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Qorium
Material Name: 

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Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Cultivated animal cells

Founded: 

2015

HQ: 

Netherlands

TRL: 

1

Founder(s): 

Rutger Ploem, Stef Kranendijk, Mark Post

Website: 
About the Company

Qorium was founded in 2014 and realized a proof of concept of cultivated leather.

Material

Leather from cultivated animal cells.

Technology

A sample of animal cells are placed in a cultivator with the nutrients necessary for growth and division. Compared to conventional leather, Qorium claims their cultivated leather is made by using 99% less water, 66% less energy, without the most polluting first two phases of the tanning process and without any methane gas as emitted by the numerous cows responsible for the global 2 billion square meter/year conventional leather market.

Applications

Any application where skins are used.

Selected Brand Partnerships

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