Project: High Impact Lignin-Cellulose- Composites for Logistics - Development of advanced lignin-cellulose-composites with high impact properties for modular pallets and components for transport systems overview

Aalto University extracted and purified various lignins successfully. These were characterized by Aalto University, TECNARO and Fraunhofer IAP. LSIWCh defibrillated Micro-Celluloses from different plants. These were characterized by LSIWCH, TECNARO and Fraunhofer IAP. Various lignin composites with man-made cellulose fibres, micro-celluloses (from LSIWCh) and bonding agents have been developed by Fraunhofer IAP and TECNARO. Lignin from Aalto University and also commercial lignins were used in composites. Compounds made from blends of lignin and other biopolymers as a matrix, reinforced with man-made cellulose fibres and coupling agents show good mechanical properties, including high impact strength. Therefore, they are suitable for logistics applications. KTU implemented as new VOC measurement technology. Fraunhofer ICT and KTU analysed wood-based raw materials like fibres, lignin and additives and composites made from them regarding VOC and by NIR. Four different demonstrators have been injection moulded with bio-composites from TECNARO under the coordination of ZURRpack: Edge protectors, buckles, stacking aids and logistic boxes.

Acronym Lilo
Duration 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2013
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Network WoodWisdom-Net 2
Call Sustainable, competitive processing and end-use concepts for forest-based industries

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Aalto University Finland
Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research - Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology Germany
Karadeniz Technical University - Faculty of Forestry Turkey
ZURRpack Germany
Tecnaro GmbH Coordinator Germany
Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry Latvia
Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research Germany