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FireCellCoat develops bio-inspired, fire resistant wood coatings based on high consistency microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) that protects wood-based building products in interior and exterior applications. The coatings potentially have lower environmental impacts and lower or equal life cycle costs compared to conventional fire resistant coatings. Additionally, they fulfil the technical requirements for interior wall paints and exterior wood coatings.
FireCellCoat’s approach to construct a novel fire-resistant structure draws inspiration from Canary pine bark architecture and chemistry – nature’s outstanding solution against fire. By designing a similar type of macro-scaled multilayer structure we will develop a wood coating that delays ignition and fire propagation. To achieve this, MFC is used in combination with inorganic components. This is complemented by a chemical approach involving copolymerization techniques to protect the fire-retardant material against leaching from the coatings. The coating can be applied by spray or brush and is well suited for improving the fire properties of wood-based materials as it reduces the access of oxygen to the surface, thus significantly inhibiting combustion.
Partners: Fraunhofer WKI, NTI Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, TEKNOS (industrial partner)
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway
Total budget: 1259 k€
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We at FireCellCoat Project would like to recommend an upcoming conference held by IRG – International Research Group on Wood Protection. The conference will take place on May 9-13 2021, in Numazu City, Japan. Registration for the conference is open until 15 April 2021. Among other topics related to wood protection, the conference will have … Jatka lukemista Upcoming event by International Research Group on Wood Protection
FireCellCoat Research Project members are taking part in the 16th Annual meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE), which will take place on 1–2 December 2020 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. This year the conference will cover the following themes: – Wood physics and mechanics– Wood protection and modification, … Jatka lukemista Upcoming event: WSE2020