Optimizing Shiringa as an alternative materials in the textile sector.
Ongoing research on finding different materials from the latex extracted from an Amazonian tree. At the moment we have developed a Biotextile as an alternative to leather, but planning to expand it as a filler for biocomposed construction materials, extruded as a filament and explore the possibilities of its self-heling properties. The objective is to find a new income for the communities via a circular economy so that there is an economic advantage of preserving the rainforest, instead of using it for illegal mining, illegal logging and making room for narcotrafic plantations.
Keywords: Biotextile, Peru, Amazon, Organic Polymer, Biomaterial