German biotechnology companies BRAIN Biotech AG and AMSilk GmbH will cooperate to develop new bio-based protein fibers for the performance materials market. Petroleum-based textile fibers made of polyethylene or polyamide are well known to be a main source of microplastics, as well as causing the unsustainable disposal of discarded clothing and other textiles in landfills. The companies believe that bio-fabricated products hold enormous potential as sustainable material solutions for the future.
AMSilk produces biotechnological materials based on renewable carbon structural proteins that are not only fully recyclable, but also 100 percent biodegradable and contain no microplastics. AMSilk produces biotechnological materials based on renewable carbon structural proteins that are not only recyclable, but also 100 percent biodegradable. BRAIN Biotech is a specialist in industrial biotechnology with a focus on nutrition, health and environment.
Due to their mechanical and biochemical properties, these biomaterials are versatile and therefore attractive for use in a variety of applications that include the apparel, medical and automotive markets.