SUSTAINABLE · PURE · TRACEABLE
Insectta brings a clean, sustainable, and 100% heavy-metal free chitosan to serve the cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical, and agri-tech industries. With anti-microbial, anti-aging, moisturising properties, and more, chitosan is a perfect alternative to synthetic materials
BRINGING A NATURAL REPLACEMENT TO SYNTHETICS
WHAT IS CHITOSAN?
Chitosan is obtained by deacetylizing chitin. With different degrees of deacetylation and molecular weights, chitosans are a large group of substances with different properties and applications. Across applications, it is favoured for its non-toxicity, low allergenicity, biocompatibility and biodegradability, making an excellent alternative to synthetic materials.
Chitin at a minimum deacetylization level of 70% is considered to be chitosan. The monomer (single unit) of chitosan is D-amino glucose.
SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR
Chitosan is a perfect replacement to synthetics in a wide range of industries, from large scale manufacturing all the way to end-user products. It is a safer, more sustainable, and all-natural biopolymer.
COSMETICS AND SKIN/HAIRCARE
Moisturising, anti-aging, skin protectant, film forming and hair fixer
Found in: Shampoos, hair conditioners masks, moisturisers, toothpastes
Non-toxic broad spectrum disinfectant, reduces blood cholesterol, fat-binding, anti-inflammatory
Found in: chitosan-based personal and industrial disinfectants, cholesterol supplements
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Increases shelf-life, extends freshness, stabilises and thickens, adds heart-healthy fiber, clarifying
Found in: Shelf-life extending food films, low calorie food mimetics, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners, alcohol clarification agents
HEALTHCARE AND BIOMEDICINE
Drug delivery, wound healing, hemostatic, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammatory
Found in: Slow-release medications, bandages, sutures, tissue scaffolds, anti-microbial gels and sprays
Anti-fungals for agriculture or pet care, flocculants for wastewater treatment or commercial pools
Found in: Anti-fungal agricultural sprays, wound/fungal treatments for pets, wastewater or pool flocculants
A CLEANER, CONSISTENT CHITOSAN
Traditional chitosan comes from crustaceans, which can be polluting, untraceable, and inconsistent in quality. We make chitosan better with our manufacturing methods and circularly sourced black soldier fly chitosan
Sustainably sourced - black soldier flies valorise organic matter for low impact farming
Sustainably manufactured - wastewater recaptured and energy input reduced
Consistent quality - batches are sourced from single species every single time
UNDETECTABLE toxic heavy metal levels - due to sourcing and manufacturing practices
Traceable from source to final product
Unsustainably sourced - Farmed crustaceans are pollutive, wild caught ones may harm marine resources
Unsustainably manufactured - Manufacturing process generates large amounts of wastewater
Inconsistent quality - if different species are used per batch
Detectable toxic heavy metal levels - even at medical grade
Untraceable manufacturing process