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The first non-toxic bio-based polymer resin to revolutionize the wood panel industry

Project description

Revolutionising the wood panel industry with non-toxic, eco-friendly resins

The formaldehyde-based polymer resins used as binders in the construction and wood industries are toxic, carcinogenic, non-recyclable and have a large CO2 footprint. Until recently, there were no safe, bio-based and cost-competitive alternatives available. A new resin called Plantics-GX could replace the toxic and polluting products currently on the market. This resin is 100 % bio-based, recyclable, cost-efficient and free of formaldehyde and other toxic components. It also has a carbon footprint that is five to seven times lower than existing resins. The EU-funded SWOP project aims to realise and accelerate the market entry of wood panels that use Plantics-GX as a binder. The project will help to stimulate the European economy while also furthering health and environmental goals.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Coordinator

PLANTICS HOLDING BV
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73 Bf
6827 AV Arnhem
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 107 312

Participants (3)

KOSKISEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 553 875
Address
Tehdastie 2
16600 Jarvela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE DUBOIS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 248 125
Address
Allee Hof Ter Vleest 3
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRIBOO B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 375
Address
Hoorn 234
2404 HK Alphen Aan Den Rijn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)