Modern Absorbent Hygiene Products (baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products) improve quality of life, provide great protection, and can support the skin health of millions of people. Made of high quality nonwoven fabrics, they provide help prevent from leakage, and contribute to the comfort and convenience of good hygiene on a daily basis
Recovery of 3 high purify fractions: cellulose, plastic fraction and Super Absorbent Polymer fraction (SAP).
Enhaced quality of cellulose by reducing the SAP content from 50% to 5%.
Demonstration of an innovative pretreatment technology for the obtaining of fermentable sugars from AHP waste cellulose to be converted through first of its kind biotech process into biobased building blocks of industrial interest.
Demonstration of conversion of syngas from AHP waste cellulose into biodegradable Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)
Demonstration of biobased and biodegradable polyesters formulation suitable for packaging applications
Recycled plastic fraction into plastic bins and caps, deactivated cells from PHB fermentation into organic fertilizers, PHB into medical devices, biobased polyesters into films for non-food packaging applications, recycled SAP into innovative absorbent underpads
Design of a system for recovery of phosphate, ammonium, potassium and urea contained in wastewater from AHP pretreatment process
Valorisation of by-products from fermentation into bio-energy production