Route to market for a novel eco-friendly biobased waterborne industrial wood coating
The aim of this project is to help SMEs in the wood and coatings industry in greening their products while remaining competitive by producing ECOVARN at industrial level, an innovative, functional, regulation compliant, Biobased waterborne wood coating. This project will bring to industrial scale (from 50 Kg to 1 tonne) a novel Biobased Wood Coating produced from vegetal sources with an environmental friendly production methodology reducing Volatile Organic compounds, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions which was successfully obtained at pilot scale during a previous FP7 project.
Raw materials used in coating industry are still typically of petrochemical origin. The ECOVARN-CIP innovative technology will enable the production of novel ECOPolyols with renewable content of >95% from renewable feedstock, Biodiesel obtained from rapeseed oil and used oils. ECOVAR CIP is not only compliant with current Volatile Organic Compounds emission legislation, but also has high functionalities appreciated by end users including easy clean, high gloss and Chemical resistance.