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Sustainable Binders and Coatings

Sustainable Binders and Coatings

Time:

1.9.2021–30.11.2023

Coordinator/main contractor:

Åbo Akademi/CLIC Innovation

Project partners/subcontractors:

  • 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)
  • Financiers:

  • Business Finland
  • Budget:

    10 122 300 euro

    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.

    News and events

    Participation in conferences:

    • To come

    Outcomes:

    • To come

    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

    Links:

    ExpandFibre

    Bio and Circular Finland

    CLIC Innovation

    Kontaktperson vid Åbo Akademi

    Chunlin Xu

    Professor 

    in Renewable Materials Chemistry

    Laboratoriet för naturmaterialteknik

    Fakulteten för naturvetenskaper och teknik