HydroFibre: a new cosmetic ingredient from bacterial cellulose

Time: 3:50 pm - 4:10 pm

Date: 23/10/2019

Theatre: Room 3

23-10-2019 15:50 23-10-2019 16:10 Europe/London HydroFibre: a new cosmetic ingredient from bacterial cellulose

Bacterial Cellulose (BC) is a sophisticated material produced by fermentation, most efficiently by acetic acid bacteria from the genera Komagataeibacter. While chemically identical to plant cellulose, BC is chemically pure. Each BNC nanofiber is a bundle of cellulose nanofibrils. Due to their nano-size, these aggregates of extended cellulose chains have a rather large surface area…. Leer más »

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Synopsis

Bacterial Cellulose (BC) is a sophisticated material produced by fermentation, most efficiently by acetic acid bacteria from the genera Komagataeibacter. While chemically identical to plant cellulose, BC is chemically pure. Each BNC nanofiber is a bundle of cellulose nanofibrils. Due to their nano-size, these aggregates of extended cellulose chains have a rather large surface area. The unique properties of BNC account for an extraordinary physico-chemical and mechanical behavior.

Several studies are being carried out to investigate the technological role of BNC. Preliminary results already showed that BNC is technically superior to hydrocolloidal microcrystalline plant cellulose and can outperform them in several applications such as the stabilization of heterogeneous systems (air-liquid, solid-liquid and liquid-liquid).

This presentation will introduce Satisfibre, a spin-off from the University of Minho that aims to operate in the fields of Biotechnology, through exploring BC, a biopolymer obtained by fermentation. Through R&D activities, networking & partnering with industry, Satisfibre aims to bring new and improved solutions, based on BC, to the food sector, biomedical, composites, pulp and paper industries. Further, an overview of Satisfibre’s roadmap towards the implementation of a large-scale BC production technology for several market applications, will be show. This will be followed by a demonstration of the functional role of HydroFibre (a specific BC formulation developed by Satisfibre) in the development of cosmetic formulations.

Speakers

  • View full profile for Fernando DouradoFernando Dourado Invited assistant researcher at the Centre of Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, and co-founder, shareholder, and member of the board of administration of Satisfibre, S.A., Braga, Portugal

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