PHA all the fashion?


Fashion Development Materials is the newest Bio-on business unit, just added by the company to the five created a year ago.

A dedicated team will develop new materials based on Bio-on’s 100% natural and biodegradable Minerv PHA bioplastics, which will be targeted at the fashion and luxury industry. The goal is to identify processes, technologies and patents to produce fabrics, yarns, flexible surfaces, films, etc. made of bioplastic and designed to replace today's materials, many of which are synthetic and polluting.
The new materials, said the Bioplastics specialist, are intended as a response to the problems caused by synthetic fibers that are released into the environment, a situation similar to that of the plastic microbeads used in cosmetics that pollute seas and rivers.
In both cases Bio-on has developed innovative solutions starting from PHA bioplastics, which comes from a completely organic process and are 100% biodegradable.

«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 - explains Marco Astorri, President and CEO of Bio-on - 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».

Fashion Development Material (FDM) is added to the 5 business units that Bio-on created one year ago: Bio-on Plants; Cosmetic, Nanomedicine & Smart Materials (CNS); Recovery and Fermentation (RAF); Engineering (ENG) e Structural Materials Development (SMD).
In the last 12 months, the activities of the business units, in addition to representing an optimization of the company organization, have allowed the development of the Bio-on business model through the creation of "newco" dedicated to specific market sectors. Thanks to the recognized potential and the positive impact that Bio-on biopolymers can generate, these new companies have attracted the attention and entry as business partner of some of the most important players in the reference markets.

All the Minerv PHA bioplastics (polyhydroxyalkanoates) developed by Bio-on are made from renewable plant sources with no competition with food supply chains. They guarantee the same thermo-mechanical properties as conventional plastics with the advantage of being 100% eco-sustainable and naturally biodegradable.