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FROM SHRIMP SHELL TO FUNCTIONAL FABRICS

The cost of the clothes in our closet is not how much we paid for it, but the cost to the environment to make it. While fabrics better our lives in many ways, the greater textiles industry contributes immense global carbon emissions and is responsible for approximately 20% of wastewater worldwide. No doubt, if today’s lifestyle patterns continue, global apparel consumption will grow rapidly Born from a shrimp’s ‘shell clothing,’ VNF’s Chitosan offers immediate, eco-friendly solutions to empower the textiles industry to be less reliant on chemicals and ultimately sustain eco-friendly growth. Because VNF believes your clothes shouldn’t come at such a high cost to the Earth’s wellbeing.
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A major milestone for chitosan-based antimicrobial bioplastics

We all know the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to wreak havoc on human health and the global economy. But unlike other industries, the pandemic had a favorable impact on Antimicrobial Bioplastics by increasing its demand. Antimicrobial bioplastics are biopolymers infused with antimicrobial agents or additives to limit damaging microorganisms’ growth (bacteria, viruses, fungi) on its […]
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PART 3: SHRIMP-BASED FUNCTIONAL PEPTIDES AS NOVEL & EFFECTIVE PALATANTS

Follow our “Shrimp-based Functional Peptides” Series here: Part 1: Peptides – The missing piece of the protein puzzle Part 2: Superior digestibility of Shrimp-based Functional Peptides Part 3: Shrimp-based Functional Peptides as novel & effective palatants Part 4: Bioactivity of Shrimp-based Functional Peptides Part 5: VNF’s holistic solutions for the protein market Think of your […]
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PART 2: SUPERIOR DIGESTIBILITY OF SHRIMP-BASED FUNCTIONAL PEPTIDES

Follow our “Shrimp-based Functional Peptides” Series here: Part 1: Peptides – The missing piece of the protein puzzle Part 2: Superior digestibility of Shrimp-based Functional Peptides Part 3: Shrimp-based Functional Peptides as novel & effective palatants Part 4: Bioactivity of Shrimp-based Functional Peptides Part 5: VNF’s holistic solutions for the protein market Asia, as a […]
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PEPTIDES – THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PROTEIN PUZZLE

Follow our “Shrimp-based Functional Peptides” Series here: Part 1: Peptides – The missing piece of the protein puzzle Part 2: Superior digestibility of Shrimp-based Functional Peptides Part 3: Shrimp-based Functional Peptides as novel & effective palatants Part 4: Bioactivity of Shrimp-based Functional Peptides Part 5: VNF’s holistic solutions for the protein market Protein is the […]
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VNF’S ASTAXANTHIN – A NEW AND BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT

Astaxanthin is a natural carotenoid, commonly found in microalgae, crustaceans, and salmon. It is widely regarded as the king of antioxidants and used to boost the immunity, support cardiovascular system, reduce pain, improve disease resistance, etc. Astaxanthin is also used as a valuable natural color in many industries.
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VNF signs MOU with An Phat Holdings and Itochu Corporation

On November 3, 2020, in Hanoi, Vietnam, VNF signed an official MOU with An Phat Holdings (APH) and Itochu Corporation on the co-production and distribution of compostable products derived from Chitosan. VNF will be responsible for producing eco-friendly and customizable Chitosan, An Phat Holdings will create biodegradable products and compounds containing Chitosan, and Itochu Corporation will market and distribute the Chitosan compound and final product worldwide. Initial target applications include the food and medical industry. With the aim of developing novel, compostable compounds and finished products, this collaborative venture is expected to be a breakthrough solution - not only against plastic pollution but also the need for anti-microbial protection amid COVID-19.
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FROM SHRIMP SHELL TO BIOPLASTIC

The bioplastic solution needed by the world won’t be solved overnight by one company. But VNF’s Chitosan can step up to play a significant part, either as 100% Chitosan-based bioplastic or as an additive with existing bioplastic producers (PLA, PBAT, PHA, PHB, etc.). Togethers, VNF’s Chitosan help to fight bacterial contamination and boost biodegradability. Because it’s just not shrimp co-products VNF is saving from landfill pollution; we’re also stopping single-use plastics from heading that same way.
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THE 3Bs: BIOFRIENDLY, BIODEGRADABLE, & ANTI-BACTERIAL

Not all superheroes wear capes. But some come in the form of feather-light white flakes with phenomenal cationic powers to fight bad bacteria. When buried and left to rest in soil, the superhero biodegrades into liquid fertiliser. When consumed by humans or animals, it charges the body with widespread health benefits. And before we've lost you...YES we are talking about CHITOSAN. From GREEN SOLUTION to SUPERPOWERS, read part 2 of VNF's Biopolymers series where we dive into the 3Bs of this extraordinary Biopolymer...
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WHAT IS CHITOSAN AND WHY DO VNF SELL IT WHEN THE COMPANY STANDS FOR “VIET NAM FOOD JSC”?

A quick Google search will tell you Chitosan is derived from Chitin (the 2nd most abundant polymer in the world after cellulose). But what exactly is Chitosan? Why does a company named Viet Nam Food JSC have a BioPolymers product portfolio? And why is Chitosan considered a rising star polymer capable of driving every single industry in the world towards a more eco-friendly, biofriendly, and anti-microbial direction? In this multi-part Linkedin article series, VNF’s Biopolymers team explains the origin of VNF’s Chitosan product portfolio and why this biopolymer is needed more than ever. As the world tackles ongoing battles of microbiological contamination amidst the pandemic, an exponentially growing plastic problem worsened by single-use plastic, and demand from consumers to be offered more bio-friendly, environmentally-friendly products, it is time the world shifts its focus towards alternative ‘green’ solutions. This is no longer a trend, but a widespread demand…and VNF’s Chitosan is geared up ready to be YOUR ‘GREEN’ SOLUTION.
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