CHALLENGE

The wood board industry currently relies on the use of fossil-based binders, mainly formaldehyde-based binders. Manufacturers have made several attempts to produce alternative binders from renewable resources, but a bio-based binder at industrial scale does not yet exist.

SOLUTION

The SUSBIND consortium develops, produces and tests bio-based binders as an alternative to formaldehyde binders currently used for wood-based panel boards in furniture mass products. The goal of the project is to substitute fossil-based chemicals with those from renewable resources.

IMPACT

The resulting SUSBIND binder system aims to outperform current fossil-based binders containing a significantly lower carbon footprint, while also reducing formaldehyde emissions. A sustainable and economically viable binder will increase the marketability of bio-based furniture products.

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Testimonials about the sustainable economy

“The partner institutions understood from the very beginning what was important for the economy and for the future of Europe.”

“The expertise brought together under the SUSBIND project will finally see development a bio-based binder able to compete on an industrial scale. As we become increasingly demanding of green production methods in all areas, SUSBIND will provide Europe with a competitive advantage”

With its contribution to bio-economy research, EGGER’s goal is primarily to respond to changing market requirements with new product segments based on biogenic binding agents. The international wood-based materials manufacturer considers bio-economy as a whole and evaluates the industrial usability of all raw materials needed for the production of wood-based materials and thus maintains sustainability at constant levels.

What sustainability means to IKEA? We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For us it’s about balancing economic growth and positive social impact with environmental protection and regeneration.

Fact box

Title: Development and pilot production of SUStainable bio-BINDer systems for wood-based panels
Number of partners: 11
Start: 1st May 2018
Duration: 4 years
Keywords: sustainable binder, wood, bio, panel boards, furniture, consumer, research, innovation, no formaldehyde, health, Horizon 2020, BBI JU, full value chain
Budget: € 5,5 Million
BBI-JU funding: € 4,1 Million

Project partners

Co-ordination: RTDS Group, AT |
Research: CE Delft, NL |Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB) CSIC Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC), ES |Fraunhofer IGB, DE Kompetenzzentrum (WoodK+), AT |TU Dresden, DE
Industry: Cargill, DE |EGGER, AT JenaBios, DE |IKEA, SE | Valbopan, PT Cargill, DE |EGGER, AT JenaBios, DE |IKEA, SE | Valbopan, PT

This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 792063.