Advanced Lightweight Laminates from the Forest (Allfor1)
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2013 - January 2014|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
A consortium able to design and produce sustainable bio-based light-weight laminates has been created, covering all of the identified needs of know-how and equipment. It includes research institutes, material producers and converters, end users /brand owners, and organisations well suited to address non-technical questions such as attitudes about bio-based materials and public interest in production technology. Consortium partners have not worked together previously and cross-pollination will increase possibilities for new thinking and innovative ideas.
Results and expected effects
Two of Sweden´s highest priorities, competitive production of steel and of forest-based materials, are joined to combine the strength of metal with the light weight of bio-based materials. The new materials advantages and unique combination of properties will be demonstrated in different ways, e.g. in vehicles, which is expected to lead to increased production and exports. The consortium´s breadth makes it possible to work with and generate circular material flows that are needed for green growth. Allfor2 will give Sweden a leading position in implementing Europe´s eco-directive.
Approach and implementation
The project´s 3 multidisciplinary workshops focused on identifying challenges for competitive production of bio-based light-weight laminates, identifying and contacting key partners, developing an collaborative approach for a cooperative project, and discussing the conditions under which this can be realized (agreement). Other possibilities for the project has been identified, such as a complementary project within LIGHTer.