Bisphenol A (BPA) is a commodity chemical produced in large quantities each year worldwide. It is used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonates. However, its endocrine disrupting properties and fossil-based composition raise concerns about its environmental impact and health toxicity, as well as its durability.
The VIABLE (Valorization of lignin bIomass into competitive components grAdually replacing BPA in the formuLation of Epoxy resins) project aims to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of epoxy resin manufacturing by reducing the BPA content in epoxy resin formulation by 20-50%.
The project kick-off meeting took place on November 29th in an online format with the 7 consortium partners, each highly specialized and recognized in their field:
- VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, BE) (coordinator of the project)
- CIMV (Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Végétale, FR)
- SOLVAY (UK)
- HP Composites (IT)
- CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat, IT)
- APESA (FR)
- POLYMERIS (FR)