INNOGLULAM – Development of a state-of-the-art adhesive technology system for the production of glued laminated timber (glulam).
Duration: 1/4/20 – 30/9/22
This research has been co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code: T1EDK-00651)
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The research aims to develop a globally innovative adhesive technology system for glulam production, which will combine environmental friendliness, improved rheological, physicochemical, and mechanical properties as well as lower cost.
The project will be implemented with the partnership of two companies with complementary features and experience in the development of innovative technological applications.

NTL Chemical Consulting (Project Coordinator) specialized at adhesive technologies  and technical support to the world wood industry specializing in the research and development of green adhesive technology systems.

EUROCO is engaged in the production of compound glulam while exhibiting export activity and excellent knowledge of the world wood industry.

The aim of the project is to develop an innovative adhesive technology system with a “green” character, capable of being placed under cold pressure “cold setting” to be used as a binder for the production of glulam.
The method for preparing an adhesive technology system comprises of:

  • A low emission melamine-urea-formaldehyde (MUF) adhesive, wherein part of its solids or the same resin can be replaced by renewable and natural materials, and
  • A special hardener for promoting the cold setting of this polymer.

 

The specific hardener to be developed will increase the speed of cold setting, thus reducing the production time of the final product (glulam).

The expected results of the project will show significant potential for:
• The development of a novel adhesive technology system for glulam that can be developed into a finished product with significant export prospects.
• Reduce the cost of adhesive systems, thus reducing the production cost of glulam products.
• Reduction of production time, thus increasing productivity and reducing unit costs in glulam industries.
• Improving the quality & environmental specifications of glulam products.
• The production of glulam products that can be used in new uses, such as for the protection of structures, monuments, and other building applications.

German Prohibition of Chemicals Ordinance has announced DIN EN 16516 as the new reference method for formaldehyde emission from wood-based materials. read more

This standard will become effective on January 1, 2020 and according to that, formaldehyde emission from coated and uncoated wood-based materials (chipboards, blockboards, veneer boards and fibreboards) must comply with the limit of 0.1 ppm.

The announcement allows the existing DIN EN 717-1 method to be used in parallel with the new method, but requiring the formaldehyde emission level to be no more than 0.05 ppm.

NTL’s resin technologies meet the low formaldehyde emission limits of the new legal market requirements at the most efficient i.e. (high line speed, low glue consumption) & cost effective (less melamine content) manner in the global market.

Source:
https://www.blac.de/documents/bekanntmachung-analytischer-verfahren-fuer-in-anlage-1-der-chemverbotsv-genannten-stoffen_stoffgruppen_-banz-at-26_1543840829.11

Participation in LIGNA Fair 2019 – Hall 26 Stand F49. 27-31 May 2019, Hannover –Germany.  read more

Once again NTL was an exhibitor in LIGNA Fair, the world’s leading trade fair for the wood working industry. Visitors (resin manufacturers and wood-based panels producers) from all over the world showed special interest in getting more information on NTL’s resin technologies and potential collaboration.

Article in MDF YEARBOOK 2017/2018: Resins in Panel Production

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Presentation at the Conference ‘Strategy of timber industry development till 2030  – opportunities for wood-based panel manufacturers’. November 15th, 2017, exhibition center «Crocus Expo», Moscow- Russia.  read more

Mr. Nikolaos Pargianas, Managing Director, presented ‘Advanced Resin Technologies for wood-based panel and timber industry’. The conference was initiated and hosted by LesProm Inform and Woodex 2017.

Participation in LIGNA Fair 2017 – Hall 26 Stand F49. 22-26 May 2017, Hannover –Germany.   read more

Once again NTL was an exhibitor in LIGNA Fair, the world’s leading trade fair for the wood working industry. Visitors (resin manufacturers and wood-based panels producers) from all over the world showed special interest in getting more information on NTL’s resin technologies and potential collaboration. They were keen to see how with NTL technology will benefit with significant reduction in resin consumption & increase board production outlet and low emissions resins.

