Plant-based chipboards – step 1

The project ran between May and November 2021.

The project intended to use lignin to replace the formaldehyde in chipboard, in the form of a completely bio-based product. Project results have generated that demo copies of lignin-based chipboards have been manufactured that exhibit water-repellent properties. Furthermore, the results show that the material is more like composite than expected, which provides a good knowledge base for further development projects.

By combining Biosorbe’s water-repellent material with RenFuel’s lignin-based thermosetting plastic, promising initial attempts have been made which indicate good opportunities to manufacture a renewable alternative to chipboards. The project has resulted in a reconsideration of comparative material. The results show that a) the homogeneity in the material needs to be improved and that b) with the results obtained, the comparative material against which further development takes place is now being reconsidered. The project continues in cooperation with the research institute RISE to further optimize the material.


Biosorbe, RenFuel K2B, Fridh and Hell’s and Villalid.


The project’s total budget was 1 212 600 SEK.