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ScobyTec
Material Name: 

ScobyTec BNC

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2014

HQ: 

Germany

TRL: 

Founder(s): 

Carolin Wendel, Bernhard Schipper, Carolin Schulze

Website: 
About the Company

ScobyTec is a German startup with an interdisciplinary research team from the fields of biology, software development, industrial design, and clothing technology. ScobyTec develops materials from bacterial cellulose as well as their scalable finishing and production processes. The company explores sustainable and vegan materials for the textile and automotive industry to replace animal and/or fossil-based polymers. Their main goal is to bring a material that is sustainable throughout the entire production chain to the market with a comparable cost-benefit factor with the same qualitative characteristics as conventional leather, textiles, and plastics.

Material

ScobyTec BNC (Bacterial Nano Cellulose) is composed of cellulose produced by fermentation of bacteria. According to the company, their material exhibits high mechanical strength (tear resistance, abrasion resistance); high water absorption; high crystallinity; ultra-fine and pure nano-fiber structure (natural knitted fabric); and is non-flammable, all proven by standardized test methods.

Technology

ScobyTec BNC (Bacterial Nano Cellulose) is a metabolic product of symbiotic bacteria and yeast cultures that is produced during the fermentation of carbohydrates.

Applications

Fashion, Footwear, Accessories, and Home goods.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Ricosta, Fairschuh.

Ricosta's kids shoes made with ScobyTec BNC.

Ricosta's kids shoes made with ScobyTec BNC.

Laptop sleevv by ScobyTec.

Laptop sleevv by ScobyTec.

FAIRschuh Sneaker made with ScobyTec BNC. ScobyTec BNC, MII Next-gen Materials, Next-gen Leather, Alternative Leather, Scoby Leather.

FAIRschuh Sneaker made with ScobyTec BNC.

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