Research, Development and Innovation in the furniture industry IV CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/18_212/0015313
Project name: Research, Development and Innovation in the furniture industry IV – CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/18_212/0015313
Project realization: 1.7.2019 – 31.12.2021
Project description and objective:
Subproject 1 – Development of a reinforced sandwich board based on wood with higher resistance to deflection
The aim of the project is the development of a new load-bearing sandwich board based on wood with a reinforcing inner/middle layer, the use of which is mainly in the interior as a part of the construction of furniture equipment. The primary use of the application is in the form of a support plate with reduced deflection under load. This innovative wood-based sandwich board offers an improved mechanical property – flexural strength, thanks to which it is able to compete with current board materials on the market and at the same time contains a reinforcing part, which consists of raw materials from the textile industry. Better mechanical properties will allow wider use of wood-based sandwich panels, where their application has been problematic or not applicable at all.
Subproject 2 – Optimization and application of surface treatments with antibacterial effect and with increased resistance to mold
The aim of the project is the development of surface treatment with antibacterial effect and increased resistance to mold for the furniture industry. At the same time, the project takes into account the impact of legislative changes on the need to reduce the used biocidal substances and optimize their use for a given type of microorganisms, ie bacteria and microscopic fibrous fungi. Surface treatments in individual stages are verified in the form of tests in practical conditions and their effectiveness will be compared both with the previous state and with the requirements of applicable legislation.
The project is co-financed by the European Union: