ORGANIC LEATHERLIKE TEXTILE THAT FEELS LIKE LEATHER

WHAT WE DO

There´s about 2 billion m² of leather produced annually worldwide. Producing only 1 m² of leather uses about 2.5 kg of toxic chemicals, such as arsenic, lead and chromium, causing serious health risks and pollution.

Eco-friendly alternatives whether

– only look but do not feel like leather;

– are too expensive;

– are too slow to produce or hard to scale up.

GELATEX IS THE ONLY ECO-FRIENDLY LEATHERLIKE MATERIAL THAT IS AFFORDABLE, CHEMICALLY IDENTICAL TO LEATHER AND EASILY SCALABLE.

HOW DO WE DO THAT?

Gelatex is a non-vowen textile that is produced using gelatin that is made of low value waste of meat industries.

So besides skin it is possible to make leatherlike textile from bones also, enabling to get up to 3 times more material from the same animal.

Gelatex production uses only natural, non-toxic substances and makes therefore no harm to the environment, to people or animals living in the surrounding areas,

to workers producing Gelatex, nor the final consumer of the products made of Gelatex.

ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE

No toxic chemicals

Organic raw material

Made of waste

Few water and energy needed to produce

COMES ON ROLLS

Easy to handle

Faster design and cutting of final product

15-20% less material waste compared to leather

SUPERIOR PROPERTIES

Feels like leather

Breathable and durable

Customizable properties (texture, thickness, water resistance)

WHO WE ARE

We produce material that is better than leather.

The team behind Gelatex started to work on the idea in spring 2016 with the aim of making the textile industry more sustainable. The idea of using gelatin for the production of leatherlike textile grew out of the university research.

The company Gelatex Technologies OÜ was founded in November 2016.

Märt-Erik Martens

CO-FOUNDER & CTO

Märt-Erik has researched gelatin-based materials almost 3 years during his bachelor´s studies of materials science. He has also background in engineering, physics and chemistry. He takes care of research and development in Gelatex.

Awards & Media
  • 2nd place and audience favourite at Climate Launchpad Estonian Finals, Aug 2016

Startup Estonia

Kuku Raadio Ilmaparandaja

 

  • 1st place at Climate Launchpad European Finals, Oct 2016

Climate- KIC

Estonian World

 

  • Visit to Estonian National Television morning show Terevisioon, Oct 2016

Terevisioon

 

  • Participation as speakers at Eco-Innovation Forum, Oct 2016

European Commission

 

  • Awarded as Cleantech Newcomer of the Year in Estonia by Climate-KIC Alumni Club, Dec 2016

Ministry of Environment (Estonia)

 

  • One of the winners of Prototron competition (10 000 €), Dec 2016

Prototron

Prototron (Youtube)

THANKS FOR SUPPORTERS:
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Between the period of 27th Feb to 31st July 2017 European Regional Development Fund helped Gelatex Technologies OÜ to develop the initial solution for collecting nanofibers that is compatible with the existing technology, and characterize the material generated with the method with a grant of € 4,000.

CONTACT US

Phone: +372 53418898

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