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Bio2Materials creates 'leather' from apples

Apples

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Poland

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Scope:

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Technopolis
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

Bio2Materials is a company which makes a 100% biodegradable 'leather' from apples – the main type of fruit grown in Poland. The final product is free from harmful substances, being an organic textile material composed of organic substances.

The production process employs apple pomace – the main organic waste from fruit and vegetable processing in Poland. During peak season, about 500 tonnes of pomace are produced per day.

The production process is based on a closed-loop economy, allowing the company to be more efficient. The result achieved is less polluting and more circular leather production.

 

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Main results: 
  • Development of an alternative to leather-based production, without the use of animal skin and synthetic materials.
  • Production of a 100% biodegradable leather, free from harmful substances.