Authentic Material, the first manufacturer of natural materials for the luxury industry, announces the integration of Roctool Technology, the leading provider of injection molding technologies, to expand its offerings and increase its production capacity.
Toulouse, 16tH November 2021, at 8 a.m.
Authentic Material, a company that specializes in the development and manufacture of innovative materials from unused natural material deposits, and Roctool, specialist in material molding technologies, combine their innovative skills to offer high-quality materials to luxury homes looking for environmentally friendly solutions.
Authentic Material recycles its customers’ animal, vegetable or mineral materials into new, tailor-made materials, which they then reintegrate into their production. In a cycle, Authentic Material upgrades these natural materials that result from quality deviations, production facilities or unused stocks. Brands then use them for various applications, such as: packaging, leather goods, accessories, etc. This is what Authentic Material calls “natural self-sourcing”.
As a leading provider of induction heating technologies, Roctool supports its customers in their energy transition process by optimizing the environmental impact of the conversion of their materials.
Industrialization in progress
At the end of 2019, Authentic Material raised funds to maintain cutting-edge technology and initiate its industrialization process. Authentic Material and Roctool have jointly developed special equipment for the needs of the Toulouse-based company: a flexible thermocompression molding platform designed for the mass production of natural materials. This investment was supported in particular by the Occitania Region and the BPOC.
Vincent Menny, President of Authentic Material, explains: “This first phase of industrialization, which was a very complex project undertaken during the troubled time of the health crisis, taught us a lot. This feedback is very useful for the continuation of our industrial development. “
“With this synergy, Roctool is expanding its diversification strategy to include the use of its process in composite materials and, in particular, in high-quality bio-based materials.
This project is an opportunity for our two companies to expand our capabilities by combining our R&D resources. In this way we can gain insights into the potential of future materials and offer the designers of tomorrow new, more environmentally friendly solutions, ”explains Mathieu Boulanger, CEO of Roctool.
About authentic material
Authentic Material was founded in 2016 and designs and produces innovative materials from untapped natural resources. Customers, especially luxury houses, raw material suppliers, can then reintegrate these materials into their production chain or find new creative potential for them.
Authentic Material is based on the mastery of natural protein chemistry and on patented technologies and processes.
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Founded in 2000, Roctool offers the industrial world (automotive, high tech, electronics, beauty, etc.) a technological solution, induction molding. This innovation combines advantages: reduced cycle times, surface quality, weight savings, for a significant reduction in costs. Roctool Beauty Solution offers the beauty world an economical and ecological solution for the sublimation of recycled or bio-based resins by eliminating certain secondary processes. Roctool, headquartered in Bourget du Lac (France) and with offices in North America, Japan, Taiwan, Germany and China, is listed on the Euronext growth market in Paris.
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