Glass for various architectural and automotive applications is laminated with polymer foils made from crude oil. The project’s hypothesis is that it is possible to replace these fossil-based foils with natural, bio-based polymers, such as polysaccharides from forest biomass or agriculture, that have the potential to provide good adhesion to glass. The new laminating foils can also be modified to facilitate recycling of laminated glass. The bio-based foils produced in the project, will be laminated with glass, and these laminated systems will be evaluated. A favorable result would increase the value of existing and new forestry and agricultural products. Large amounts of glass lamination foil could be exchanged for bio-based alternatives with significantly better conditions for material recycling.
RISE, OBOS Bostadsutveckling, Hornos Industriales Pujol, North East Trading, Linnaeus University, Forserum Safety Glass and Glasbranschföreningen.
Budget & time plan
The project’s total budget is 1030 kSEK and the project runs during six months – between May and October 2021.