Bonding materials and polymers | Completed | National |

Project BIORES

Fecha de inicio: 16 Oct 2019 Fecha de finalización prevista: 20 May 2020

The aim of the project is to carry out research in order to develop more sustainable wood coatings, with a high renewable origin, as well as to investigate the substitution of toxic raw materials used during the synthesis and/or development of wood coating formulations.


 
 
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Expected results:

1

Definition of specific chemical routes of interest for the synthesis of NIPU-type resins with high renewable content, taking into account their transfer potential on an industrial scale, definition of experimental variables of the NIPU synthesis process to be analysed and fine-tuning of the process on a laboratory scale.


2

Obtaining cyclic carbonates from renewable sources and understanding the optimal experimental conditions for obtaining them, as well as the final properties that characterise them.


3

Synthesis of NIPU-type resins with high renewable content and knowledge of the relationship between the variables of the synthesis process and the chemistry of the NIPU-type resin obtained in the final properties of the latter.


4

Optimisation of the formulation of wood coatings from NIPU-type resins with high renewable content.


5

Knowledge of the physical and mechanical properties of NIPU type wood finishes; coatings already applied.


6

Definition of biological systems, mainly enzymes of the oxidoreductase family, with promising oxidative capacities for their application as biosecants in alkyd-type wood coatings.


7

Knowledge of the curing process of alkyd resins, commonly used as a finishing product in the furniture and wood sector, by means of an oxidation process catalysed by enzymes of the oxidoreductase type.


8

Contribution to improving the sustainability of materials commonly used in the furniture and wood sector by addressing the search for alternative raw materials to fossil sources.


9

Strengthening of the technical capabilities of CETEM’s Materials R&D&I area through the acquisition of knowledge related to the synthesis technology of alkyd resins with high renewable content as a potential alternative to conventional coatings for wood.


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