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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 478 907,92

Participants (13)

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 602 652
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 014,36
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 358 336,88
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEHNOLOSKI FAKULTET NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 202 320
Address
Bulevar Cara Lazara 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 254 556
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOINICIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 069,03
Address
Calle Algepser 65 Puerta 3
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIBROLINE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 252 464
Address
20 Rue Auguste Tramier
69130 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEXOL SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 306 863
Address
Via Corradino D'ascanio 3
65020 Alanno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAVI SUD SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 478,26
Address
Via Dell Industria 1
04011 Aprilia Latina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 400,58
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 500
Address
Marienstrasse 19/20
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Other
LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 63 911,97
Address
Felso-tisza Part 31 34 G Ix Em 24
6723 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 573,50
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments