Cellulose-based proprietary aerogels and hydrogels applicable in materials and life sciences

Transforming cellulose into smart and sustainable solutions

Cellulose, the most abundant organic polymer found on Earth, exists in various sources such as wood, cotton, hemp, and algae. It can be sustainably obtained from local and responsible sources, making it an environmentally friendly option. Additionally, cellulose is both recyclable and biodegradable.

At AlmaScience, we have developed patented technologies and processes to elevate this sustainable material to new heights. Our cellulose and nanocellulose-based aerogels and hydrogels are incredibly lightweight and possess unique properties. This makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, including packaging, flexible electronics, thermal and sound insulation, and the bio-medical field. By harnessing the abundance of cellulose as a raw material, we are paving the way for a greener and more innovative future.

CelluGel is great for

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Revolutionary thin and flexible substrates for printed electronics, enabling the development of next-generation electronic devices and technologies with enhanced performance and agility.

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Revolutionary sustainable plastic alternative packaging solutions that reduce plastic waste and environmental impact, without compromising durability or functionality.

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Cutting-edge thermal and sound insulation solutions utilizing advanced cellulose-based materials that offer superior performance and energy efficiency, creating more sustainable and comfortable living spaces.

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Innovative ready-to-grow paper nutrient packs that provide essential nutrients for plants, promoting healthy growth and higher yields.

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Microbial testing

Extended shelf-life cellulose-based culture media designed to support the growth of various microorganisms, facilitating accurate and reliable testing outcomes.

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About us

SmartPack by AlmaScience is the product of a robust partnership between AlmaScience innovation lab and stakeholders within the Portuguese cellulose, paper, and cork ecosystem. This alliance includes R&D centers, academia, private companies, and public entities, with support from the Portuguese government. This expansive network harnesses the collective expertise, skills, and resources of our associates, allowing us to efficiently transform product concepts into practical technological solutions — from inception to market launch.

Meet the team behind CelluGel

At AlmaScience, a team of over 30 PhD’s and research assistants works at the crossroads of paper technology and coatings, chemistry and biotech, functional and smart materials, electronics and IoT. They are supported by a robust and diverse management team and advisory board with an international presence.

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Hear from those who have innovated with us

Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência (logo)
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Financiado pela União Europeia - NextGenerationEU (logo)
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Agência Nacional de Inovação (logo)
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