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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wood adhesives must meet various criteria in terms of technical suitability and economic feasibility . 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 . SUSBIND approach Hydroxymethylfurfural […]
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 (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 […]
SUSBIND is proud to announce its upcoming Industry Online seminar: “From science to production – achievements so far” that will take place on May 18, 2022 from 10:10 to 11:50 CEST. The seminar will showcase the best of project results and findings from our five European industry partners that develop and test bio-based furniture binders for furniture. […]