It is a product based on bacterial cellulose, a biomaterial produced by different types of bacteria. This polymer has the same chemical structure as cellulose of plant origin, but differs in its make-up and physical and chemical properties.
It is made up of nanometric-sized fibrils with a high degree of crystalline ordering.
The material has a purity level of 100%, with no contamination of residues such as lignin or hemicellulose, which are present in cellulose of vegetable origin.
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High capacity for liquid retention, with values of 1000%, compared to 60% for plant cellulose
High crystallinity (from 80 to 90%)
High mechanical and thermal stability
Rigidity of approximately 140-220 GPa, comparable to Kevlar and better than fibreglass
Strength/weight ratio that is 8 times greater than that of stainless steel
Barrier properties against UV radiation, bacteria, viruses, etc.
Pickering stabilizer for emulsions and foams
Compatible with Vegan Ways of Life
No ingredients of plant or animal origin are used at any time in the production process.
Sustainable and environmentally-friendly production process. It helps in the fight against deforestation by representing an alternative to plant cellulose.
No waste generated
Part of the carbon that is used comes directly from CO2 in the atmosphere. The total carbon footprint is negative and contributes to reducing the greenhouse effect.
SECTORS IT CAN BE USED IN
SECTORS IT CAN BE USED IN
Uses and applications
The size of the fibres that form the cellulose mesh is nanometric, well below the micrometric size of microcrystalline cellulose (which is derived from plant cellulose).
The fact that the fibres are so short allows for a higher density of fibres per unit volume, which in turn greatly increases the amount of liquid absorbed. This property is very attractive because the release time of the absorbed substances is lengthened, making it an effective carrier for active ingredients and liquids.
Another very interesting property of our cellulose is the possibility of making large sheets of it (which cannot be achieved with plant cellulose).
All these properties have uses in the cosmetic industry. It can be used for example as a stabilizer for emulsions and for the manufacture of facial masks and hair masks.
It can be useful for the manufacture of dressings for skin wounds, burns, tissue regeneration, etc. since it is an effective carrier of active principles and liquids.
Its high degree of crystalline arrangement gives it tensile strength properties that much higher than those that can be obtained with plant cellulose. It can be incorporated into fabrics and plastics to make them more resistant.
It filters out UV rays (both A and B), making it useful for applications such as food packaging to protect food from the harmful effects of exposure to light.
Combined with other nanoparticles, or proteins with antibacterial properties, it could be used to manufacture air conditioning and water filters to ensure that they are bacteria-free.
One of the bacterial strains we investigated, presents a greater growth and production of bacterial cellulose, when we add a processing based on residues from the agri-food industry. Using this residue would make it possible to lower production costs and bring them closer to those of plant cellulose production.
It has many more possible everyday applications, such as the production of quality paper, made with 100% pure cellulose, thus eliminating the need to cut down trees and contribute to the fight against deforestation.
Companies that are interested in using our technology and products in their final product development can contact us so that we can assess their needs and offer them tailor-made solutions. Please provide us with prior information about your company and needs.
Awarding of the INNOVATIVE SME SEAL by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (12 June 2023).
NEOTEC 2022 grant for project:
«DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMATERIALS FOR NEXT GENERATION INDUSTRY»
CDTI - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación- Gobierno de España
Awarding “Ajuts per a incentivar el creixement de Start-Ups Tecnológicas 2020”
Prize given to the Ficogenic Broth project by the Departament of Economic Action, Generalitat de Catalunya
“Premi del Consell Social a la Transferencia de Coneixement 2019”
Prize given by Pompeu Fabra University to the BIOM project (BIOinspired Materials)
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