Entity information: Startup Leader Hub LLC operates in the micro and nano-level research and development (R&D) field of fibrous protein of animal origin, such as wool, cashmere, and leather, environmentally friendly technology, and eco-technology innovation transfer, training, and empowerment of human resources.
Project objective: Implement biotechnology innovation in the processing of wool and cashmere products.
Planned activities: Introduce innovative solutions to use protein enzymes of animal origin in the wool and cashmere processing, comparatively analyze changes in properties of spanned yarn and final product, and develop ecotechnology suitable for processing of wool and cashmere of livestock of Mongolia. The project will implement eco-technology in the manufacturing industry by having the ecotechnology processed products certified at the domestic and international accredited institutes.
Proposed solutions: Currently, in Mongolia, APEO containing chemical substances are used in the processing of wool, cashmere, and leather of animal origin. Nonetheless, several studies have identified when washed and wetted the products treated with APEO substances, dissolve in water and pose danger to human health becoming a cause of skin allergies and illnesses, and according to the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) procedure European countries are implementing bans on APEO containing substances in phases. Thus, we propose an innovative biotechnology project to substitute chemical substances with enzymes in the process of wool and cashmere yarn spinning process and final product washing as a solution to this problem.
Beneficiaries: Wool and cashmere processing plants, organic craftsmen, herders groups, domestic and international buyers and end customers, herders, researchers, and scientific institutions