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BIA-Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena

Nytt biokomposittsystem

Alternative title: New biocomposite system

Awarded: NOK 7.0 mill.

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321492

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2021 - 2022

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Alloc AS will produce wall and flooring products with tailor-made surfaces and complementary properties, which are difficult to introduce in a traditional way. This includes light, strong and bio-based products. These aspects are central to the BioComp project, where a completely new and innovative biocomposite system for wall and flooring products is being developed. The project includes several tailor-made processes, from production of biocomposites and implementation on an industrial scale, to demonstration in wall and flooring prototypes. The project consists of a collaboration that covers the entire value chain, between Norske Skog Saugbrugs (wood fiber and biocomposite production), Plasto AS (automated injection moulding), Alloc AS (wall and flooring products), and RISE PFI (Research and development). Tailor-made, sustainable biocomposites are being developed, i.e. material solutions based on sustainable polymers, wood fibers and sidestreams from industrial production. Close collaboration between the project partners has already led to the design and production of an injection moulded prototype. The next step will be testing of the prototype in flooring products. Implementation in full-scale production and launch of the first commercial product is expected in Q3/2022. The close collaboration between the companies will also provide a basis for new business models and value creation for each individual company. Summary The BioComp project is developing a completely new and innovative biocomposite system. The process will give a clear advantage in the development of modern and innovative wall and flooring products. The development can be divided into 3 main areas; i) Production of strong and flexible biocomposites based on sustainable polymers, side streams and Norwegian wood fiber, ii) implementation of innovative and cost-effective injection moulding and iii) development of innovative, sustainable and user-friendly biocomposite system. In the first period, the partners in the BioComp project have developed and tested tailor-made, sustainable biocomposites, i.e. material solutions based on sustainable polymers, wood fibers and side streams from industrial production. The first injection moulded prototype has already been designed and manufactured. Implementation in full-scale production and launch of the first commercial product is expected in Q3/2022. The close collaboration between the companies will also provide a basis for new business models and value creation for each individual company.

Alloc AS skal produsere vegg- og gulvprodukter med skreddersydde overflater og komplementære egenskaper, som er vanskelige å introdusere på en tradisjonell måte. Dette inkluderer lette, sterke og biobaserte produkter. I BioComp-prosjektet skal det utvikles et helt nytt og innovativt biokomposittsystem for vegg- og gulvprodukter. Prosessen vil da gi et klart fortrinn i utvikling av moderne og innovative vegg- og gulvprodukter. Utviklingen kan deles inn i 3 hovedområder; i) Produksjon av sterke og fleksible biokompositter basert på biopolymerer, sidestrømmer og norsk trefiber, ii) implementering av innovativ og kostnadseffektiv sprøytestøping og iii) utvikling av innovativt, bærekraftig og brukervenlig biokomposittsystem. Prosjektet vil bestå av et samarbeid mellom Alloc AS, Norske Skog Saugbrugs, Plasto AS og RISE PFI.

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