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

Osirys Products Successfully Displayed at JEC World 2017

The Osirys project displayed a multi-layered façade in the Building and Construction Planet at JEC World 2017, on March 14th – 16th, 2017, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

The sample represented complete systems that are currently being installed in buildings on both Estonia and Spain.

Indoor air quality and emissions from building materials has been, over recent decades, a major challenge for scientists, industry and consumers as traditional construction materials contribute to contaminants.

The Osirys project has been developing technology to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency by evolving bio-based composites and products for façades and interior partitions. These new technologies can then be applied in retrofitting and new building construction.

Over the past few years, the construction industry has begun to use multi-layered façades as a replacement for traditional brick and mortar. Once assembled, these layered façades meet the same insulation and protection requirements of traditional façades.

The Osirys solution presented at JEC World, also meets these requirements, and has three components. The exterior panel is manufactured from jute and bio-based epoxy. The multi-layer module is the core of the system and contains bio-foams, fire retardant thermoplastic sheets and pultruded profiles, giving the required thermal, acoustic, fire and mechanical properties. The interior finish is bio-based and has an active coating bringing significant indoor environment improvements.

JEC Group President & CEO, Ms Frédérique Mutel, commented, “The 4 Innovation Planets that showcased the latest composites innovations were focused on Aerospace, Automotive, Better Living and Building. We are very happy with the participation and the enthusiasm the composites professionals expressed.”

“Over the 3 days, the event recorded an increase of over 10% professional visits compared to 2016, with 40,607 in attendance counting 78% International Visitors from 113 countries.”

“We strongly believe in collective intelligence and all our operations aims at involving the Golden Triangle: Industry, Research and economic authorities such as regional or national entities.”

Published: 21st March 2017


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