February 19, 2015

Material Insight: Bioleather

Material ConneXion’s Dr. Andrew Dent talks bacteria. If they are fed a sugary solution, they will produce bacterial cellulose which can be rolled into translucent sheets, dried and coated par­affin for a waterproof membrane that’s as flexible, durable, and tear-resistant as real leather. Produced and edited by James Eades.

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