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ENVIRONMENTAL More than 5,000 tons of biocides and heavy metals used in wood impregnation can be replaced in Sweden alone with the use of OrganoClick’s technology. 2 THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

SOCIAL Replacing PFCs in textile production with this technology helps reduce local pollution in rivers, which threaten livelihoods in areas of textile production around the world.

 Using nature’s own chemistry as inspiration, OrganoClick produces sustainable, fiber-based materials to replace toxic chemicals used in the production of paper, wood, and water-resistant products. Based on research conducted at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, OrganoClick developed a technology to mimic the way nature constructs materials. Their process links and strengthens bio-fibers, allowing for less dependence on fossil fuels and plastics in production. OrganoClick’s technology has the potential to boost the sustainable production of materials typically considered resource-intensive, such as wood products, water-resistant textiles, and paper. OrganoClick takes inspiration from natural fossilization in developing durable and fire-resistant wood and from the Lotus flower in creating PFC-free water-resistant textiles. By studying wood’s natural binding ability, its paper-strengthening system could reduce C02 emissions by 22 million tons per year, according to the WWF.1 WHY A SUSTAINIA100 SOLUTION? Manufacturing many products and materials involves the use of toxic chemicals, such as biocides and PFCs, which are harmful to our bodies and the planet. OrganoClick seeks to lessen the dependence on chemicals and fossil fuels in material production by using bio-fibers to imitate

ECONOMIC OrganoClick states that their paper-strengthening technology can reduce the amount of raw material used in cardboard production as well as the costs – by 10% to 20%. 4

natural binding agents found in nature.

OrganoClick’s technology can produce stronger paper and packaging while also saving CO2.

“With inspiration from nature, we develop and supply high-performance materials, completely free from toxics.” MÅRTEN HELLBERG, CEO, ORGANOCLICK AB

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SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY, DENMARK, CHINA, AND TAIWAN

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SWEDEN

WWF Climate Solver Program. Undated. Online: www.climatesolver.org

KEMI Swedish Chemical Agency. “Wood Preservatives.” 2012. Online: www.kemi.se

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