History

History

The foundation of OrganoClick began already during the 1990’s when Professor Armando Córdova and Professor Jonas Hafrén were graduate students at the Royal Institute of Technology and research Institute STFI-Packforsk.

Prof. Córdova studied enzymatic modification of cellulose while Prof. Hafrén studied fiber structure and morphology. After post-doctoral work at the SCRIPPS institute in the US where Prof. Córdova was working with organocatalysis he started a collaboration with Prof. Hafrén who had been doing research in France and took up the task of developing a viable method to modify biofibers. In 2004 the breakthrough came and OrganoClick´s first patent was filed. In 2006 Prof. Córdova and Prof. Hafrén joined forces with innovation management company Serendipity Innovations and the entrepreneur Mårten Hellberg founded OrganoClick AB.

2006 

  • Foundation of OrganoClick

2007 

  • Start of first product development project
  • Awarded price from King Carl XVI Gustaf´s 50-year Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and Environment

2008

  • Move to own facilities including set up of first own laboratory
  • Swedish investor Anders Wall (through Beijerinvest AB), TetraPak´s former CEO and President Bertil Hagman and TetraPak and SCA Hygiene Products former CTO Claes-Göran Beckeman become OrganoClick´s first investors and join the board of the company.   
  • Appointed as Sweden´s most promising start-up company by winning the competition “Innovation & Technology”
  • OrganoClick´s technology appointed Sweden´s best environmental innovation 2008 by winning  the completion “Miljöinnovation”

2009

  • First product in industrial development

2010

  • Product company OrganoWood AB was founded together with investment company Kvigos (OrganoClick 60 % / Kvigos 40 %) in order to start sale and marketing of a new wood preservation technology developed by OrganoClick. 

2011

  • OrganoClick set up its first production facility and moves its office and laboratory to Täby, north of Stockholm. 
  • OrganoClick launch OC-biobinder™, a new biobased binder system for textiles. Swedish textile group Almedalhs AB becomes the first customer.
  • OrganoWood launch its first surface treatment product through the Swedish building supplier group XL-BYGG
  • OrganoWood signs collaboration with Bergs Timber Bitus AB, Sweden’s largest wood treatment company, for production of OrganoWood®-modified wood

2012

  • OrganoClick launch OC-aquasil™, a new water repellent technology for textiles, wood and paper.
  • In collaboration with LaFarge Gypsum, one of the world’s leading gypsum manufacturer, OrganoClick receives EU-funding through the program Eurostars for enhancing the performance of gypsum paper.
  • OrganoClick receives EU-funding within the Eco-innovation program for developing a new fiber composite material 
  • OrganoWood®-modified wood is launched at XL-BYGG.
  • OrganoWood signs reseller agreement with Optimera, a Swedish building supplier group which is part of St. Gobain Distribution division. 

2013

  • OrganoClick launches OrganoTex®, an ingredient brand for OrganoClick’s environmentally friendly water repellent technology for functional textiles
  • OrganoTex® is elected as one of  the most interesting new materials at ISPO I Munich, the world largest out-door and sports products fair. 
  • OrganoWood signs reseller agreement with Swedish building supplier Bygma and K-rauta, part of the Finnish Keskuus group.
  • OrganoWood wins several prestigious contracts with building companies including Swedish Skanska, NCC, PEAB and JM.  

2014

  • OrganoWood is appointed as "the hottest building material of the year" by winning Nordbyggs gold medal at the Nordics largest professional building fair 
  • OrganoWood signs new reseller agreement with Swedish building supplier AB Karl Hedin, a distribution agreement with Welin & Co for distribution of OrganoWood's wood treatment products on the Swedish market, a reseller agreement with Optimera Norge for the Norwegian market and a distribution agreement with Fröslev Trae for the Danish market.
  • OrganoWood starts a subsidiary in Finland, and a sales office in Norway.
  • OrganoTex® is elected as one of  the most interesting new materials at ISPO Munich, the world largest out-door and sports products fair.
  • OrganoClick initiates a collabooration with Taiwanese Chang-Ho Fibers for production of OrganoTex®-treated textiles.
  • Start of construction of new production facility with a capacity of 20,000 m3 of chemical formulation and a new pilot line for making moulded fiber composites. 

2015

  • OrganoClick AB (publ) was listed at NASDAQ First North and the company raised SEK 75 million for further expansion of its business
  • FilippaK became the first fasion brand to start using OrganoTex® DWR-technology in its cloths.
  • OrganoClick was appointed as a Sustainia100 company as having one of the globally 100 most sustainable technologies

2016

  • OrganoWood launched its wood protection system in the UK and Ireland
  • OrganoWood launched cladding material for the building industry adding a new product segment to its portfolio
  • OrganoClick acquired Biokleen Miljökemi AB adding a product portfolio comprising sustainable chemical products for exterior cleaning