Biomaterial innovations for textiles, fashion and medical applications
Discover how sustainable materials such as spider silk, feather keratin and fungal leather can replace plastic in high-performance applications
The demand for new sustainable materials is here to stay. Nature provides great source of inspiration and raw building blocks for new material innovations. In addition, recent advances in genetic engineering, biotechnology and chemical processes enable us to fabricate unprecedented high-performance and sustainable materials for diverse industrial and medical applications.
This webinar highlights new biomaterials that have significant potential for medical and e.g. textile industries. We will focus on two topics:
- Protein-based materials made from spider silk or keratin,
- Engineered living materials e.g. leather type material made from mycelium
This webinar takes you through fundamental properties of these materials and their potential use.