Avgol And Algaeing Join Forces On Sustainable Algae-Powered Technology

Avgol, a producer of spunlaid nonwovens, is partnering with Algaeing, a textile innovation company that invented and patented algae bio-based formulations for colorants and fibers. The parties will first focus on the use of Algaein’s unique environmental solution for modifying the aesthetic qualities of materials with Avgol’s ongoing commitment to sustainable polyolefin based spunbond and meltblown fabrics for hygiene and medical/PPE applications. Specifically, body liner materials for absorbent hygiene products (AHP’s) and face mask/face covering components will  be key targets in their respective markets for the first-generation product launch.

Algaeing’s technologies utilize various algae species to produce a wide range of appealing colors, many of which replicate the colors used in nonwoven fabrics today. The benefits of using an algae bio-source go far beyond the removal of chemically synthesized colorants, and include synergistic benefits of vastly reduced water consumption, chemical/fertilizer use, and carbon dioxide emissions.

“We’re very excited to bring our technology into the realm of spunlaid nonwovens,” comments Renana Krebs, CEO of Algaeing. “The opportunities to utilize our technology in Avgol’s sustainable component materials and bring color, as well as the skin wellness attributes of algae-derived health benefits into personal care items, is an incredible opportunity to reduce the human impact around the world on a large scale. We’re thrilled to be partnering with a leading global brand like Avgol and introducing Algaeing’s ‘triple good solution’ (good for the planet, for the industry and our skin) to new and exciting markets such as Hygiene and Medical with a wide range of applications.”

Shachar Rachim, CEO of Avgol, says, “Avgol is building a portfolio of products and materials to offer 100% sustainable end-products for Hygiene, Medical, PPE and Industrial applications. Our recent announcement on the collaboration with Polymateria and the Biotransformation Technology for fugitive single use articles fills out one part of the overall catalogue. Creating a link with other companies which have a drive towards the future and round out our offering is critical for supporting our vision. We found that exact motivation in Algaeing.” 

The companies have been working together since 2020 and have proven the Algaeing colorant technology in proof of concept and prototyping phases. The parties are now preparing to enter the next stages of the product introduction pipeline.

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