The project aim is to reinforce the technological basis of chipboard manufacturing, and to develop innovative lightweight chipboards that meet mechanical performance requirements and have a reduced environmental impact. This will allow furniture manufacturers to use panels of adequate reliability that are environmentally friendly.
Pictures here showing the development and testing of new panels
Panels of particleboards developed in this project witht six major results:
New lightweight panels with a reduced density;
Improved mechanical performance with an increased stiffness and an improved workability;
Lower environmental impact compared with current practices;
Innovative binder materials;
Developed processes for using waste wood as a raw material;
New methods of process control during panel manufacture.