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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 information

Project manager
Reza Hosseinpourpia
Other project members
Bishnu Chandra Poudel, Thomas Walther, Sheikh Ali Ahmed, Papiya Bhowmik
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, IKEA, Bright Day Graphene, Avantium
Vinnova (SIO grafen)
1 Apr 2023–31 Mar 2025
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.

The project is also part of the research in the Linnaeus Knowledge Environments Advanced Materials and Green Sustainable Development.