lab equipment

Project: Environmental friendly wood composites with bio-based additives

This project explored the potential of using renewable materials from pulping biorefeniries as water-repellent additives for fibreboards.

This project was concluded in autumn 2017.

Project information

Project manager
Stergios Adamopoulos
Other project members
Reza Hosseinpourpia
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
The Crafoord Foundation
1 Sept 2016–31 Aug 2017
Forestry and wood (Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Technology)

More about the project

The aim of the project was to explore the potential of using renewable materials as water-repellent additives for fibreboards glued with sustainable adhesives. Thus, the new wood panels would be more environmental friendly and recyclable than the current ones, that use carcinogenic formaldehyde adhesives and petroleum-derived wax for their hydrophobation. The entire grant from The Crafoord Foundation was used to buy a laboratory glue blender (Lödige FM 130D, Paderborn, Germany) for the application of the sustainable adhesive and water-repellent formulations to the wood fibres.