Biopolyester based hydrophobic and antimicrobial coating of lignocellulosic materials

PolyCoat

Start day

02.01.2019

End day

31.12.2021

Goals

The aim of this project is to utilise suberin and cutin monomers (mainly epoxy and hydroxy fatty acids) and create functional coatings for fibre based materials, like mould resistant solid wood and waterproof fibre networks.

Outputs

We will develop new and innovative approaches to utilise birch and aspen outer bark and legume pods and turn them into green chemicals for hydrophobic and antimicrobial surface treatments of wood based materials.