ISA TanTec leather, alternative leather, automotive leather, next-gen leather for cars, cactus leather, MII Next-gen Materials.
ISA TanTec
Material Name: 

HyphaLite

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

1995

HQ: 

Macao

TRL: 

2

Founder(s): 

Thomas Schneider

Website: 
About the Company

COSM™ (Creation of Sustainable Materials) is a division of ISA TanTec that specializes in the development and production of biodegradable materials made from mushroom, mycelium, and plant-based materials.

Material

HyphaLite HP is the first product launched under COSM. HyphaLite HP is made from mushrooms, is ~90% bio-based and biodegradable.

Technology

Mushrooms unsuitable for human consumption are farmed on wood chips and rice husks. Dehydrated mushrooms are transported to the production facility to reduce CO2 impact.

Applications

Footwear, accessories

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.