Commercialization of Depolymerized Lignin in Fire Protection Products

Consortium Members: Lancotek Products Inc., Western University, Western Maple Bio Resources Inc., Paper Province and RISE.

CRIBE Funding: $235,300

Project Total Value: $470,600

Project Goal

The goal of this project is to increase the commercial readiness of lignin-containing thermoplastics and composites, specifically injection molded and extruded products. This project will pursue three opportunities for commercialization:

  1. Enabling halogen free products targeted at fire protection using depolymerized kraft lignin (DKL).
  2. Expanding market scope for improved depolymerized kraft lignin enhanced products targeted at fire protection.
  3. Capturing market opportunities for highly loaded, thermally resistant thermoplastic products.

Lancotek Products Inc. and its consortium will achieve this by:

  • Starting pilot production of DKL to support lab scale and commercial scale production.
  • Test and optimize lignin, polymer and filler processing for commercial scale production.
  • Test and optimize fire performance for all three applications.