Decorative object and packaging from shellfish shell waste

Compostable decorative object and packaging made with crustacean shell waste, turning a waste into an important resource for the development of a sustainable material.
The process involves shredding the powdered shells to obtain chitin, a fibrous substance that is the main component of crustacean shells and the second largest biopolymer in the world. Subsequently the powder is transformed into a gelatinous sheet used to make candles, plant pots, films, food packaging, which can be biodegradable and compostable at the end of their life.
Dedicated machinery has been designed and manufactured for the processing of this circular material to facilitate the production process, with the intention of trying to reduce the use of plastic on a large scale by providing sustainable alternatives.

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