Sara Khosravi, Ph.D student
+46 70 652 8099
Professor Mats Johansson
Professor Eva Malmström
EcoBuild (Competence Centre for eco-efficient and innovative wood-based materials)
The objective of this project is to develop protein based adhesives for particleboard, flooring, furniture and etc. The aim is to understand the relationship between the chemical composition of a protein and the mechanical properties that are obtained when the protein is used as an adhesive. Different proteins have different compositions and therefore different properties and possibilities for reaction with other components.
At this moment soy protein isolate and wheat gluten are being investigated. When creating an adhesive, some points to keep in mind are the solubility of the protein, the dry content and the viscosity of the adhesive. For that reason it very important to explore different denaturation agents, such as the pH, temperature and chemicals.
The project is conducted in collaboration with Casco Adhesives, Lantmännen, SP and BioVelop.
I. “Protein-based adhesives for particleboards”
S. Khosravi, F. Khabbaz, P. Nordqvist and M. Johansson.
Industrial Crops and Products, 32 (2010) 275-283.
II. “Protein-based adhesives for particleboards – effect of application process”
S. Khosravi, P. Nordqvist, F. Khabbaz and M. Johansson.
Industrial Crops and Products, 34 (2011) 1509-1515.
Licentiate Thesis in Polymer Technology
“Protein-Based Adhesives for Particleboards”
2011-05-18, KTH Stockholm
Master of Science in Chemical engineering (1997-2003). The diploma work was made at CETEM in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2003-2004 at SCA Ortviken, Sundsvall.
2005-2006 at Casco Adhesives in Sundsvall as an R&D engineer.
Since 2007 at Casco Adhesives in Sundsvall as a service engineer.