CHITOSAN profile

CHITOSAN profile  by Max Greiner, Lara Herrmann & Sophie Kikowatz Description of the materialChitosan is a substance obtained by deacetylation of chitin (the second most abundant natural biopolymer after cellulose). Natural occurrences of chitin are shellfish, exoskeletons of insects and fungi. The shells or insect carapaces are available in large quantities, e.g. in the production […]

INTERVIEW with ANKE WUNDER from BIOLOG HEPPE

INTERVIEW with ANKE WUNDER from BIOLOG HEPPE by Max Greiner, Sophie Kikowatz & Lara Herrmann What are the most important steps of the chitosan production?  We use shells that are left over from peeling crabs and prawns. Often there are remains of meat (protein) and calcium carbonate, but the most interesting substance of such shells […]

INTERVIEW with FLORIAN HOFMANN from TU BERLIN

INTERVIEW with FLORIAN HOFMANN from TU BERLIN by Max Greiner, Sophie Kikowatz & Lara Herrmann What made you get involved in the topic sustainability? I studied sustainability science and while I was thinking about what I wanted to do in my master‘s thesis, I found the topic of obsolescence quite exciting. It has been picked […]

ChitoWool

ChitoWool Acoustic modules for adding value to wool and chitosan In combination with chitosan, sheep’s wool can be shaped in new ways. This opens up new application possibilities in which wool from different sheep breeds and of different qualities can be used. This counteracts the problem that many regional sheep farmers are having difficulties selling […]