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Sustainable Binders and Coatings

Sustainable Binders and Coatings




Åbo Akademi/CLIC Innovation


  • Brightplus
  • CH-Bioforce
  • CH-Polymers
  • Kiilto
  • MetGen
  • Metsä Board
  • Mirka
  • Montinutra
  • Teknos
  • UPM
  • Valmet Technologies
  • Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT)
  • Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke)
  • Tampere University (TAU)
  • University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
  • University of Oulu (UO)
  • VTT Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT)
  • Rahoittaja

  • Business Finland
  • Budjetti

    10 122 300 €

    SUSBINCO-project will develop innovations to substitute fossil-based binders and coatings with bio-based solutions which can be used in packaging, paints, adhesives, sealants, and abrasives. These solutions are urgently needed to produce more sustainable alternatives, reduce greenhouse gases and reduce the dependency on fossil-based raw materials.

    Conventional binders are mainly made from fossil-based polymers which causes environmental and safety concerns as crude oil is a finite and non-renewable resource, and the extraction and use of fossils are linked to many environmental problems and climate change. A transition is needed towards sustainable binders and coatings, which are eagerly sought after by the industry.

    Bio-based binders and coatings can significantly reduce the use of synthetic or even toxic chemicals and produce lower emissions. The use of renewable feedstocks is and will become even more important raw material for the future chemical industries. SUSBINCO comprehensively addresses resource use to provide sustainable economic growth and human development.

    The developed innovations aim at grasp on untapped market opportunities. All of the markets related to the SUSBINCO application areas are expecting strong growth and are trending towards bio-based solutions. SUSBINCO ties in the significant impact and supports the Finnish bioeconomy by developing novel bio-based alternatives to fossil-based binders and coatings.

    The industrial partners of the consortium are Brightplus, CH-Bioforce, CH-Polymers, Kiilto, MetGen, Metsä Board, Mirka, Montinutra, Teknos, UPM-Kymmene, and Valmet Technologies. The research organisations of the consortium are Åbo Akademi University, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, University of Oulu, Natural Resources Institute of Finland, Tampere University, and University of Eastern Finland.


    Coming articles


    Master Thesis

    • 2023
      • Suberin-Pigment dispersions for barrier coatings, Ilmari Oravala, VTT
      • Characterisation of the stability for suberin-in-water emulsions, Thomas Öhman, Åbo Akademi

    Participation in conferences

    • ICS23 conference in Nov 2023, Kuopio, Finland
      • CPC separation of phenols for sustainable coatings, Proof-of-concept protocol for the purification of phenolic components from birch-based bio-oils, N. Jokinen
      • Ecotoxicity testing with water fleas of sustainable samples from biodegradability test, I. Lyijynen
    • Marcus Wallenberg Prize Ceremony and Young researchers MWP seminar, Nov 2023
      Wood hemicellulose derivatives with tailored surface activity towards aqueous dispersion coating, M. Kvikant
    • 3rd International Workshop on Biorefinery of Lignocellulosic Materials (IWBLCM2023), 12-15.9.2023, Córdoba, Spain
      Impact of lignin on the performance of lignin-based polyurethan coatings in Wood protection, M. Kellock et. al.
    • Life Cycle Management conference, Sept 2023, Lille France
      Life cycle assessment of bio-based barrier coating for paperboard packaging, Finnish case study, N. Vinitskaia et. al.
    • The ISWFPC conference, July 2023, Venice, Italy
      Wood hemicellulose derivatives with tailored surface activity towards aqueous dispersion coating, M. Kvikant et. al.
    • The EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference in September 2023, Graz, Austria
      Amphiphilic hemicellulose as a stabilizer in aqueous dispersion coating, M. Kvikant et. al.
    • The 5th International Cellulose Conference [ICC 2022+1], Hiroshima, Japan
      How different birch raw materials affect energy consumption and achieved fibrillation level in purely mechanical MFC processing, S. Siljander et al. 2023
    • Renewable Resources & Biorefineries Conference, Riga, 31 May – 2 June 2023
      Valorization strategies for industrial bark, M. Borrega, VTT
    • TAPPI Nano 2023, Vancouver, Canada
      Suberin fatty acid derived bio-based dispersion coatings for high moisture barrier packaging, R. Koppolu et. al.



    News and other

    Consortium members´ Websites

    CLIC Website

    Contacts of project partners: PIs of each partner


    Roles of the different project partners: Raw material producer/research (CH Bioforce, Brightplus, UPM, Montinutra, Metsä, Metgen, Tampere University, VTT, Luke, UEF, ÅAU); Formulation developer/research (UPM, CH Polymers, Brightplus, Kiilto, Luke, ÅAU, VTT); Technology provider (Valmet, LUT, Tampere university); Coating preparation/research (UEF, VTT, Teknos, LUT, UPM); End-user/Converter/research (LUT, UPM, Teknos, Metsä, Kiilto, Mirka



    Bio and Circular Finland

    CLIC Innovation

    Kontaktperson vid Åbo Akademi

    Chunlin Xu


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