PERTH – The technology of Australian textile innovator Nanollose, which ferments organic waste from the food and beverage industries to produce microbial cellulose which can be spun into fibres, has been awarded a US patent.
It is the first US patent granted for Nanollose and follows a joint application from the company and Grasim Industries, part of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the world’s largest man-made cellulosic fibre producers.
The patent application, titled ‘Methods For Producing a Viscose Dope from Microbial Cellulose’, was the third granted to the company globally but the first relating specifically to its fibre technologies.
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