48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2023) - Gold Medal
In this project, bacterial cellulose (BC) will be developed as sustainable source for regenerated cellulose fibres production. Bacterial cellulose with high purity, high degree of polymerisation and high crystallinity could be utilised as alternative source for cellulosic fibre production. The advantages for this source are their fast growth rate and without the use of pesticide, copious amount of water and polluting chemical process.
The objectives of this project are:
- To prepare regenerated cellulose fibre from the bacterial cellulose
- To study the process parameter for the growth of bacterial cellulose and find out the optimised condition
- To develop solvent systems for dissolving bacterial cellulose efficiently
- To study the process parameter for the wet spinning of regenerated bacterial cellulose fibre and find out the optimised condition
It is expected that the outcomes of this project can provide a know-how from bacterial cellulose cultivation to BC-based regenerated cellulose fibres.