Green wood adhesives based on side-streams from the pulp industry
Treesearch research themes:
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Holmen, KTH, Stora Enso
BioInnovation, Treesearch, Vinnova
In this project we propose to explore the use of side-streams originating from the pulp industry as adhesive binders for wood-based materials. The proposed project, aiming at developing novel, formaldehyde-free, adhesives from renewable resources, brings together experts in polymer/adhesive/wood chemistry with experts on forest/wood products and has the ability to gain novel, fundamental knowledge while developing green adhesives, valorizing side-streams from the pulp industry.The project is a collaboration between KTH, Stora Enso, AkzoNobel, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Holmen.
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.