Polybion, Celium, Next-gen leather, Alternative leather, Leather substitute.
Polybion
Material Name: 

Celium®

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2015

HQ: 

Mexico

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

Alexis Gómez-Ortigoza, Axel Gómez-Ortigoza, Bárbara González Rolón

Website: 
About the Company

Polybion is a Mexican-based company that uses waste as raw material and bacterial cellulose-based to produce next-gen leather thus driving the circular economy and increasing sustainability.

Material

Celium® is a vegan and organic next-gen leather composed of bacterial cellulose. It can be customized by color, graining, embossing, and it is water resistant.

Technology

Polybion develops Celium by feeding bacteria with agro-industrial fruit residues. In a medium, a favorable environment is created for cellulose to be structured as a metabolic by-product. Once formed, the cell-based Celium membrane undergoes a non-harmful stabilization process to achieve the desired characteristics.

Applications

Fashion, Accessories, Sportwear.

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

Celium caramel next-gen leather by Polybion.

Celium beige next-gen leather by Polybion.

Celium black next-gen leather by Polybion.

Images credits: Polybion.

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