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.”

Marta Campos IturraldeBBI-JU – Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU)BBI JU

“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”

Massimo BregolaGlobal Technology Lead Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & ElastomersCargill

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.

EGGERPress statement of BioeconomyEGGER

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.

IKEAIKEA Sustainability StrategyIKEA

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.