Sustainable Chemistry Innovations Shaping the Future of the Process Industry

Sustainable Chemistry Innovations Shaping the Future of the Process Industry

Significant Success of Start-ups Presented by ISC3 at ACHEMA 2024

Sustainable Chemistry provides solutions to the challenges faced by the process industry. Sustainable textile dyes, alternatives to microplastics, innovative recycling technologies, and AI-supported applications are becoming increasingly important. This is one of the outcomes of ACHEMA 2024. Another key takeaway: Start-ups like Vienna Textile Lab (Austria), BIOWEG (Germany), Plastale (Egypt), Mavisol (Netherlands), and Banyan Nation (India) can make a significant global contribution with their innovative ideas and developments. At the invitation of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), these start-ups showcased their innovations as co-exhibitors at the ISC3 booth and during the "ISC3 and Friends Pitch Slam," held in collaboration with Forum Startup Chemie (Germany), 5-HT (Germany), and Brightlands (Netherlands) on the EY Green Innovation Stage, to a global audience.

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5 Start-ups, 5 Valuable Experiences for ISC3 and the Process Industry

“The success of the start-ups presented by ISC3 at ACHEMA 2024, particularly at the Pitch Slam, has confirmed that our Global Start-up Service offers a unique opportunity to advance Sustainable Chemistry innovations in the process industry,”
stated Dr. Alexis Bazzanella, Director of the ISC3 Innovation Hub. The ISC3 Innovation Hub’s Start-up Service is the world's first program to provide comprehensive support for innovators in Sustainable Chemistry, offering direct access to talent, experts, stakeholders, and collaborations.

The solutions presented by the start-ups at ACHEMA offer significant environmental benefits for the process industry, such as waste reduction, emission lowering, and enhanced sustainability standards. These advancements are beneficial not only for the environment but also for meeting the growing consumer and regulatory demands for greener and more sustainable products.

Vienna Textile Lab Sets Standards for Sustainable Manufacturing

Vienna Textile Lab is at the forefront of developing biodegradable dyes and pigments from naturally occurring microorganisms. Their collaboration with leading fashion brands and textile mills has demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of their sustainable dyes. As they now expand their reach into the process industry, the start-up is poised to drive significant environmental improvements and set new standards for sustainable manufacturing.

“We are thrilled to see our innovations in textile dyes contributing to broader sustainability efforts in the process industry,”
said Karin Fleck, CEO of Vienna Textile Lab.
"ACHEMA is a great event that allowed us to connect with numerous stakeholders, suppliers, customers and colleagues. ISC3 is an important partner for resources, advice and networking."

BIOWEG offers bio-based alternatives for the process industry

BIOWEG replaces fossil-based chemicals with innovative bio-based alternatives developed through fermentation, material science and green chemistry. Its 100% biodegradable functional ingredients replace synthetics without any loss of quality. The ISC3-supported start-up thus offers an alternative to microplastics for the process industry.

"At ACHEMA, we had the opportunity to network with several key industry players, meet potential investors, collaborate with other start-ups and open doors for promising partnerships that could drive joint growth and innovation,"
explained Naomi Michali, Chief of Staff at BIOWEG.
"ISC3's Global Start-up Service offers tailored mentoring programmes, extensive network access and resources that fit perfectly with our sustainability mission."

Mavisol, Plastale and Banyan Nation offer solutions for a circular economy

Mavisol has developed an on-line quality monitoring solution using machine vision and AI for PET packaging production. This technology enables the wider use of recycled PET (rPET) without compromising quality and supports the transition to a circular economy in line with Industry 4.0 standards.

"The support of ISC3 has been invaluable in showcasing our innovation on a global stage and engaging with key industry players,"
said Nikolai Bredelev, CEO of Mavisol.

Other solutions for the circular economy were presented by Plastale and Banyan Nation.

"We had the privilege to co-exhibit at the ISC3 booth and present to global investors and various stakeholders at the Innovation Stage. ISC3 provided us with a great platform for visibility and exposure,"
said Abdallah Hassanin, CEO of Plastale.

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