Project

PolyBioSkin

Acronym
PolyBioSkin
Code
41A09117
Duration
01 June 2017 → 31 July 2020
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
biopolymers nanostructured biopolyesters biodegradable
 
Project description

PolyBioSkin develops biopolymers for high-demand skin-contact applications. PolyBioSkin will focus on two main classes of bio-based polymers: (a) polysaccharides (cellulose, starch and chitin/chitosan) and (b) biopolyesters, such as polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs).

Over the next three years, PolyBioSkin will develop and validate:

*a biodegradable diaper;

*a biodegradable and bioactive facial beauty mask;

*a nanostructured biocompatible non-woven tissue.