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High Performance Bio-based Functional Coatings for Wood and Decorative Applications

Objective

Achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 requires the replacement of fossil-based material with bio-based material on a broad basis. Today, ca. 900 kt/y paints and coatings are produced in Europe, with more than 80% still being from fossil resources. Wood and decorative coatings represent a large market, accounting for more than half of that volume. The goal of the PERFECOAT project is to develop and validate a new generation of industrial wood and decorative coatings with significantly more than 25% bio-based components that meet and even surpass the current quality and sustainability standards. Our concept is based on a flexible platform of novel technologies to produce and functionalize new, bio-based bulk coating components and assemble them into new coating formulations. Three major coating markets will be addressed: 1) high-volume ultraviolet (UV)-curable clearcoats, 2) do-it-yourself (DIY) waterborne trim paints, and 3) DIY waterborne wall paints. End-of-life scenarios plus economic, environmental, and social assessments will support the technological development in PERFECOAT, to guarantee a high level of sustainability throughout the value chain. The coating ingredients and final coating blends produced by PERFECOAT will be tested for safety compatibility at different stages of their development. High performance of new advanced bio-based binders, fillers and additives will be systematically developed and validated in coatings, starting from a proof of concept (TRL3) to demonstrator validation (TRL5). PERFECOAT is implemented by a strong, well-balanced, multidisciplinary consortium of experts from 4 universities and research institutes and 8 commercial project partners, including 4 SMEs, in 7 member countries. All partners are committed and highly motivated to jointly increase the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry by bringing innovative materials and methods closer to the marked while fostering new cross-sector interaction.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 939 581,25

Participants (11)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 597 375
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 510 511,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHROMOLOGICS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 375 000
Address
Maskinvej 5
2860 Soborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CELIGNIS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 498 750
Address
Upper William Street Unit 4 Mill Court
V94 Limerick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNZIONANO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 222 828,75
Address
Hydrovegen 67
3936 Porsgrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 521,25
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REMMERS INDUSTRIELACKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Fullenbruchstrasse 13
32120 Hiddenhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BORREGAARD AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIK KIMYA SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mimar Sinan Mah Cendere Yolu 146 Kemerburgaz Eyup
34075 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)