Bacteria

Pigments, Glazes, Dyes
Bacteria

Sustainable Structural Colour from Bacteria

Sustainable coloured biomaterials can be created from structurally coloured bacteria.
Hoekmine BV is performing strain improvement and process development to create low cost colourants.
These can be considered a disruptive innovation for the dye industries. The colours are intense and non-bleaching and do not contain petroleum products or heavy metals. Dye processes are inefficient, and waste water and energy, plus create pollution.

Maker

Hoekmine BV

References

Genetic manipulation of structural color in bacterial colonies (Article)