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.

BIOMAT NEWS
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BIOMAT presented at IndTech2022 in France
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BIOMAT highlighted at MECSPE 2022 in Italy
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BIOMAT promotes free Workshop to boost European company’s innovation and sustainability
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BIOMAT at the 5th National Conference of Rigid Polyurethane Foam in Italy
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BIOMAT presents its Single-Entry Point at an online workshop which included 4 Open Innovation Test Beds (OITB)
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BIOMAT brings the future car’s polyurethane-based foams to the Automotive Interiors Expo Europe 2021
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Meet BIOMAT’s partners
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There is a European Project that wants to make Europe more sustainable
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BIOMAT Project kick-off meeting: the future starts now!
PARTNERS
Portugal
Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI) - Coordinator
Germany
Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW)
Spain
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Italy
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Germany
Hochschule Kaiserslautern (HSK)
Germany
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V (FRH)
United Kingdom
Coventive Composites (COV)
France
INDATECH SAS (INDA)
Italy
Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB)
Spain
Castilla la Mancha University (UCLM)
Spain
Fundacion Instituto Tecnologico de Galicia (ITG)
Israel
Bar-Ilan University (BIU)
Italy
Project Sas di Massimo Perucca (PRJ)
Spain
Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE)
Israel
GlobalWise Ltd. (GLO)
Germany
Kessler ProData GmbH (KES)
Portugal
European Sky (EUR)
Italy
Stellantis (CRF)
Spain
ACCIONA Construction S.A. (ACI)
Latvia
Ritols (RIT)
Italy
AEP Polymers Srl (AEP)
Israel
OSM-DAN (OSM)
Israel
Melodea (MEL)
Spain
PLASFI, S.A. (PLAS)
Portugal
Certificação de Têxteis e de Vestuário (CTV)
Portugal
LKCOM (LKC)