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INNOVATIVE POPLAR LOW DENSITY STRUCTURAL PANEL

Objective

The I-PAN project aims to design a breakthrough wood-made lightweight panel, adopting 50% of its volume recycled wood and for the remaining 50% poplar wood by using the upper part of the tree that is commonly underused. To this purpose, a novel manufacturing process is designed and innovation to existing resins is defined in order to require less energy during the drying and pressing process, minimizing VOC emission and reducing the overall cost of production.
In order to reach this goal, the following specific objectives are addressed :
1) Save energy in key production steps and thus highly reduce CO2 emissions
2) Research on suitable existing glue to be employed in the manufacturing phase, in order to reduce the use of toxic or harmful solvents and contaminants to be inhaled or to contaminate the air.
3) recycling 50% of the wood and without wasting the upper parts of the poplars, thus highly reducing the pressure on primary raw materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Coordinator

IMAL SRL
Address
Via R Carriera 63 San Damaso
41010 Modena
Italy

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauro Zoffoli (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 538 355

Participants (7)

I.B.L. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 246 240
Address
Piazzetta Guastalla 7
20122 Milano

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Peschiera (Mr.)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 400
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Romeo (Mr.)
STELA LAXHUBER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 358 080
Address
Ottingerstrasse 2
84323 Massing

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Lagleder (Mr.)
IDP INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 468 100
Address
Avenida Francesc Macia 60 3 Planta
08208 Sabadell Barcelona

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Carlos Rives Lopez (Mr.)
FUNDACION PARA EL PROGRESO DEL SOFT COMPUTING
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 600
Address
Calle Gonzalo Gutierrez Quiros S/n Edificio Cientifico Tecnologico
33600 Mieres

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raul Del Coso (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 429 400
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Giudici (Mr.)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 216 600
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleftheria Athanassiadou (Mrs.)