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

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.
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IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Address

Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 508 625

Participants (11)

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CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 602 652

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 592

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 256 242,50

TEHNOLOSKI FAKULTET NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 202 320

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 254 556

BIOINICIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 74 088

FIBROLINE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 252 464

TEXOL SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 306 863

MAVI SUD SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 370 332

EXERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 151 813

EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 158 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745839

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 058 359,38

  • EU contribution

    € 3 438 047,50

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain