- The first stage of the Life BioPaint project is devoted to the design of the pilot plant for the production of UV-cured coating products and to their development: once identified the biorenewable raw materials from agricultural waste /not foodstuff biomass to be employed, the resins are synthesized and the coating products are formulated.
- The second stage involves the construction of the pilot plant. Once selected the supplier by open tender, its construction gets under way at the Parona site of IVM Chemicals.
- After completing the pilot plant, the first prototype productions can be carried out. The products are scaled up and formulation and production process are modified and optimized as needed based on the technical and esthetic results obtained.
- The project concludes with the final calculations of Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment of the new products and processes, and with the presentation of the results to interested stakeholders including Customers, Researchers, Academics, Policy Makers and Technicians. Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment evaluations are carried out by Green Delta, a partner of IVM Chemical’s Group in this Project, according to the following reference regulations:
- Environment Action Program to 2020, 1386/2013/EU
- Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, COM (2011) 571
- EU Circular Economy, COM (2014) 398
- Energy Efficiency Directive, 2012/27/EU
- Paint Directive, 2004/42/EC
- Industrial Emissions Directive, 2010/75/EU
- REACH, EC 1907/2006
- Seveso III, 2012/18/EU
- EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 [COM(2014) 332]
The activities described were carried out by the dates indicated (*)
November 2018 – Design of the pilot plant for the production of UV-cured coating products
December 2018 – Identification of the biorenewable raw materials from agricultural waste /not foodstuff biomass to be employed
April 2019 – Synthesis of the resins to use in the UV-cured coating products
May 2019 – Publication of open tender for pilot plant construction
June 2019 – Definition, along with Green Delta, of the specific methodology for the evaluation of Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment for the project
June 2019 – Selection of supplier for plant construction
August 2019 – Formulation of UV-cured coating products using the new bio-renewable resins
September 2019 – Plant construction begins.
June 2020 – Plant assembly at Parona site begins
September 2020 – Plant validation and startup
October 2020 – Plant opening event
October 2020 – Presentation of results to interested stakeholders including Researchers, Academics, Policy Makers and Technicians
October 2020 – Beginning of prototype paint production
November 2020 – Industrial validation tests
January 2021 – Evaluation of Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment of new production and processes.
(*) 2020 deadlines have changed from initial plans due to the COVID crisis