The vision of SustainComp is to introduce several families of new advanced wood-based bio-(nano)composites for a number of commercial sectors in society. A successful project will result in an array of new high-value wood-based materials using resource efficient, and therefore sustainable, production methods.
These new, renewable materials will integrate today’s large enterprises (LE) on the raw material and end-use sides (e.g. pulp mills and packaging manufacturers), and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) on the composite processing side (e.g. compounders and composite manufacturers).
It is anticipated that the totally new nanostructured materials, and manufacturing processes for these materials, will generate opportunities not only for the existing wood-based industry to conquer new markets, but also for the development of new companies, business models and areas.