AXIA Innovation at the Polymers 2024 MDPI Conference for LIGNICOAT project

AXIA Innovation, partner in the LIGNICOAT project and leader of Work Package 6 on Dissemination and Exploitation, recently participated in the Polymers 2024 conference. The conference took place in Athens, Greece, on May 28-31, 2024, and was attended by around 300 participants.

At the conference, AXIA Innovation played a strategic role as our CEO, Dr. Ioanna Deligkiozi, chaired the conference. Moreover, AXIA showcased a poster titled “Bio-Based Sustainable Coatings With Lignin Resins for Enhanced Performance and Environmental Impact.” This poster highlighted the significant advancements made in developing high-performance, environmentally friendly coatings using lignin. The poster detailed the methodologies and outcomes of incorporating lignin resins into coatings, underscoring their potential to replace traditional, less sustainable materials, especially regarding fire retardancy performance and environmental impact.

The Polymers 2024 conference’s focus on polymers provided a perfect setting to discuss the strategic use of lignin in sustainable technologies. Lignin, as a natural polymer, aligns well with the conference’s theme and the overarching goals of the LIGNICOAT project. The project aims to leverage lignin’s properties to create bio-based coatings that offer enhanced performance while significantly reducing environmental impact.

AXIA Innovation’s participation in the conference facilitated valuable exchanges with a diverse audience of scientists and industry professionals, promoting the importance of sustainable polymer technologies. The discussions at the conference underscored the potential of bio-based polymers like lignin in advancing environmental sustainability in various applications.

The poster and other related dissemination material can be downloaded from the LIGNICOAT project website for those interested in exploring the detailed findings presented at the conference and the project in general.


This project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101023342. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.