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Biomaterials technology company MycoWorks announced the opening date of the world’s-first commercial-scale Fine Mycelium™ production plant in South-Caroline, US. The 136,000 square foot factory will employ more than 350 people.
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Mycelium has long been known as a versatile biobased material. At the Dutch Design Week in the Netherlands, for instance, a pavilion built entirely of Mycelium was presented to the public as early as 2019. Until now, however, the material has always had a rather coarse structure.

MycoWorks’ patented Fine Mycelium technology engineers mycelium during growth to form proprietary, interlocking cellular structures for unparalleled beauty, handfeel, strength and durability. The company’s flagship material- Reishi- is a plastic-free leather alternative that meets the luxury industry’s performance standards. Since Reishi’s introduction, the company has partnered with major brands across the luxury, fashion, home furnishings and automotive industries, including Hermès, Ligne Roset and GM.

Fine Mycelium stands out in a field of alternatives that depend on polyurethane (PU) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) films, fillers, or backings to provide strength and durability.

The new plant is scheduled to open on 20 September 2023. See the MycoWorks website for more information.

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