Marco Bernardini

Product Manager

DURANTE ADESIVI S.p.A.

Biography

Marco Bernardini holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) and completed his Master Thesis in 2015 at BASF Performance Chemical Division. After a short experience within the heating technology industry, he joined Durante Adesivi in 2015 as Technical Sales. From 2020 he started a new position as Woodworking Product Manager at Durante Adesivi.

Presentation Abstract

Bio-based polyurethane hot melt: an opportunity for the furniture industry

This work focuses on the development of new bio-based polyurethane hot melt adhesives based on renewable raw materials (plant-based origin) from sustainable natural certified resources. After a first introduction concerning the definition of bio-based products, we will analyse the different approaches for the bio-based content evaluation (e.g. mass balance vs C14 analysis). We will describe the development of new bio-based polyurethane hot melt for profiles wrapping and edge banding comparing their chemical physical and applicative characteristics with standard fossil-based products. With reference to specific products, we will analyse the achievable reduction of carbon footprint we obtained substituting fossil-based raw material with bio-based ones. At the end, we will describe the added value of using bio-based PUR hot melt within the furniture industry and the current availability of sustainable products within this sector.

 

Co-authors: Stefano Romagnano, Marco Bernardini

Presentation Time

Breakout X: Expanding the limits with PU hotmelts

Friday, 16 September 2022, 11:30 - 12:00

FEICA Conference