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High performance functional bio-based polymers for skin-contact products in biomedical, cosmetic and sanitary industry

Objective

Personal care, Cosmetic and biomedical industries deal with high-value and/or large volume consumption of polymer-based products which are often derived from fossil sources. Although a number of alternative bio-based polymers is the subject of recent research, more effort is still needed to increase their specific functionalities and performances in order to proceed with their true translation into market. PolyBioSkin aims at developing skin-contact biopolymer-based product parts with increased performance and functionality, such as parts of diapers, cosmetic pads and wound dressings. Indeed, PolyBioSkin will focus on two main classes of bio-based polymers relevant for next generation bio-based industry: biopolyesters (polylactic acid and polyhydroxyalkanoates) because fully renewable, biocompatible and biodegradable and available at an industrial scale, and natural polysaccharides (cellulose/starch and chitin/chitosan), derived from biomass and food waste, for their peculiar properties, such as absorbency and anti-infectivity.
Films and textiles will be produced starting from these polymers and their combinations to prove that key products and/or product parts in sanitary, cosmetic and biomedical industry can be effectively translated from a fossil-derived to bio-based polymer production. PolyBioSkin will provide to skin-contact products a much more environmentally friendly end of life than the current accumulation in landfills or incineration, thanks to their biodegradability allowing the organic recycling.

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Net EU contribution
€ 478 907,92
Address
Carretera D Esplugues 39 41
08940 Cornella De Llobregat
Spain

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 478 907,92

Participants (15)

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 402 652,00
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 402 652,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 200 000,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 191 014,36
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London
Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 191 014,36
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 114 595,17
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 114 595,17
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 243 741,71
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 243 741,71
TEHNOLOSKI FAKULTET NOVI SAD
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 202 320,00
Address
Bulevar Cara Lazara 1
21000 Novi Sad

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Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 202 320,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 254 556,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 254 556,00
BIOINICIA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 298 069,03
Address
Calle Algepser 65 Puerta 3
46980 Paterna

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 298 069,03
FIBROLINE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 252 464,00
Address
20 Rue Auguste Tramier
69130 Ecully

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 252 464,00
TEXOL SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 306 863,00
Address
Via Corradino D'ascanio 3
65020 Alanno

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Abruzzo Pescara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 306 863,00
MAVI SUD S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 132 478,26
Address
Via De L'industria 1
04011 Aprilia Latina
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 132 478,26
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 29 400,58
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 29 400,58
EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 158 500,00
Address
Marienstrasse 19/20
10117 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 158 500,00
LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 63 911,97
Address
Felso-tisza Part 31 34 G Ix Em 24
6723 Szeged

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Alföld és Észak Dél-Alföld Csongrád
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 63 911,97
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 108 573,50
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 108 573,50