents & Paints Directives) are pushing companies to develop greener solutions but up to now; despite this concern, only the 1.5% of biosolvents is used in paints. So, the Coatings sector emphasizes the need for new & specific biosolvents.

ECOBIOFOR project aims to prepare solvents for coatings with 3 characteristics: bio-based (coming from renewable resources), synthesized according to the principles of Green Chemistry and new formulations with lower VOC emissions.
Few large companies are devoted to the transformation of biomass into basic chemical products with established industrial uses. But the business model of a great number of chemical & biotechnological SMEs is based on the development of products ready to be used in specific markets.

ECOBIOFOR supports this large group of EU SMEs, working in the goal to shift conventional productive processes into new ones based on renewable resources. Moreover, it profits from the impulse of coating SMEs, which are ready to introduce greener products in their own formulations.
Succeeding in such a project requires a multidisciplinary & talented consortium. It consists of 11 organizations from 6 EU countries:
- 5 SME-AGs 3 biotech & 2 paint associations with 1349 members (1009 SMEs),
- 3 OTHERs: 1 Solvent Producer (LARGE) & 2 paint manufactures (SMEs),
- 3 RTD performers with previous experience in green chemistry, organic & biotechnological synthesis and in coatings formulations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 000
Administrative Contact
Idoia Etxeberria (Dr.)

Participants (11)

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE BIOEMPRESAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 694
Address
Calle Diego De Leon 44 2 Drcha
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pilar Caro Chinchilla (Ms.)
APBIO ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE BIOINDUSTRIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 112 641,80
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 04 Lote 02 Parque Tecnologico De Cantanhede
3060 197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sara Paulina De Oliveira Monteiro (Dr.)
SWISS BIOTECH ASSOCIATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 231 091
Address
Wengistrasse 7
8004 Zurich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Domenico Alexakis (Mr.)
PROCOAT Consorzio per la promozione dei prodotti vernicianti e ricopenti
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 885,80
Address
Viale Teresa Michel 5
15100 Alessandria
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Simona Barioglio (Ms.)
CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE DESPEINTURES DES ENCRES D'IMPRIMERIE ET DES COULEURS D'ART AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 297 983,60
Address
Avenue Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyse 6
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carine Willems (Mrs.)
STEARINERIE DUBOIS FILS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Rte Scoury 1 Scoury
36300 Ciron
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Etieve (Mr.)
LIPPENS PAINTS NV

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Durmakker 16 Haven 8836 A
9940 Evergem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Van Daele (Mr.)
INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS IRURENA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 988,30
Address
Carretera De Tolosa S/n
20730 Azpeitia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerardo Olea (Mr.)
INSTITUT UNIV DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA SA
Spain
Address
Calle Alvarez De Castro 63
08100 Mollet Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Horcajada (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hervé Perthuis (Mr.)
CASTELLANO PEINTURES
France
EU contribution
€ 213 715,50
Address
274 Chemin Du Littoral
13015 Marseille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilie Jaussaud (Ms.)