At BindEthics Ltd we are revolutionising the engineered wood market, worth €310B globally and growing fast.
90% of the engineered wood products in the market such as furniture and construction boards contain formaldehyde-based adhesives.
Formaldehyde-based adhesives are related to health issues as formaldehyde is toxic and carcinogenic. It is also an irritant identified by the EU's Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) committee as one of the top five highest toxic indoor pollutants that should be removed from production.
Timber itself is a sustainable material. However, when furniture is made using fossil-fuel derived adhesives, the final product is no longer sustainable. The item has a huge CO2 footprint associated to its production and because of the adhesive it cannot be recycled, ending up in the landfill.
"The Government recently reiterated the objective of making the UK a global science superpower, turning world-leading science and ideas into international solutions for the public good" (Government's Innovation Strategy).
At BindEthics we are developing innovative Bio- adhesives that can replace the formaldehyde-based glue used to make engineered wood products such as furniture. Our research advances with light speed to achieve the same physical properties, scalability and manufacturability.
The objective is clear and the target in sight: commercialise a bio-adhesive which is nontoxic, sustainable to produce & recycle for a market competitive price.
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"I graduated from the National University of Ireland (Galway) with a BSc in Chemistry before moving to the Netherlands to study an MSc in Organic synthesis. As a chemist I worked in startups, midsize- and large businesses having successful breakthroughs in the lab and creating sustainable products."