Completely bio-based binding agents

Factsheet

  • Lead department Architecture, wood and civil engineering
  • Institute Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
  • Research unit Innosuisse (Machbarkeitstudie)
  • Duration (planned) 01.01.2020 - 01.07.2021
  • Project management Dr. Ingo Mayer
  • Head of project Dr. Ingo Mayer
  • Project staff École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL

Bio-based and low-emission binding agents are a key component in the wood-based materials of the future. A completely bio-based binding agent based on the wood’s own lignin and sugar-based 5-HMF (5-hydroxymethylfurfural) was developed at BFH. The new binding agent does not require any formaldehyde, can be hardened by means of temperature and is to be used in the manufacture of wood-based materials and other construction material applications in future.