RISE® — The Research, Innovation & Science For Engineered Fabrics Conference, will be held September 11-13, 2018, at the Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel, Raleigh, N.C. The conference, now in its eighth year and organized by the Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), focuses on innovations in global plastics extrusion, multifunctional fabric technologies, innovative apparel manufacturing and disruptive engineered materials with the aim of connecting innovations with real-world applications. Mango Materials will be presenting at the conference along with other companies such as Gingko Bioworks, Performance Biofilaments, Fiber Innovation Technology, Lenzing AG, among others.
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In the third installment of a three part series, writer Mary Catherine O’Connor provides some solutions to the microfibers problem, which includes Mango Materials’ biodegradable fibers. Other solutions include catching the fibers in the washing process or using additives to enhance biodegradation at the wastewater treatment plant.
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Molly had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lowell for a recent “Learning with Lowell” podcast. They discussed biodegradable polymers, what is it like starting a company, and a few of Molly’s favorite things.
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Mango Materials included in first Emerging Materials Innovators Report by Cradle to Cradle Fashion Positive
Cradle to Cradle Fashion Positive recently released the first edition of a quarterly report highlighting the most promising innovators working towards the future of fashion. Mango Materials is honored to be included in this report and are grateful to Fashion Positive for showcasing our polyester of the future.
This quarterly report is released to Fashion Positive’s global network in hopes to encourage the investor and accelerator community, along with their brand partners, to support these committed innovators. To read about all of the innovators featured in the report and to receive copies of future reports, sign up here.
Mango Materials selected as one of 15 innovators in batch #3 of the Fashion for Good – Plug and Play accelerator
Mango Materials has been selected as one of 15 innovators for the Fashion for Good – Plug and Play accelerator. As part of Batch #3, we will be participating in events from March to June at their facility in Amsterdam that include meetings with brands, mentors, and corporate partners in the sustainable fashion space.
Fashion for Good was launched in 2017 and the Accelerator Programme is part of the Innovation Platform, which also includes a Scaling Programme and the Good Fashion Fund.
Molly and Anne will be attending several focus weeks and the accelerator will conclude on June 14th with a graduation at the Fashion for Good hub in Amsterdam, where we will showcase our biopolyester made from methane to an audience of industry leaders and investors.
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Mango Materials is honored to have made the list of the 50 hottest companies in the advanced bioeconomy for 2018. This list is generated from votes by the invited international Selectors and subscribers of Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily.
Other companies making the list include Novozymes, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Boeing, Impossible Foods, LanzaTech, Braskem, and Beyond Meat. To see the full list of Hot 50 companies, click here.
Molly represented Mango Materials at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES2017) in Hyderabad, India. Molly was selected as a semi-finalist to pitch at the catalyst pitch competition held by Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST). The semi-finalists were chosen based on a combined score that took into account the public vote, pitch video, and feedback from expert judges. Molly was awarded the Women’s First Award presented by Amazon which includes a Dell computer and Amazon services!
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Mango Materials was named #12 of the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest. We are honored to continue to be recognized by the readers of Biofuels Digest!
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Molly Morse announced at SynBioBeta 2017 that Mango Materials has a path to biodegradable fibers. The PHA fibers are an interesting solution that allows you to have a closed-loop process and help reduce the amount of waste generated by the textile industry.
“The material can also reduce ocean plastic pollution. If a T-shirt made from regular polyester is washed in a washing machine, tiny microfibers typically wash down the drain, and because they aren’t broken down at wastewater treatment plants, can make it into the ocean. Fibers from the new material would degrade at a treatment plant instead, and if a whole T-shirt happened to fall in the ocean, marine organisms could digest it.”
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