Gelatex materials are derived from gelatin – a versatile natural protein derived from abundantly available waste from meat processing industry.
The Gelatex Process
Our core component is gelatin— a versatile yet undervalued byproduct of the livestock industry.
Today in the livestock industry, when animals are slaughtered only 60% of the animal may be used for meat. The rest is often discarded.
As a part of discarded waste, there are bones, skin scraps and tendons that can be used to make gelatin – a natural versatile protein. Today, over 5 million tons of this material only in EU is incinerated.
At Gelatex, we gelatin that is upcycled from this waste is used as a core component of our natural, safe, and sustainable materials.
We mix the gelatin into a solution. Gelatex then uses a proprietary method of spinning gelatin into insoluble nanofibrous mesh.
We mix a solution from gelatin
To build non-woven mesh
Once the mesh is created, the structure becomes a perfect base for combining it with other materials to formulate it for diverse applications and industries.
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eco-textile for fashion or interior
a base for tissue engineering
A porous material
with large surface area works for
The Gelatex Process:
Creating a Sustainable Textile
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Building automated production line
We are currently building a fully automated pilot production line that would enable to produce Gelatex material in continuous line with stable quality.