Textiles, Fashion, Sports and Footwear

Bio-On Will Disrupt the Fashion Industry

Bio-On launched their new business unit: Fashion Development Materials. The unit is dedicated to develop bioplastics for the fashion and luxury industry.

The goal will be to identify processes, technologies and patents to produce fabrics, yarns, flexible surfaces, films, etc. made of bioplastic and designed to replace today’s materials.

Bio-On will develop the new materials based on their Minerv PHA bioplastics. This material is said to be 100% natural and biodegradable.

The new materials respond to the need to reduce the pollution caused by synthetic fibers. Many plastics are recycled into textiles and used in the fashion industry. When we wash these synthetic clothes and textiles, micro plastic parts are rinsed away and end up in rivers, seas and eventually oceans.

If the particles are fully biodegradable, than Bio-On will contribute to the reduction of microplastics in the ocean.

Marco Astorri, President and CEO of Bio-on said:

«The search for innovative and eco-sustainable materials, which respect the environment and people, is now a priority also in the luxury and fashion sector and today the creativity of the best designers is expressed also through the choice of natural and biodegradable materials. We are already collaborating with some of the most important worldwide fashion brands and thanks to this experience we launch today our sixth business unit to respond to the market in a more rapid, timely and personalized way».

The 6 business units of Bio-On are: Bio-on Plants; Cosmetic, Nanomedicine & Smart Materials (CNS); Recovery and Fermentation (RAF); Engineering (ENG), Structural Materials Development (SMD) and Fashion Development Materials.

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Italy has been playing a determinant role in the fashion industry and has been a driver of the bioplastics industry. It was a logical step to include biodegradable textile to their portfolio.
  • Bio-On has been making many strategic move recently and is determined to lead the industry.
  • Bio-On has been active in terms of bioplastics toys and bio-cosmetics.

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