High performance materials, inspired by natureTackling

plastic pollution in textiles with a novel bioplastic

Humble Bee aims to combat the global crisis of plastic pollution by replacing existing, unsustainable, synthetic plastics with their biomimetic inspired counterpart. In this endeavour, Humble Bee has identified a particular species of solitary bee whose nest-lining material features a novel protein, and are commissioning the drafting of a provisional patent on the novel protein-polymer. Following their research goals, the company hopes to take this revolutionary technology into distribution – targeting the textile market first and extending into other sectors soon after. Gherzi supports young researchers and exciting projects worldwide in the fields of fibers, chemistry, surface production, textile digitalization and other areas. Modern-day challenges faced by the textile industry strengthen developments in the areas of sustainability, circularity and the innovative digital business models of the future.

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