Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration

Future Applications for Osirys Products

Products developed within OSIRYS project present high potential and can be introduced in vast range of applications. The most promising products are pultruded profiles and infused cladding panels based on bio resins and reinforcement made of fused natural and glass fibres. FRP products are known for their extremely high mechanical properties as well as significantly […]

Indoor Air Quality Experimental Campaigns

Indoor air quality regarding OSIRYS panels is evaluated through experimental campaigns in the TECNALIA full-scale R&D test facility, KUBIK, located in the North of Spain. KUBIK enables the evaluation of energy performance, acoustic performance, indoor air quality and air tightness evaluation of the scenarios built, taking into account the holistic interaction of the constructive solution […]

Exterior Cladding System

In OSIRYS, the external cladding system is designed not only to provide a skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements, but also for aesthetic purposes. The multilayer façade is divided into three components; a) multilayer module part (or core wall), b) an exterior finishing panel and c) an interior finishing module. […]

Life Cycle Analysis of OSIRYS Technologies

When designing a product from a new material, it is important that the environmental impact is considered. The objective of performing a life cycle assessment in the OSIRYS project is to study the environmental impact from the products developed within the project, namely: the multilayer facade, the curtain wall system, the windows and interior partition. […]

Photocatalytic Coatings

Photocatalytic coatings to improve indoor air quality. Indoor air pollutants impact human health, comfort and efficiency. The main contributing sources of VOC are motor vehicle exhaust, household products, paints, solvents and volatile additives in adhesives used in furniture, carpets and other floor covers. One technology to remove VOC is the use of heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation […]

Biocomposites With Good Outdoor Durability

Biocomposite with good outdoor durability – coatings for outdoor use. Durability is one of the key issues in the development of fibre reinforced polymer composites for construction. Since the application of FRP in the construction industry is quite recent, there is little knowledge of the short and long term behaviour of these materials. The durability […]

Graphene Additives in Biopolymers

The use of graphene to improve mechanical and fire performance Previous studies have shown that biocomposites manufactured from natural materials such as fibres and bio-derived polymers, offer a sustainable alternative to traditional polymers and composites, but at present they are only available at industrial level for use in semi-structural applications. The incorporation of additives to […]

Cork Insulation for Biocomposite Panels

The use of cork insulation for biocomposite sandwich panels Cork materials offer excellent acoustic performance (noise impact and air born sound), thermal comfort, waterproofing and anti-vibration solutions. Some of the expected uses of cork for the OSIRYS project are the improved fire, fungi and acoustic properties. Fire tests are ongoing and still need additional work, […]

Light Foam Biocomposites

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) is developing two types of light foam biocomposites: Fibrous foam and foamed bio-based thermoplastics. Fibrous foam is intended mostly for surface panels in façade and interior walls. These are manufactured from porous wood fibre webs produced by foam-laid forming technology, possibly impregnated with biopolymers to achieve panels with good […]


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609067.