Project Leader: Professor Adisa Azapagic
Project Duration: July 2012 - June 2015.
Funding Value: €4.7m.
Funding Source: European Commission
|P&G UK – Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Limited (United Kingdom)||CULGI – Culgi B.V (Netherlands)|
|P&G BIC – Procter & Gamble Services Company N.V.(Belgium)||CIMV – Compagnie Industrielle De La Matière Végétale (France)|
|IFAM – Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany)||CTECH – Ciaotech Srl (Italy)|
|UNITOV – Tor Vergata University (Italy)||DNL – Dyadic Netherlands (Netherlands)|
|MAVI – MAVI SUD S.R.L. (Italy)||The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)|
The BIO-MIMETIC project will generate a new class of bio-inspired polymers via extraction of natural compounds from renewable resources. These polymers with novel properties will be produced through a new biological transformation route, involving environmentally friendly enzymatic processes, inspired by polymerisation processes in nature.
The novel BIO-MIMETIC process-route will use renewable resources. New enzymes will be developed to transform bio-mass into bio-based polymers that can be conjugated or cross-linked into novel polymeric structures for consumer products.
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