Stergios Adamopoulos, professor of forest products with specialisation wood properties at Linnaeus University, has received SEK 1 million from Formas call “Increased mobility between academy and practice” for the project ”Application of new biorefinery lignin-based adhesives in the wood panel industry”.
“In order to cope with increasing consumer awareness, legal requirements and alarming climate change, innovative advancements in the wood panel production are needed to reduce fossil-fuel dependency and negative health impacts of formaldehyde used in current binders.”
The project ”Application of new biorefinery lignin-based adhesives in the wood panel industry” is based on an ongoing co-operation with Ikea, that now will be deepened.
“This means that I will be working 20 per cent at Ikea over the next two years”, Stergios Adamopoulos says. “We aim to develop wood panel adhesives based on biorefinery lignin with focus on solving the practical details for their application in the wood industry.”