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Renewable and Biosourced Adhesives-2023

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Antonio Pizzi, Professor, Emeritus of Industrial Chemistry, ENSTIB, University of Lorraine, France.
Prof. Pizzi is a previous professor of Polymer Chemisry and Head of the Chemistry Dept. of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained three doctorates (Dr. Chem, Rome, Italy, PhD, South Africa, D.Sc. South Africa) and several international scientific prizes (twice the finalist prize of the René Descartes top prize of the European Commission, in 2000 and 2005). His Specialisations: thermosetting resins, synthesis and formulation of resins and wood adhesives, adhesives from natural products, polymer chemistry, polycondensation, wood panels and other composites technology, environment-friendly wood preservatives, materials science, wood welding. He is also the author of 11 books published in New York and of 805 publications in refereed journals, and 41 patents, with his H-Index of 71.

Summary

The field of adhesives is in constant and rapid evolution, with considerable novelties being published constantly. In particular, the strong trend at present is to develop alternatives to synthetic oil-derived adhesives. A number of different trends are present on this front. Different approaches can be noticed, such as (i) adhesives where a renewable biosourced material is used as a partial but consistent substitution of an oil-derived material leading to hybrid but definitely more environment-friendly adhesives, and (ii) adhesives based totally or partially on synthesis materials but these being exclusively derived from totally biosourced renewable materials, and (iii) Adhesives based on totally renewable materials, modified or unmodified. All these three trends are strongly represented at present.


Keywords

aminoplastics adhesives, phenolic adhesives, polyurethane adhesives, non-isocyanate polyurethane adhesives (NIPU), acrylic adhesives, epoxy adhesives, renewable resources, environment friendly, partially or totally biobased.

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    A Review on Sources, Extractions and Analysis Methods of a Sustainable Biomaterial: Tannins

    Antonio Pizzi, Marie-Pierre Laborie, Zeki Candan
    Journal of Renewable Materials, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.046074
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable and Biosourced Adhesives-2023)
    Abstract Condensed and hydrolysable tannins are non-toxic natural polyphenols that are a commercial commodity industrialized for tanning hides to obtain leather and for a growing number of other industrial applications mainly to substitute petroleum-based products. They are a definite class of sustainable materials of the forestry industry. They have been in operation for hundreds of years to manufacture leather and now for a growing number of applications in a variety of other industries, such as wood adhesives, metal coating, pharmaceutical/medical applications and several others. This review presents the main sources, either already or potentially commercial of this forestry by-materials, their industrial… More >

  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Little Secrets for the Successful Industrial Use of Tannin Adhesives: A Review

    Antonio Pizzi
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.11, No.9, pp. 3403-3415, 2023, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.030930
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable and Biosourced Adhesives-2023)
    Abstract This brief article reviews a very particular and quite narrow field, namely what has been done and what is needed to know for tannin adhesives for wood panels to succeed industrially. The present fashionable focus on bioadhesives has led to producing chemical adhesive formulations and approaches for tannin adhesives as a subject of academic publications. These, as good and original they might be, are and will still remain a rather empty academic exercise if not put to the test of real industrial trials and industrial use. They will remain so without the “little” secrets and techniques outlined here that show… More >

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