The chemical sector is responsible for about 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions and most chemical components are currently processed from fossil-based raw materials.

Green chemistry searches for new sustainable developments in the design and production of chemical products, to reduce use of hazardous compounds and halt environmental contamination. Sustainable and green chemistry practices are at the core of an efficient transition towards a circular bioeconomy paradigm.

Innovative Green care initiatives are emerging within the bioeconomy including:

  • Wood adhesives & preservatives
  • Foams
  • Composite matrices
  • Laminates
  • Hard & flexible plastics
  • Flexible flims
  • Abrasives grinding discs
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Green chemistry from forest: innovative processes products

Green chemistry from forest: innovative processes products

Aug 19, 2021

This research project develops methods to improve and increase the…

Lignin – a natural resource with huge potential

Lignin – a natural resource with huge potential

Aug 19, 2021

Lignin is a wood component that is proving to be…

The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry on video

The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry on video

Aug 18, 2021

Watch this series of videos covering the principles of green…

12 Principles of Green Chemistry

12 Principles of Green Chemistry

Jul 20, 2021

12 principles of “green chemistry” underpin more environmentally benign chemical…

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