Naturbeads has developed a very unique and innovative technology which allows the substitution of plastic microbeads with biodegradable cellulose-based products in a variety of applications.
Naturbeads was incorporated by the initiative of an international team including an Italian entrepreneur, Dr Giovanna Laudisio and an Italian academic, Prof Davide Mattia, together with Prof Janet Scott. With the funds raised, Naturbeads will finance the scale-up of this technology from pilot to demo plant scale and will expand the range of applications of its platform technology. In addition to cosmetics, paints, coatings, additives for the oil and gas industry, packaging and composites, Naturbeads, through its Italian subsidiary Naturbeads Italia will start to explore the application of its cellulose beads to the tyre industry to make it more sustainable and decrease its contribution to microplastic pollution.
Bernhard Ludwig, Executive Director Operations & Sales:
“We are happy not only to supply the necessary solvent for the process but to further contribute to the development of what we consider a game-changing technology.”