WPx Biocomposites for building and construction purposes
|Coordinator||RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB - SP Hållbar Samhällsbyggnad, Stockholm|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 30 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - May 2017|
|Venture||BIO Innovation - strategiska projekt|
|Call||Pre-studies to develop new "Innovation Projects" within BioInnovation|
Purpose and goal
The project has identified possible ways to take small steps in substituting composite products already available in the construction material sector with biobased alternatives, so that in the longer term, they can take full advantage of substituting all the materials involved and find use in completely new applications in the area.
Expected results and effects
The interest of the end-product manufacturing companies has been high. In particular, to investigate the possibilities and obstacles in substituting the display of composite products´ sub-materials to biobased in existing and new applications. The raw material companies that have been discussed have expressed their interest, especially when possible future material volumes are large enough. However, raw materials companies have chosen not to support an application for biocomposites in construction but have chosen to prioritize other sub-projects instead.
Planned approach and implementation
Within the project, several physical meetings and skype meetings have been held in which the interests of the participating companies have been lifted and possible additional companies have been identified. The focus of the final product manufacturing companies has been to investigate the possibilities of substituting their composite materials with bio-based input materials, especially matrix materials, fiber materials and core materials, as well as the consequences for both material and process.