Fibrenamics was present at Innovation Open Day MilkFibre, “a revolutionary project that aims to create an R&D center to develop casein fiber from non-food milk produced in the Azores region” for future industrial applications, including the textile.
“I am certain that Fibrenamics’ technological and scientific contribution to this project will have a huge impact on the region’s economic leverage,” said Raul Fangueiro, president of the Fibrenamics Institute, in statements cited on social media. Via the Center for Innovation in Advanced Materials and Products (CIMPA), the MilkFibre project is promoted by INOVA – Institute of Technological Innovation of the Azores, in partnership with Fibrenamics,
Produced from milk from the Azores region, the artificial fiber of protein origin, derived from milk casein, will aim to be able to trigger the use of fibers obtained in various fields of distinct applications, such as textiles, the food sector, and health, among others.
At a macro and nano level, the functionalization of the fibers obtained (macro and nanofibers) aims to provide them with additional properties, such as topographic roughness and antibacterial action to increase the range of applications of the materials obtained.