INNOVATOR PROFILE

TEXTICEL BY BIOTECAM

COMPANY INFORMATION

Founded: 2012

Headquarters: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Website: http://biotecam.com.br/

COMPANY HISTORY

Biotecam is a Brazilian biotech company that operates mainly in the development of aeration systems for improvement of water quality. In the materials area, Biotecam created a biomaterial via microbial cultivation, initially studied for use in the treatment of burn injuries. This product was then adapted for use in the fashion sector.

MATERIAL

Biotecam promotes their biomaterial Texticel as a leather alternative. 

Texticel varieties

TECHNOLOGY

Microbial Cultivation

Texticel is composed of cellulose obtained by bacterial fermentation. The general production time is three weeks for cultivation and one week for drying and finishing. 

CURRENT APPLICATIONS

CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR

Pedro Ruffier from the apparel brand Movin designed clothing for the 2018 Brazil Eco Fashion Week.

Designer Liz Unikowski from the brand PAR designed a clog with Texticel

Rio-based Flying to the Sun plans to create bags with Texticel

Images from Biotecam.

Learn More

Contact MII at info@materialinnovation.org for more information on Biotecam.