Bio-based synthetic fibers

The new polymers obtained from vegetable sources
Technologies - MU Sustainable Innovation

These are polymers like polyester and polyamide, obtained not from oil but from specific plant resources, such as castor beans. Almost always recyclable, bio-based yarns and fabrics can sometimes also be biodegradable, although this feature is not due to the origin of the polymerization process but to the structure of the polymer itself. Biodegradation, in fact, means the disintegration of the material within a certain period of time and under controlled conditions, i.e. in dedicated systems. What is then the advantage of a bio-based polymer? Unquestionably, the fact that it’s not derived from fossil fuels. It is up to the producer to guarantee the biodegradability, compostability and recyclability characteristics that the market demands.