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Eat. Save. Make. Learn how food waste can become biomaterial


Workshop program:

  • Introduction on Reflow and Centrinno by Comune di Milano – Rossana Torri & Liat Rogel
  • Biomaterials: ingredients, processes, potential, implementation, application and impact
  • Examples of start-ups and SMEs working with biomaterials focused on design and fashion
  • Q&A


16th December: 10.00-17.00 theory + hands-on activity

  • Theoretical:
    • Introduction to biomaterials and Materiom vision.
    • Design of biomaterial via ingredients identified: Prepare biopolymers selected and discuss the role of each component in the biomaterial.( i.e. Structural Matrix + Reinforcing material + Plasticisers)
  • Making: 
    • Recipe 1 – Gelatin-based bioplastic & variations
    • Recipe 2 – Cellulose-based bioplastic & variations
    • Recipe 3 – Starch-based bioplastic & variations
    • Recipe 4 – Combination with local waste
    • Recipe 5- Other Seaweed-based biopolymers


17th December: 10.00-13.00 troubleshooting and digital fabrication

  • Review Materials Day Before
      • Analysing resulting materials & troubleshooting guidelines.
  • Theoretical Content:
      • Biomaterials and Digital Fabrication
      • (Biomaterials making tools & Standardized testing + Documenting)
  • Q&A & Closing


The talk will be held in English. Access to the event is allowed only to persons holding the Covid19 Super Green Pass certification (in digital or paper format).

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