ECOVARN

"Development of a wearable, functional, regulation-compliant Water-borne Wood Coating"

 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: +3491 417 04 57
Fax: +34 91 556 34 15

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 2˙547˙728 €
 EC contributo 2˙018˙709 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2008-2
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME-AG
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-05-01   -   2013-04-30

 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: +3491 417 04 57
Fax: +34 91 556 34 15

ES (LOGRONO) coordinator 74˙800.00
2    Cyprus Furniture & Woodworking Industry Association

 Organization address address: GRIVA-DIGENI 30
city: LEFCOSIA
postcode: 1511

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paraskevas
Cognome: Anastasiou
Email: send email
Telefono: 35722665102
Fax: 35722669459

CY (LEFCOSIA) participant 351˙915.25
3    WIP COATINGS SRL

 Organization address address: Via Lombardia 2
city: Vignate
postcode: 20060

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Angelo
Cognome: Spinelli
Email: send email
Telefono: 390299000000
Fax: 39029987369

IT (Vignate) participant 334˙925.53
4    STILLES d.d.

 Organization address address: Savska cesta 13
city: Sevnica
postcode: 8290

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Robert
Cognome: Zidar
Email: send email
Telefono: 38678161020
Fax: 38678141543

SI (Sevnica) participant 329˙057.30
5    ZAVOD LESARSKI GROZD

 Organization address address: Dimiceva 13
city: Ljubljana
postcode: 1504

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Bernard
Cognome: Likar
Email: send email
Telefono: +386 1 5898 284
Fax: +386 1 5898 100

SI (Ljubljana) participant 314˙810.25
6    RBE - RHEINISCHE BIO ESTER GMBH & CO. KG

 Organization address address: DUISBURGER STR. 15
city: NEUSS
postcode: 41460

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ralf
Cognome: Schmidt
Email: send email
Telefono: 4921320000000
Fax: 4921320000000

DE (NEUSS) participant 217˙781.33
7    CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE EMPRESARIOS DE LA MADERA - ASOCIACION - CONFEMADERA

 Organization address city: MADRID
postcode: 28001

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Laura
Cognome: Martin Linares
Email: send email
Telefono: 34915944404
Fax: 34915944464

ES (MADRID) participant 215˙601.70
8    PERFECTO LOPEZ SL

 Organization address address: CALLE B POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL 58
city: ALBACETE
postcode: 2007

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jose
Cognome: López Ortiz
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 967 247 160
Fax: +34 967 245 569

ES (ALBACETE) participant 92˙758.28
9    INTERIORES TECNICOS Y CONTRACT SL INTECONT ALBAMOBEL

 Organization address address: cCARRETERA DE MADRID 30 5 C 4
city: ALBACETE
postcode: 2005

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Javier
Cognome: Lopez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34967104104

ES (ALBACETE) participant 87˙059.33
10    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 7534

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 0.00
11    INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON

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

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Isabel
Cognome: Villarig Garrido
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 976 01 0000
Fax: +34 976 71 62 50

ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 0.00

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market    regulation    abrasion    physical    industrial    functional    wearable    solvent    varnishes    compete    compliant    attractive    wood    coating    compounds    water    coatings    furniture    mechanical    volatile    ecovarn    conventional    organic    polymers    borne    sources    found    environmental   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The aim of this project is to develop a new wearable, functional, regulation-compliant Water-borne Wood coating in order to help two large European sectors, wood coatings and wood furniture to reverse the present declining competitiveness trend. This water-borne technology will provide a new wood coating with moderate and high functional requirements such as abrasion/scratching resistant or dirt repellent surfaces. Due to the stringent European environmental regulations the utilization of no emission volatile organic compounds coatings has become of special relevant. The utilization of water as a solvent will make our product virtually VOC-free and will compete with the commercial organic solvent-borne. In addition it will use raw polymeric materials synthesized from renewable vegetal sources, so contributing to create alternatives to increasingly expensive fossil fuels. Finally the researched formulations will provide our new coating with superior mechanical long-lasting abrasion resistance, wearing and cleaning features with a competitive price, offering our end users (furniture manufacturers) an attractive alternative on the market shelf to today’s endangered varnishes.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Researchers have developed novel water-based wood coatings as an environmentally friendly replacement for organic solvent-based coatings such as varnish.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Recent EU legislation has put a limit on the use of volatile organic compounds such as those found in conventional varnishes. However, current water-based wood coatings take longer to dry, have a less attractive finish and do not protect wood effectively in comparison to solvent-based coatings.

The EU-funded 'Development of a wearable, functional, regulation-compliant water-borne wood coating' (ECOVARN) project was established to address this perceived need in the furniture industry. Its approach was to research new compounds, test them and scale the best ones up to industrial production levels.

Three different families of polymers were investigated. The polymers were all synthesised from plant sources to reduce the environmental impact of the final product.

Project researchers found ways to attach various functional chemical groups, such as acrylates and fluoro-polymers, to the polymer backbone structure to improve the coating's physical properties. The production methods for the most promising coatings were then successfully tested at industrial scale, and they showed good physical and mechanical properties.

Overall, ECOVARN produced and patented several new coatings that can compete with conventional varnishes. A market strategy and economic analysis was completed, and products will be commercially available within the next few years.

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