Bio-additives are molecules added to a matrix of (bio)polymers or coatings to give them specific properties. These high-performance bio-based additives help to reduce the consumption of fossil resources and support the creation of value chain cycles.
The bio-additives developed by Materia Nova have the following functionalities:
− Biobased flame retardants
− High-performance thermosetting resins
− Antifouling and anti-microbial agents
− Surfactant properties
− Molecules with bio-stimulating properties
- Laboratories dedicated to the extraction, characterization and separation of substances of interest from biomass or by bacterial process.
- Chemical laboratories dedicated to the chemical modification of additives and incorporation of biobased additives in materials and coatings.
- State-of-the-art equipment in terms of biological, chemical and physicochemical characterization.
- Climatic chambers enabling numerous tests and biological trials to be carried out under controlled conditions (temperature, humidity, light, etc.), on cell suspensions or seedlings.