1st Partner: CHIMAR HELLAS A.E.

chimar hellas

Description of activities CHIMAR HELLAS SA is an innovative company active internationally in the industrial research, development and exploitation of competitive technology for the industrial production of adhesives and related chemicals. These products are applied in the industrial production of composite wood panels (MDF, particleboard, OSB, plywood, impregnation papers, etc.). The company focuses on the development of human- and environment-friendly products and technologies according to the principles of sustainable development. CHIMAR has facilities in Northern Greece, in ​​Thessaloniki area, which include a chemical-technical laboratory, administration offices, a pilot plant for resin production, a pilot plant for panel production, and a manufacturing unit for chemicals production upon demand. Its human resources comprise highly trained scientists, with knowledge, skills and unique expertise in the field. The company is currently formed by a dynamic team of 30 people and has 97% export revenues and more than 40 years of experience. Its technology is protected via patents and trade secrets and has been applied so far in over 100 industrial plants, in more than 40 countries around the world.

Specifically, the fields of activity of CHIMAR are:

• Industrial research, development and exploitation of innovative and competitive technology (via licensing) for the industrial production of chemicals and adhesives and their application in the composite wood panel industry satisfying the most stringent standards.
• Technical Support (remotely and on site) and training of the personnel of adhesive resins and wood panel industries.
• R&D services to third parties, development of products and technologies at laboratory / pilot and industrial scale.
• Participation in funded collaborative research projects (National & European) with focus on the development and promotion of green, human- and environment-friendly technologies and products.

Production of chemical products for the industry on demand (e.g. resin catalysts).
• Measurements, analyses, tests and evaluation of adhesive resins, chemical additives and composite wood panels based on international standards.
• Accredited measurements: CHIMAR laboratory is the only accredited laboratory in Greece (ELOT EN ISO 17025), for the measurement of formaldehyde in wood products, according to the methods EN ISO 12460-3 and 5.
• Representation, distribution and installation of industrial systems for prevention and protection against fire and explosions.
Project manager:

Papadopoulou Electra
Senior Researcher

Tel: +30 2310 424167
Email: Papadopoulou@ari.gr

Website: www.chimarhellas.com

2nd Partner: Pharmagnose


Description of activities 

The company PHARMAGNOSE SA was established in 2013 as a spin-off of the University of Athens via funding received by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in the framework of the ESPA 2007-2013 programme.
PHARMAGNOSE, being oriented to innovation and extroversion, provides high-level research services in the field of bioactive natural products (development and analysis of plant extracts, high-added value products from agricultural waste, making good use of Greek biodiversity, metabolic studies, isolation and chemical characterization of high purity natural products from plants, in silico structure/action studies, biomarker identification).
PHARMAGNOSE is based on the use of "green" techniques (PLE, ACE, CPC, CPE, SFE-CO2), for the extraction of plants of Greek biodiversity to produce unique extracts, fully characterized in terms of chemical content (techniques HPLC-DAD, LC-MS).
In addition, it has the capacity to produce pure chemical substances in large quantities, natural products with unique chemical structures and special biological actions such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action. 
PHARMAGNOSE provides bioactive extracts to companies wishing to incorporate them into herbal nutritional supplements, cosmetics, bioactive foods and phytotherapies.
Contact Person:
Konstantina Vougogiannopoulou
Research & Development
Tel: +30-2262056366
Email: nadia.vougogiannopoulou@pharmagnose.gr

3rd Partner: AUTh

chimar hellas

Description of activities

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Devices-Department of Physics
Laboratory of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers and Dyes - Department
of Chemistry.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest Greek university. It includes a total of 10 faculties, consisting of 40 departments and 1 one-department faculty. The Physics Department of the School of Sciences is one of the oldest and largest departments, both in staff and students, as well as in scientific and research activities and distinctions. The Department of Chemistry covers almost all the educational and research fields of the subject of Chemistry and holds a leading position among the respective departments of the country.
The research interests of the "Laboratory of X-Rays, Visual Characterization and Thermal Analysis" of the Department of Physics headed by Professor K. Chryssafis, focus on the thermal analysis and characterization of materials with techniques such as FTIR - UV/ VIS spectroscopy, the study of the structure by X-ray spectroscopy, the study of the microstructure of materials by electron microscopy, the study of surfaces by scanning electron microscopy, the measurements of thermal conductivity, the composition-modification and characterization of materials in technical applications.
The research interests of the "Laboratory of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers and Paints", of the Department of Chemistry, headed by Professor D. Bikiaris, focus on chemistry and polymer technology (composition, characterization, applications of polymers, modification and optimization of polymers, mathematical models of polymerization reactions), preparation of polymers from renewable materials and biodegradable polymers and study of the rate of biodegradation, recycling of polymers, study of thermal and thermo-oxidative stability of polymers, development and study of composite and nanocomposite materials, preparation and study of 3-dimensional materials.
The two research labs of AUTH cooperate very closely in recent years and have scientific knowledge experience and abundant scientific equipment, which are complementary and necessary for the implementation of the project. The fruit of this collaboration is the publication of over 100 papers in international journals and conferences.

Project Managers:

Konstantinos Chryssafis                        Dimitrios Bikiaris

Professor                                           Professor

Tel. +30 2310 998188                          Tel. +30 2310 997812

Email:hrisafis@physics.auth.gr               Email:dbic@chem.auth.gr

https://www.auth.gr/school/physics/     https://bikiarislab.wixsite.com/bikiarislab