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Vegan leather is created in Mexico 




 

Mexico, Jan (Notimex) - The Mexican company Polybion, founded by brothers Axel and Alexis Gómez-Ortigoza, created a biomaterial similar to leather that can be used in the textile industry to make footwear, bags or purses.

 

This biomaterial was created from agroindustrial waste coming from packing plants. It uses the transformation work of waste that the bacteria carry out in remains of mango and strawberry.

 

In the process, a membrane is generated, then transformed into a textile "that resembles leather", said the Engineer in biotechnology from the Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey and co-founder of the company Polybion, Axel Gómez-Ortigoza.

 

Photo: Poybion/Instagram

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