LIMOWOOD

Advanced wood plastic composite material for the production of bath furniture resistant to moisture and free of coatings

 Coordinatore TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL 

 Organization address address: CALLE MIGUEL VILLANUEVA 2 6 PISO PUERTA 3
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26001

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfredo
Cognome: Sanchez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34914170457
Fax: 34915563415

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 1˙427˙281 €
 EC contributo 1˙079˙997 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2012
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-01-01   -   2014-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL

 Organization address address: CALLE MIGUEL VILLANUEVA 2 6 PISO PUERTA 3
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26001

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfredo
Cognome: Sanchez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34914170457
Fax: 34915563415

ES (LOGRONO) coordinator 26˙456.00
2    JAVAL SL

 Organization address address: CAMINO VIEJO DE ALBERITE SN
city: LOGRONO
postcode: 26006

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Silvia
Cognome: Valdemoros Tobia
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 941 211 644
Fax: +34 941 499 787

ES (LOGRONO) participant 305˙922.06
3    HOLZWERK BAUR GMBH

 Organization address address: POSTSTRASSE 46
city: WAIN
postcode: 88489

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Frederik
Cognome: Baur
Email: send email
Telefono: 491773000000

DE (WAIN) participant 299˙158.30
4    BEOLOGIC NV

 Organization address address: JOLAINSTRAAT 44
city: ZWEVEGEM SINT DENIJS
postcode: 8554

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Bert
Cognome: De Backer
Email: send email
Telefono: 3256735395
Fax: 3256735320

BE (ZWEVEGEM SINT DENIJS) participant 216˙464.00
5    ETABLISSEMENTS ANDRE BONDET SA

 Organization address address: ROUTE DE LA BIENNE 14 ZI LE LIOUX 14
city: DORTAN
postcode: 1590

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stephane
Cognome: Tribouley
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 0474777955
Fax: +33 474 77 76 23

FR (DORTAN) participant 210˙358.50
6    INDUSTRIA NAJERINA DEL MUEBLE ARTESANO SA

 Organization address address: CTRA NACIONAL - KM 23 120
city: TRICIO LA RIOJA
postcode: 26312

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Elisa
Cognome: Fernandez Bretón
Email: send email
Telefono: 34941363454
Fax: 34941362158

ES (TRICIO LA RIOJA) participant 14˙630.91
7    INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON

 Organization address address: MARIA DE LUNA 8
city: ZARAGOZA
postcode: 50018

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Isabel
Cognome: Villarig
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 976 011160
Fax: +34 976 011888

ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 7˙008.00
8    FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Walter
Cognome: Krause
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2713
Fax: +49 89 1205 2713

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 0.00

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gt    resistance    coatings    furniture    matrix    vocs    competitive    savings    polymer    affordable    moisture    industry    weight    good    material    quality    market    filling    fibres    plastic    composite    mechanical    limowood    resistant    wpc    natural    fungal    finish    made       wood    durable    particles    million    bathroom   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'LIMOWOOD solution will develop a Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) made of a recycled thermoplastic polymer and natural reinforcing particles derived from wood. The resulting material will represent a number of advantages: •Weight and density comparable to current wood-based pannels (700 kg/m3). This will provide reduction in the cost of transport of furniture items and use of cheaper fasteners and fittings to support weight. •Improved mechanical resistance (modulus of elasticity >4.5 GPa and tensile strength > 55 MPa). •Improved resistance to moisture and fungal decay by 35% making durable bathroom furniture •Cost-competitive material and derived furniture products (190-200 €/m3). •Fully recyclable material •Total avoidance of surface coatings or adhesives releasing no VOCs •Good aesthetic finish resembling natural wood. LIMOWOOD will enter the market by filling the gap between high-standing products made of pure solid wood that have high price (1000-2700 €/m3) and require the use of coatings but have good mechanical resistance and the best finish, and low-standing products with very affordable prices (180 €/m3) but reduced mechanical properties, durability and resistance to moisture. The developments presented in this project will enable the participating SMEs to become more competitive in the bathroom furniture sector and be able to face current economic, technological, environmental and legislative threats. They will be providing a high quality material at a cost-effective value (190-200 €/m3) and achieving forecasted sales of 64 million € in 5 years during future commercial exploitation of the project’s results. At European level, savings of more than 120 million are estimated after project completion through the contribution of LIMOWOOD to the reduction of imports from outside Europe, reduction of VOCs emissions, reduction of wood waste, creation of new jobs in the industry and social security savings from work-related diseases.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A wood-plastic composite currently under development could address a need in the furniture industry for a strong, affordable and moisture-resistant product.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Wood products available for furniture making fall into two categories: high-quality natural wood and low-quality composites.

The former is strong but expensive and requires coating, and the latter are cheap but not strong or durable.The EU-funded http://www.limowoodcomposites.com (LIMOWOOD) project aims to develop a wood-plastic composite (WPC) that is moisture-, fungi- and bacteria-resistant, as well as strong and affordable.

The new material will be made from wood particles filling in a polymer matrix, and will not need to be treated or coated with volatile chemicals.A major part of LIMOWOOD has been dedicated to the selection of suitable materials.

Most importantly, the polymer that will form the matrix of the WPC has been selected, and other additives such as flame retardants, fungicides and plasticisers have been evaluated.Researchers also developed a method to produce cellulose fibres, and these were compared to commercially available wood fibres.

A recipe for the WPC has been finalised, shaped by a literature review and the information gathered during the project.

The WPC has since been manufactured, and researchers are now studying its microscopic structure, mechanical properties, and resistance to water and fungal attack.

Once testing is complete, the LIMOWOOD consortium will bring to market a strong, durable and affordable new wood product ideal for bathroom furniture.

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