Antonia Jara-Contreras, Neloufar Taheri, Julian Ellis-Brown, Finlay Duncan
About the Company
Saltyco® is a materials science company that develops plant-based fiber fill as an alternative for down. Their manufactured facility called Halolab® is located in Scotland, where the raw materials are warehoused and mechanically processed.
BioPuff® is a lightweight cellulose fiber fill that can be used as next-gen down. BioPuff® fibers have cluster structure that traps heat within small air pockets to retain warmth. BioPuff® has been tested and benchmarked against well-known petroleum-based, plant-based, and animal-based fiber fill materials. The material thermal insulation is comparable to 600 fill power goose-down can save up to 30 geese and reduce petroleum by 70% per jacket, in addition to saving up to 25 litres of fresh drinking water.
BioPuff is made from plants grown in wetland environments. Its pure cellulosic structure with SaltyCo's green-chemistry enhancements optimises it for performance. The lack of man-made chemicals makes BioPuff easy to compost and biodegrade at end-of-life.
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