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Dutch innovative timber company is looking for distribution partners to implement method for sustainable wood protection into new markets

Country of origin:
Country: 
NETHERLANDS
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TONL20200217001
Published
24/02/2020
Last update
03/03/2020
Expiration date
04/03/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Machining, fine (grinding, lapping)
Materials, components and systems for construction
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Biobased materials
Wood Products
Garden and horticultural products
Distributors, imports and wholesalers
Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
Engineering and consulting services related to construction
Sawmilling and planing of wood
Manufacture of other builders´ carpentry and joinery
Development of building projects
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings
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Summary

Summary: 
Netherlands based innovative timber company is active in the field of sustainable wood protection and has developed a new innovative sustainable wood modification technology based on fast-pyrolysis and other biobased feedstock. The company is looking for partners to collaborate with under a commercial agreement with technical assistance. This request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open platform.

Description

Description: 

Netherlands based innovative timber company active in wood processing and technology research in natural wood preservation, has managed within several national and international networks to make a significant contribution to the development of award-winning new technologies for sustainable wood protection and wood modification.
Sustainability is a key factor in this market and so in the company. The company has developed a new innovative sustainable modification technology based on fast-pyrolysis and biobased feedstock. This offers the opportunity to introduce a fully circular wood based material, lining up with the actual policies, customer demands and developments of governmental organizations. Therefore the company is looking for distribution partners that value sustainable preservatives and have ideas about new markets, alternative industries and projects where these technologies can be applied to.

This technology request is an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform from March 2nd until April 13th 2020. If an organisation does express interest in a cooperation with this company before that date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform on which one can get in touch via a chat function with the company. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential. Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After closing the innovation platform the challenger will select the SME’s with the most promising solutions for a live Encounter to meet each other and to discuss the solutions. Once the challenge is closed, EOIs for this technology request will be treated in the usual way.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
This new innovative modification based on fast-pyrolysis instead of using toxic preservatives like creosote for lifetime extension of wood, offers the opportunity to introduce a fully sustainable circular wood based material using European pine instead of tropical hardwood and is better for our environment for the long term.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for companies that value sustainable preservatives, which for the longer term causes less damage to our environment. The company is open for all kind of innovative ideas in applying this new modification technology to wood products applied in new markets, projects and/or industries. The company is willing to cooperate with a partner in the frame of a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250