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.
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