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Energy-efficient cellulosic insulation products/panels for green building solutions (»Add to Infobox)

Research Leader: Monica Ek
Professor Sigbritt Karlsson, Hans Hortans, Josefin Illergård, Rosana Moriana Torró, Chao Zheng


Wood Chemistry and Pulp Technology, Polymer Technology

The increasing requirements for energy-efficient buildings result in the development of structural materials with improved thermal properties.
The development of insulation structural panels from lignocellulosic or cellulose-based materials could be an attractive solution for sustainable construction.

Furthermore, the cellulose material is biodegradable and therefore it is expected the developed products will be able to close their life cycle without environmental hazard. However, in order to compete with traditional synthetic insulation products, i.e., glass wool and stone wool, the performance of the cellulosic-based products must be comparable or even superior The purpose of this project is to design sustainable cellulosic insulation materials as an alternative to mineral wool for manufacturing energy-efficient products for construction applications. This initiative should be understood as an opportunity to produce new products through renewable materials, at the same time saving synthetic resources.

The purpose of this project is to design sustainable cellulosic insulation materials as an alternative to mineral wool for manufacturing energy-efficient products for construction applications.

The project is carried out in cooperation with Roger Gudmundsäter, Icell aB and Birgit Östman, SP Technical Research Institute.



SOURCE OF FUNDING (1/1) 

FORMAS (The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning)


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