Processing of organosolv fractions for a functionalization and valorization in biobased materials
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Optimization of organosolv wood fractioning is performed to obtain pulp containing cellulose, hemicellulose, andlow levels of lignin. The pulp is functionalized to achieve specific fibre properties, such as water stability. The functionalized fibres are evaluated in industrial partners’ products, i.e. biobased foams, to provide valuable feedback for optimization of the functionalization procedures based on industry needs and process feasibility. The knowledge gained is expected to help innovation and improve partner products, as well as help replacing fossil-based materials with renewable materials.