Tanite™ Resin
Tanite™ Resin

Development of protein based resins with sustainable cross-linking agents

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Tanite™ Resin
Tanite™ Resin

Development of protein based resins with sustainable cross-linking agents

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Developing in-house sustainable bio- adhesives we have found to be a seamless addition to FFT R&D portfolio as a result of our current research into sustainable material technology. 

 

Before the advent of phenolic resins milk protein based adhesives were common place especially in the construction industry across the globe. Our research so far suggest there is good scope to provide sustainable efficient and modern adhesives which could be utilised in lamination and composite technologies whilst providing stand alone polymers themselves.

Other natural adhesive and polymers also in development at FFT include lignin, rosin and natural silicas.  

 

 

why milk?

 

Currently 1/5 of the UK's food waste/surplus compromises of diary waste which in itself is part of a a global surplus of 116m tons. At FFT we see this unacceptable waste as an opportunity to develop technologies that seek to sustainable re-use this seemingly abundant commodity.

Furthermore in answer to the global dairy surplus pandemic, mitigating measures created

developed countries have created knock on effects such as devaluing the price of dairy in the 3rd world by exporting our waste as milk powder according to Oxfam. It is therefore incumbent on us to provide more creative solutions to our dairy waste environmental and economic problem rather than subcontracting responsibility to the 3rd world.