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​​​Adhesives from softwood bark tannins

 

Softwood bark is an abundant wood working industry side stream in Finland. It is currently underexploited as a source of renewable chemicals. Softwood bark contains water-soluble polyphenolic substances that may be used in various adhesive applications to replace toxic and fossil chemicals, which are currently widely exploited. The aim of the project is to study the applicability of bark polyphenolics in various adhesive applications and improve the process of extracting the valuable components from bark.

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Consortium in SusBinders project consist of three research​ partners VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) and eleven industrial partners. Project is partly funded by Tekes. Duration of project is 1.6.2017 - 31.5.2020.​

 

Contact information

Sami Alakurtti (coordinator)

sami.alakurtti@vtt.fi

+358 40 351 4964

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