Project: Graphene application in bioadhesive for sustainable wood composite panels
The project aims to expand the use of graphene in the wood industry by developing and testing renewable bio-based adhesives for producing wood composite boards. The aim is to replace common fossil-based, carcinogenic formaldehyde adhesives.
Project manager Reza Hosseinpourpia Other project members Sara Haddadi, Bishnu Chandra Poudel, Thomas Walther, Sheikh Ali Ahmed Participating organizations Linnaeus University, IKEA, Bright Day Graphene, Avantium Financier Vinnova (SIO grafen) Timetable 1 Apr 2023–31 Mar 2025 Subject Forestry and wood technology (Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Technology)
More about the project
This project envisages modifying the green graphene to improve the rheological properties, enhance the production speed and bonding quality of bioadhesive, derived as a by-product of biorefinery, and deliver the most renewable adhesive systems for wood composite panel manufacturing.
The project is built upon an ongoing collaboration between the research group Forest Products at Linnaeus University, IKEA and Södra. It is also in line with IKEA’s 2030 vision and Sweden's Climate Act and Climate Policy for reducing the CO2 footprint by being less dependent on fossil-based materials.