Objective 1. To develop new intermediate chemical modification routes based on Lignin.
LIGNICOAT will focus on the development of new synthetic routes for polyols, the production of lignin fraction(s) for lignin epoxies, as well as polyacids for alkyd resin coatings.
Objective 2. To develop bio-resins based on lignin intermediates.
During the project, lignin polyol-based Bio-PUD and lignin polyacids-based Bio-APUD resins with a 70-80% of bio-content will be developed. In addition, lignin polyacids-based alkyd resins will substitute at least 20% of the currently used synthetic materials and lignin-based epoxy resins will obtain 60% bio-content.
Objective 3. To improve the sustainability of coatings based on the developed bio-resins with similar performance than fossil alternatives.
The implementation of LIGNICOAT solutions is expected to increase the bio-based content up to 70% in polyurethane coatings, at least 90% in alkyd coatings and up to 60% in epoxy-phenolic coatings.
Objective 4. To demonstrate specific high-volume market functionalities based on lignin-based additives.
LIGNICOAT aims to exploit several lignin specific characteristics that will provide fireproof, anticorrosive, antiviral and antimicrobial features to coatings.
Objective 5. To boost significantly the industrial net competitiveness.
The utilization of lignin via novel processes for lignin-intermediates production is expected to reduce the GHG emissions as it will reduce the energy demand in the Coatings industry.
Project Coordination team: FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2, 20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa), Spain
Project Title: Sustainable coatings based on lignin resins and bio-additives with improved fire, corrosion and biological resistance BBI-2020-SO3-R5: Improve the sustainability of coatings (RIA)
The LIGNICOAT project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No. 101023342.