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Activities

We create bio-based binding agents and durable plantbased materials

  • The Art

    In addition to a portfolio of bio-based binding agents, Orineo creates aesthetic and haptic plantbased materials that enhance living spaces.

  • The Technology

    New binding agents and materials are optimized to the requirements of industrial production through innovative combination of unique bio-based ingredients.

  • The Process

    Orineo has long-term agreements with its suppliers and value chain partners, to guarantee high quality production and supply of its products.

  • The Business

    An active IP policy, including patents, trade secrets and branding ensures sustainable business development.

Products

Bio-based binding agents

We are developing bio-based materials to bind agglomerate granules, chips and powders such as cork, bark, wood and agro waste by-products.

Now available:

OriBond: a 2-component (resin + hardener) thermosetting binder system

  • 100% derived from annual plants
  • non-toxic ingredients: formaldehyde and isocyanate-free
  • water resistant
  • versatile curing conditions (from room temperature to 180°C)
  • ranges from flexible to rigid

Durable plantbased materials

The plantbased materials developed by Orineo are grouped under the Touch of Nature® brand.

By combining OriBond with food- and agro-industry waste such as berry skins, orange peelings, coffee grounds, oat hulls and coconut husks we are effectively upcycling biomass into aesthetic materials with unique warm and resilient touch: Touch of Nature®

Touch of Nature® materials are suited for durable applications such as table-tops, furniture finishing, interior design and floors.

Visit the Touch of Nature website to see our plantbased materials.

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About Us

The DNA

It all started with a European Project on ecological bio-based binding agents. We were partners in the Consortium, Bôke as Wood Technologist and binding expert, Philippe as business developer. This natural match resulted in the creation of Orineo. Our ultimate goal: become leading players in the biobased economy.

How?

  • By creating exciting bio-based materials (nowadays we call them plantbased materials);
  • By introducing genuinely natural aesthetics in our design;
  • By focusing on a sustainable and durable value enhancement of biomass;
  • By mobilizing the entire value chain to produce and supply those plantbased materials;
  • By addressing the needs of our preferred consumer profile, the LOHAS consumer.

Milestones

  • 2013: starting bio-based glue development, along with first exploratory work towards novel bio-based materials  with attractive visual and tactile qualities
  • 2014: first exhibition with 3 prototypes. The feedback we received on our prototype agromaterial with a ‘sensual dimension’ was so positive that we decided to start the industrial development of this concept.
  • 2015: creation of our brand, Touch of Nature® (www.touchofnature.eu).
  • 2016: the first recognition! Orineo won the prestigious Bio-based Material of the Year Award for its bio-based Touch of Nature® material at the 9th International Conference on Bio-Based Materials organized by Nova Institut.
  • 2017: first small commercial projects. Learning curve in action!
  • 2018: a formulation breakthrough. OriBond, the first 100% thermosetting binding system completes our range.
  • 2019: upscaling to industrial availability

Our Team

Philippe Willems, founder and director of Orineo
Philippe Willems, founder and director of Orineo

Looking for the solutions that nature designed in million of years of evolution; using the natural functionality of polymers and metabolites as found in micro-organisms, plants and animals; unraveling the beauty of nature in novel materials; contributing actively to a better world; mixing these ingredients into a business activity. These are the passions that pushed me towards a life dedicated to the bio-based economy. An engineering degree in agricultural sciences, 15 years spent in various business development positions in the agro-industry, another 10 years in business consulting activities have brought me the skills to realize these passions. Now, it all comes together in Orineo, where I have the opportunity to create new bio-based materials, develop commercial strategies and alliances with other companies and promote these products in the market.

 

Contact Philippe: +32 475 801 602   phw@orineo.com

Bôke Tjeerdsma, partner and co-founder Orineo
Bôke Tjeerdsma, partner and co-founder Orineo

Designing building and interior products with alternative materials from nature in order to redesign synthetic products from our daily life into warm natural and appealing products; improving the technical performances and developing products meeting the premier requirements. This ambition has directed me over 20 years to learn and become a natural material technologist. Starting with a degree in Forestry, I specialized in timber technology to explore the possibilities of one of the most beautiful material nature has provided us, wood. Inspired by the use of natural materials in industrial production processes and products, the use of new kinds of natural materials came to my attention to create innovative new products. Besides the use of wood my experience expanded to explore the use of bio-resins, bio-fibers and bio-fillers in industrial production processes and into new building materials and interior products. For me, Orineo is the vehicle through which I can realize these ambitions and achieve successful commercialization for my ideas.

 

Contact Bôke: +31 6 54 31 48 71   bt@orineo.com

Jasmien De Smedt, market development
Jasmien De Smedt, market development

Bringing natural and durable interior products into people’s lives instead of throwaway last-fashion items and creating beautiful things without harming our planet brought me to the Orineo company. I have a passion for natural, sustainable, durable and fair materials and products.

My love for interior design was cultivated through my study of Art history and historical interiors. My career has given me experience in website marketing, visual communication and business development. These skills will help me to spread the Orineo story and to create enthusiasm for our products.

 

Contact Jasmien: +32 496 16 21 42 jds@orineo.com

Lieven De Smedt, Chairman of the board
Lieven De Smedt, Chairman of the board

With over 30 years of experience in Business positions in international Agro and Chemical companies and at C-level in the BioTech sector, I made the step to the boardroom of BioTech companies back in 2015. My passion was and still is to bring promising technologies into a sustainable business and to work together with high-tech passionate people to make it happen.

Over the years, I have been in almost all phases of a company and saw how an organization, and its stakeholders, responded to this and how a Board of Directors (and by extension the Corporate Governance) can make a difference indeed. I look forward to bring this experience into the Orineo boardroom and join the team to grow this beautiful Venture.

 

Contact Lieven: lds@orineo.com

Contact us

Please contact us

Orineo
Acaciastraat 14
B-3071 ERPS-KWERPS
BELGIUM

 

(+32) 475 801 602
(+32) 2 759 33 10

www.orineo.com
phw@orineo.com

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