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How does your bio-resin compare with current traditional resins?

Using Cambond’s bio-resin, we can create wood panels including particle boards which meet P1,P2, P3, P4 and P5 standard regulations, suitable for internal furniture manufacturing and many other uses. Panels including MDF, OSB and Plywood made with CAMBOND’s bio-resin have been subjected to standard testing for viability within humid conditions to meet the highest Zero-Formaldehyde Added Wood Panel standard

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Is your product creditable?

Cambond has validated it’s bio-resin on wood panel manufacturing in UK supported by Innovate UK. Cambond has won many awards, including EIC-Climate KIC European CleanTech Third Prize 2014, Shell Springboard Regional Winner 2018, the Smart Buildings, Energy, and Net Zero Carbon Category for the MSDUK Innovation Challenge 2021.

We have also partnered up with companies in China to use Cambond’s bio-resin to manufacture wood, straw and bamboo based board in China and many other bio-based products. In UK, we work with FORESSO, focusing on visually pleasing decorative products to integrate our technology into their processing.

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Adhesives

Adhesives are used in millions of applications from the construction industry to plastics, packaging, the automotive sector and aerospace.

Over 13 million tonnes of adhesives are manufactured annually, with a global market of more than £34 billion.

Whilst there’s a desire in the industry to be greener, current substitutes for oil and formaldehyde based adhesives have struggled with technical and cost issues. Cambond’s innovative technology provides a way to manufacture formaldehyde-free green adhesives in a mass produced, global, and cost effective manner.

The bio-adhesive has been used to replace formaldehyde resin to make MDF to save 40% of CO2 emission (LCA report available).

Wood Panel Industry

Wood panels are a vital component in construction and furniture manufacture.

They’re a huge industry, valued at £300 billion a year.

Panels are currently produced from virgin and reclaimed wood, using adhesives that are largely derived from oil.

They also use formaldehyde, a toxic chemical which is the subject of increasing regulation. Urea formaldehyde used within wood panel industry adhesives is a known cause for cancer.

With humanity seeking alternatives to fossil fuels, and greener ways to live, the woodpanel industry is actively looking for an alternative.

Lifecycle assessment studies suggest wood panels manufactured with Cambond resin enjoy reductions of more than 40% in their carbon footprint.

That leaves Cambond perfectly placed to seize the mass market opportunity of a more sustainable and healthier future.

It’s also worth noting Cambond’s advantages when compared to soy-based adhesives (soya protein-based bio-resin), and other non-formaldehyde adhesive manufacturers.

Tests show our solution is technically better, and less expensive.

Cambond has additional advantages in requiring no complex chemistry, and our process being subject to less stringent regulations.

Wood Panel Industry

Wood panels are a vital component in construction and furniture manufacture.

98% of wood panels emit toxic formaldehyde into our living environment

They’re a huge industry, valued at £300 billion a year.

Panels are currently produced from virgin and reclaimed wood, using adhesives that are largely derived from oil.

Problems

Formaldehyde in the adhesives you use in many of your products is a silent killer. Not only does it damage the environment, but it is proven to cause cancer as the formaldehyde is slowly released into the home. The regulators know this and are already cracking down on the use of these toxins. If you haven’t got a safe alternative, businesses like yours will simply cease to be able to sell their products. Not only that but your business is at risk from lawsuits and reputational damage if you continue using these carcinogens widely.”

“Our built environment, life on land and under the water, health, and wellbeing are seriously damaged and polluted by man-made, oil-based materials, for example, man-made urea formaldehyde adhesives.

Construction sector contributes about 20% of CO2 of total carbon emissions of all sectors. The building materials used are not green. Although the £370 billion wood panel industry is working on the improvement of eco-standards by the utilisation of renewable biomass which has less dependence on trees, 20% of the material is mainly oil-based, containing toxic, cancer-causing formaldehyde.

The wood panel industry is seeking alternatives to replace formaldehyde-based resin and have been trying many ways to reduce the emissions of formaldehyde, but it is hard to find a good solution. The only way we can do right now is to set standards in many different countries to limit the emission of formaldehyde to our living environment.

Some can afford solid wood for their furniture and flooring, but most customers have to purchase furniture made from formaldehyde-based resin in which the formaldehyde can release over 10 years of period of time.

CAMBOND Solution

Imagine if we can build our house with all the furniture, decoration board and flooring made with a bio-based glue together with renewable biomass without any toxic chemicals and manufactured at an affordable price.  You would not need to worry about the emission of volatile organic chemical (VOC) or have concerns about the end of life of the product as it is all natural and biodegradable. This solution is carbon negative and VOC emission free. That would create a green building environment for us all to live.

Cambond provides a technology platform to assist and help global wood panel industry to eliminate toxic chemicals from their traditional formaldehyde bonded boards with CAMBOND biodegradable, CARBON-Negative, and zero-formaldehyde bio-adhesive at competitive low cost.

Stick with Nature, Stick with Cambond

The Benefits of our Bio-resin

Our award-winning bio-resin removes the need for oil extraction and the use of dangerous chemicals and is completely carbon neutral and sustainable.

The application of our bio-resin is similar to that of traditional resins you’re used to using, meaning you will not require any extra steps, nor will it need any specialist equipment to handle when using it.

It’s made from brewing industry waste along with algae, all powerfully bonded together with our special linking agent.

The process cuts your CO2 emissions by 80%. Being completely biodegradable, you will be greatly reducing the damage inflicted upon the environment from plastics.

The Benefits of our Bio-resin

Our award-winning bio-resin removes the need for oil extraction and the use of dangerous chemicals and is completely carbon neutral and sustainable.

The application of our bio-resin is similar to that of traditional resins you’re used to using, meaning you will not require any extra steps, nor will it need any specialist equipment to handle when using it.

It’s made from brewing industry waste along with algae, all powerfully bonded together with our special linking agent.

The process cuts your CO2 emissions by 80%. Being completely biodegradable, you will be greatly reducing the damage inflicted upon the environment from plastics.

The Benefits of our Bio-resin

Our award-winning bio-resin removes the need for oil extraction and the use of dangerous chemicals and is completely carbon neutral and sustainable.

The application of our bio-resin is similar to that of traditional resins you’re used to using, meaning you will not require any extra steps, nor will it need any specialist equipment to handle when using it.

It’s made from brewing industry waste along with algae, all powerfully bonded together with our special linking agent.

The process cuts your CO2 emissions by 80%. Being completely biodegradable, you will be greatly reducing the damage inflicted upon the environment from plastics.

What can our Bio-resin do for you?

Cambond’s bio-resin can be used as an adhesive to create a variety of products, from building materials to household items for you to use in everyday life.

We have made particle boards with brewer’s spent grain and paper sludge for the surface, bound together with our bio-resin, creating a safer alternative for your households and workplaces. We have also made plywood boards using our resin, and are able to create them with only cold pressing, removing the need for you to heat and cutting back on your energy consumption.

Cambond can also make plates, cups, and small bags by combining waste materials, such as brewer’s spent grain, and our bio-resin. A way for you to make a healthy switch to save our environment.

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Drinking flutes created from Brewery Spent Grain using Cambond's bio-resin as an adhesive.

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Particle boards pressed using Cambond's bio-resin ,br>as the adhesive.

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