DFI-LWV19154 - CBPM Sustainable Binderless Product Technology (BO-57-103-008, BO-44-005-014)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


In the research the existing know how to produce binderless boards from coconut husk will used as the prime starting point. In the early 2000s Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been able to produce a high performance board from coconut husk without the addition of binders. These boards have high strength and good water barrier properties because in this process the components present in the coconut husk (lignin, hemicellulose and phenolic components) react with each other (comparable to thermoset binders).

The most important goal for this project is to better understand the behaviour of the lignin present in the matrix and how to use this lignin as a natural binder by applying pressure, heat and influence water content. Based on these insights the basic binderless technology will be further developed on three points. The process will be adapted to be suited for other lignocellulose side streams (new feedstocks) , the technology will be optimised to be able to produce thin walled and 3D products (new applications) and the technology will be fine-tuned to decrease investment and processing costs (new technology).


Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/22