Bemberg, Asahi Kasei, next-gen silk, alternative silk.
Asahi Kasei
Material Name: 

Bemberg™

Biomimicry: 

Silk

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

1931

HQ: 

Germany

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Shitagau Noguchi

Website: 
About the Company

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a multinational Japanese chemical company, that is specialized in serving markets with performance plastics, synthetic rubber and elastomers, packaging products, performance coating materials, membranes and systems, and acrylonitrile. At the same time, it serves as a driver for the development of products and product grades to open up new businesses and application areas.

Material

Bemberg™ is biodegradable and compostable fiber.

Technology

Bemberg™ is a regenerated cellulose fiber that uses 100% cotton linter—a pre-consumer material obtained from the manufacturing process of cottonseed oil. It is an environment-friendly material that is biodegradable and compostable for circularity and undergoes environment-friendly production that includes a proprietary closed-loop system enabling recovery and reuse of major chemicals while achieving zero emissions of waste.

Applications

Fashion, home goods.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Payal Pratap, Hemang Agrawal (Indian designer), Hemang Agrawal (Tattva collection).

Bemberg - Asahi Kasei - Credits - Tattva collection by Hemang Agrawal made with Bemberg. 2

Bemberg - Asahi Kasei - Credits - Tattva collection by Hemang Agrawal made with Bemberg. 2

Credits: Tattva collection by Hemang Agrawal made with Bemberg™.

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