INDUSTRIES
Automotive

Once the European Union is among the world’s biggest producers of motor vehicles, BIOMAT aims to make the automotive industry more environment-friendly! This Project paves the way towards developing highly innovative, safe, and sustainable interior car parts such as seat cushions, headrests, and steering wheel, using the newly developed novel soft and semi-rigid bio-polyurethane (bio-PUR) foams. This will further result in improved reliability, durability, and reduced life-cycle costs.

INDUSTRIES
Automotive

Once the European Union is among the world’s biggest producers of motor vehicles, BIOMAT aims to make the automotive industry more environment-friendly! This Project paves the way towards developing highly innovative, safe, and sustainable interior car parts such as seat cushions, headrests, and steering wheel, using the newly developed novel soft and semi-rigid bio-polyurethane (bio-PUR) foams. This will further result in improved reliability, durability, and reduced life-cycle costs.

INDUSTRIES
Cutting-edge solutions for Building and Construction Industries

BIOMAT’s researchers will develop nano-enabled bio-based rigid and semi-rigid polyurethane (PUR) foams from bio-polyols and bio-nanofillers to scale-up and produce lining road tunnel waterproofing and molded insulation panels and/or sandwiches with, among others, high heat-insulation and noise insulation capabilities, flame retardancy reduced energy consumption materials for the construction and building industries.

INDUSTRIES
Furniture and Bedding Industry

BIOMAT is working on a new generation of chairs, sofas, and mattresses in the Furniture and Bedding industries. Single-bed, childbed mattresses and upholstered sofas and chairs based on nano-enabled soft and semi-soft bio-polyurethane foams, with a structure based on open-cell that increases density, durability, flexibility, strength, fatigue resistance, form stability, air permeability, and body support. These foams are also Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) free. This is the Project Consortium’s main goal for the Furniture & Bedding Industry, in response to the unsustainable petroleum-based PUR foams used in typical soft and semi-soft foams applications.

BIOMAT is a highly innovative European Project which aims to revolutionize the Building, Construction, Automotive, Furniture & Bedding markets. How?

By transforming the typical PUR foams into a sustainable, cost effective, biobased and nano-enabled alternative. Through BIOMAT Project, we will establish an Open Innovation Test Bed that will be the key to a more sustainable Europe.

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PARTNERS
Portugal
Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
Germany
Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH
Spain
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Italy
National Research Council of Italy
Germany
Hochschule Kaiserslautern
Germany
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V
United Kingdom
NetComposites Ltd.
France
INDATECH SAS
Italy
Universita' Degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca
Spain
Castilla la Mancha University
Spain
Fundacion Instituto Tecnologico de Galicia
Israel
Bar-Ilan University
Italy
Project Sas di Massimo Perucca
Spain
Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE)
Israel
GlobalWise Ltd. (GLO)
Germany
Kessler ProData GmbH (KES)
Portugal
European Sky
Italy
Stellantis
Spain
Acciona Infrastructures Inc. (ACI)
Latvia
Ritols
Italy
AEP Polymers srl
Israel
OSM-DAN
Israel
Melodea
Spain
PLASFI, S.A. (PLAS)
Portugal
CITEVE Certificação
Portugal
LKCOM