IIT - Italian Institute of Technology - Marta Fadda
Marta Fadda, a FISHSkin researcher from IIT, shared her research ‘Natural based coating for water resistant fish leather’* at the Materials Science and Engineering Congress MSE 2022 in Germany.
Marta showed a bio-based sustainable and waterproof coating for the fish leather, avoiding the usage of petroleum-based materials, and highly respecting the circular economy concept and practicum.
The measurement of the dynamic contact angle revealed excellent water resistance, without changing the leather’s natural breathability and flexibility.
Yes, fish skin is not naturally waterproof, or as we call it - The fish skin paradox.
*Research by Marta Fadda, Arkadiusz Zych, Riccardo Carzino, Athanassia Athanassiou, Giovanni Perotto.