FURIOUS presented at the FUR4Sustain final meeting

Our project coordinator, the University of Perugia, together with the University of Bologna, presented the FURIOUS project. Read more. 

FURIOUS at FUR4Sustain meeting

Today, the FURIOUS project was presented at the FUR4Sustain meeting in Nice "Forging the Future". 

FUR4Sustain is a COST Action, an interdisciplinary research network that brings researchers and innovators together to investigate a topic of their choice for 4 years. The main objective of FUR4Sustain is to catalyse a synergistic approach for the whole value chain of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and derivatives, aiming to boost innovation in the current research & development and to overcome the scientific, technological and industrial limitations that limit the deployment of FDCA products in actual market applications.

FURIOUS was invited as an EU-funded project developing innovative solutions for furan-based polymers to be applied in high-demanding applications, such as biomedical packaging, automotive and underwater sectors. 

The FURIOUS project coordinator, Debora Puglia from the University of Perugia, together with Nadia Lotti and Michelina Soccio from the University of Bologna, prepared the FURIOUS presentation to the researchers of the FUR4Sustain network. The conference is also being attended by Anna Szymczyk from the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin.

The FURIOUS project (https://www.furious-project.eu/) aims to exploit all the established polymer synthetic strategies to obtain a new class of versatile 2,5-FDCA-based biopolymers (PXF), in terms of ad hoc designed chemical structure, processability and recyclability. Furthermore, through a circular approach in terms of End of Life (EoL) options, FURIOUS contributes to progress in terms of a circular economy with zero waste perspectives. 

This presentation not only is part of the dissemination activities of the project, but it also underlines the relevance of the collaboration between different EU-funded projects to boost the research of new solutions to limit the use of fossil-based plastics in different applications.