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SUSBIND publishes key market insights to EU Ecolabel Criteria for Wooden Furniture Revision

Sustainability in the furniture trade The word sustainability is something that everyone uses, but does everybody know what it really means? Achieving sustainability requires the understanding of a cradle-to-cradle circular economy concept that only functions if multiple-actors along the entire value chain embrace it. Achieving sustainability means satisfying our current needs only on the condition […]

SUSBIND Pilot production of Medium Density Fibre Boards (MDF) at Valbopan

SMEs praise cooperation with large industry Valbopan is a small-sized company (SME), located in the west coast of Portugal that produces MDF and develops different and innovative products out of standard commodities. Nowadays the most important challenge to the R&D area is finding good alternative raw materials and natural binders to give sustainability to products […]

Validation of SUSBIND PB, MDF and HDF boards at IKEA

The main objective of the SUSBIND project was to produce and test bio-based adhesives in an industrially relevant environment (TRL 5) as an alternative to formaldehyde-based adhesives currently used in the manufacture of wood-based panels. Within the SUSBIND project, work package 2 applies new and greener conversion technologies for the production of adhesives and intermediates […]

New SUSBIND binder proves environmentally-friendly with improved human health impacts

The SUSBIND consortium has developed a bio-based adhesive system for P2 particleboard (PB) and medium-density fibreboard (MDF) targeting two main environmental goals: a 5% lower carbon footprint (TRL 5 for bio-based compared to TRL 9 for the fossil benchmark) and lower human health impacts compared to the benchmark. The consortium partners have developed a novel […]

SUSBIND discovers consumers willing to pay more for bio-based furniture products

SUSBIND Industry-led White Paper on EU Furniture Ecolabel revision Within the framework of the project, SUSBIND partners have developed an industry-led white paper on the EU’s Furniture Ecolabel revision. Criteria 049 of the EU Ecolabel addresses multiple aspects of furniture products beyond the scope of the SUSBIND project. Accordingly, the recommendations and statements in this […]

EU Ecolabel Criteria for furniture and the SUSBIND survey

For the occasion of the Final Online Conference on June 1, 2022, SUSBIND was honoured to host Antonio Delre – Project Officer at Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, who presented the latest developments on the EU Ecolabel criteria for furniture. Here are some highlights of his presentation. The EU Ecolabel is an EU […]

SUSBIND consortium capitalises on excellent results for biobased binders for furniture at the project end

As the climate changes, the furniture of the future will have to be sustainable, multi-functional and efficient. Nowadays, the wood board industry relies heavily on fossil-based binders that contain formaldehyde. Having the circular economy in mind, there have been many initiatives to produce alternative binders from renewable resources, but a bio-based binder at industrial scale […]

Hydroxymethylfurfural in wood adhesives: Using the strength of a giant in interior particleboards

Wood adhesives must meet various criteria in terms of technical suitability and economic feasibility [1]. Important requirements in this regard are a rapid cure speed and high reactivity. Previously, these properties were identified as remaining challenges in the manufacture of bio-based adhesive and still prevent a cleaner production of wood particleboards [2]. SUSBIND approach Hydroxymethylfurfural […]

SUSBIND sparks discussion of the future for Net Zero furniture

The 12th International Conference on Wood Adhesives  (ICWA) was successfully held May 11-13, 2022 in Portland, Oregon, USA with the active contribution of the SUSBIND Team, represented by Wood K Plus, Cargill, IKEA and the Project Coordinator RTDS. This premier technical conference on advances in the adhesion of wood and biomass is held ever 3-4 […]

From sustainable raw materials to sustainable recycling in furniture: SUSBIND Final Online Conference

“From Sustainable Raw Materials to Sustainable Recycling (R2R) in Furniture” SUSBIND Final Online Conference, 1st June 2022, 10:00 am -14:00 CEST Join our renowned experts on novel biotechnologies and bioeconomy, as well as our scientists and industry representatives! Be the first to know the new trends and discoveries from the SUSBIND project and beyond. You […]