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Novel high performance, waterbased “high solids”and bio-based industrial wood coating

Objective

The stringent Solvent Emission Directive (1999/13/EC), fully transposed in 2007, imposes limitations of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) due to the use of organic solvents in paints and varnishes. The most economical way of limiting VOC emission is using water-based coating formulas in which water replaces a substantial amount of the organic solvents traditionally used. Unfortunately, water-based formulas have deficient properties in comparison to solvent-based, primarily as a consequence of using water as a solvent: poor wood wetting, high grain raising, longer drying times, foam formation, insufficient glossy aspect, and deficient overall resistance. Coatings (varnishes and paints) are of key importance to the final products of our industries: coatings define the visual aspect and softness of the furniture piece, influencing its effective purchase; also the durability and resistance of a coating is a measure of the quality of the whole piece. The aim of NEXT1KOAT is to give European woodworking and furniture manufacturers a long-lasting solution by developing a first triple system (exterior uses impregnation; interior uses undercoat and topcoat) of one-component (1K) “high solids” (>70%) water-based coatings. NEXT1KOAT will be produced by European SME coating manufacturers due to its affordable chemistry based on seaweed polymers, and it has been designed for European woodworking and furniture small and medium coating installations. NEXT1KOAT will have the following advanced properties: Less water content (30%), reduced drying time and less grain raising, improved wood wetting without the use of surfactants, less foam formation, more glossy final aspect and increased hardness.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MUEBLE Y LA MADERA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Address
Calle Perales
30510 Yecla
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Jose Melero Muñoz (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 65 720

Participants (14)

MALTA FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS ORGANISATION
Malta
EU contribution
€ 304 271,24
Address
Kordin Industrial Estate Unit 2135
PLA3000 Paola

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stephen Azzopardi (Mr.)
ZAVOD LESARSKI GROZD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 290 831,24
Address
Dimiceva 13
1504 Ljubljana

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Likar (Mr.)
THE BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 639,24
Address
Bath Place 6 Rivington Street
EC2A 3JE London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Marsden (Mr.)
ISOLACK SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 264 909,28
Address
Crta Nacional 120 Km 22 500
26315 Aleson

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Javier Fernandez Saez (Mr.)
INDUSTRIA NAJERINA DEL MUEBLE ARTESANO SA

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 185,27
Address
Ctra Nacional - Km 23 120
26312 Tricio La Rioja

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisa Fernandez Bretón (Mrs.)
HELIOS SESTAVLJENO PODJETJE ZA KAPITALSKE NALOZBE IN RAZVOJ D.D.

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Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 14 920,96
Address
Kolicevo 2
1230 Domzale

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Lemič (Mrs.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 572
Address
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
Greentech SA

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France
EU contribution
€ 13 462,66
Address
Biopole Clermont Limagne
63360 Saint Beauzire

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Yves Berthon (Dr.)
RIOMADER S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 412,12
Address
Camino Viejo De Albrite 47-49
26006 Logrono

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ocón Juan Carlos (Mr.)
BOD AYRE SEAWEED PRODUCTS LIMITED

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 850,29
Address
Hamnavoe Lunnaness
ZE2 9QF Vidlin Shetland

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Blance Margaret (Ms.)
OILEAN GLAS TEORANTA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 22 425
Address
Ballymoon Industrial Estate
Kilcar Donegal

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franck Hennequart (Dr.)
MARINE BIOPOLYMERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 043,26
Address
Glenside Farm Culzean
KA19 8JH Kirkoswald

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Mackie
HELIOS TOVARNA BARV, LAKOV IN UMETNIH SMOL KOLICEVO DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 43 757,44
Address
Kolicevo 65
1230 Domzale

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