OrganoClick granted EU support within the PENGUIN project

Partners from a number of companies and research institutes from different parts of the textile value chain participate in the PENGUIN project. The Finnish research institute VTT is the project manager and the project consortium consists of companies and institutes from Sweden, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

OrganoClick's funding of SEK 7 million will be used to further develop its biobased binders for nonwovens which replaces fossil plastic binders, and OrganoTex's water-repellent textile technologies which replaces PFAS in textile impregnations. 2 new R&D employees will be hired and the financing also enables investment in two advanced chemical analysis instruments; a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an FTIR. With an SEM, magnification up to 20,000 times can be done and studies at the fiber level can be carried out. With an FTIR, chemical bonds can be analyzed, which is used in the characterization of treated materials.

"We are very happy to have been granted the project grant for the PENGUIN project within the framework of the EU's Horizon Europe programme. With our new analytical instruments, our R&D lab reaches a new technical height and with the personnel reinforcements to our R&D group, we will be able to accelerate the development of our biobased binders and our OrganoTex products" says Maria Wennman, Research and Development Director OrganoClick

About the PENGUIN-project

The PENGUIN-project is financed by the European Union under the programme Horizon Europe. In the project participates TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY, FEDERAZIONE TESSILE E MODA ASSOCIAZIONE, IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO, CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DAS INDUSTRIAS TEXTIL E DO VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL, ORGANOCLICK AB, RINA CONSULTING SPA, A. MOLINA & C. S.P.A., MANIFATTURA MARIO COLOMBO & C. SPA, SPINNOVA OYJ och PANGAIA GRADO ZERO SRL

Contact:

Dr. Maria Wennman, R&D Director OrganoClick, maria.wennman@organoclick.com, +46 (0)76883 86 75

Mårten Hellberg, CEO OrganoClick, marten.hellberg@organoclick.com, +46 (0)7 07 16 48 90