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