Article in Wood based Panels International. February/ March 2017

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Participation in LESDREVMASH Fair 2016. 24-27 October 2016, Moscow-Russia.   read more

NTL was an exhibitor for first time in Lesdrevmash Fair (20.000 visitors , 423 exhibitors from 30 countries) and presented its latest developments & achievements with NTL’s amino resin technologies to MDF, Particleboard, OSB-I,-II,-III, Plywood manufacturers (i.e. E2, E1, E0.5, E0, Super E0 Formaldehyde emission boards) and also a range of fast curing & low cost (PF) Phenol Formaldehyde resins for several application: such as i.e. PF for mineral wool, PF for Plywood, PF for OSB, PF for Kraft Paper Impregnation, etc.

The visitors were keen to see how with NTL technologies will benefit with significant reduces glue consumption & increase board production outlet, thereby delivering significant cost savings, profitable growth and competitiveness to their local market.

Presentation at the Conference ‘Wood based panel production: optimization and costs management’. November 25th, 2015, exhibition center «Crocus Expo», Moscow- Russia.   read more

Dr. (Mrs.) Kiki Zardava, Sales & Marketing, presented NTL technology capabilitiesin reducing Formaldehyde emission levels down to natural wood, with one of the most cost-effective resin systems in the globalmarket. The conference was initiated and hosted by LesProm Inform and Woodex 2015.

Presentation at the ‘International Wood/Fiber-based Panels Conference 2015’. November 11-12, 2015 – Chicago, IL, USA .   read more

Mr. Nikos Pargianas, Managing Director of NTL Chemical Consulting, made a presentation at the International Wood/Fiber-based Panels Conference which took place in Chicago-USA on 11-12 November 2015. The conference was initiated and hosted by Alexander Watson Associatesand MDF Yearbook. This was the first international conference covering topics related to wood composites, an important and growing segment of the forest products industry.  Business leaders and professionals met and focus on management and business aspects across a changing industry.

Participation in LIGNA Fair 2015 – Hall 27, Stand 27. 11-15 May, Hannover –Germany .   read more

NTL was an exhibitor in LIGNA Fair (96.000 visitors, 1567 exhibitors from 50 countries) and presented its ecoresin system with reduced Formaldehyde emission levels down to natural wood, with one of the most cost-effective resin systems in the global market. Visitors (resin manufacturers and wood-based panels’ producers) from all over the world showed special interest in getting more information on NTL’s resin technologies and application experiences. They were keen to see how with NTL technology will benefit with significant reduces glue consumption & increase board production outlet, thereby delivering significant cost savings, profitable growth and competitiveness to their local market.

FIBRE PLUS (2012-2015)    http://www.fibreplus.org/

Project title: Innovative Paper Packaging Products for European SMEs Based on Functional Modification of Recovered Fibres EU co-funded project, contract number: FP7-SME-2012- 315633  read more

The main objective and integrated output of Fibre+ project was the creation of an innovative process based on modification of recovered fibres to be used to produce new functional packaging products with high level of standardization in EU, reducing the need of the sector for virgin fibres and supporting the competitiveness of the SMEs in EU packaging sector. NTL was the supplier of the chemicals that used in the Fibre+ treatment and leaded to significant increases of the mechanical characteristics with no need to increase the grammage of the papers.The Fibre+ consortium consisted of 10 partners across the EU from trade associations, industrial and research centres. The final Fibre+ conferencetook place at the European Paper Week (EPW), Brussels, organised by CEPI and attracted the interest of some of the most important industries and institutes in Europe and worldwide.

Article in Panels & Furniture Asia. March/April 2011: NTL Chemical Consulting
International resin specialists

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Article in MDF YEARBOOK 2008/09: Foresco, South Korea Relies on NTL Resin Technology

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Article in Wood based Panels International. February/March 2009

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