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Chitin

Cellulose and chitin are the most abundant natural polymers in nature.

Chitin is a major structural component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and of the endoskeletons of mollusks; Chitin is obtained at an industrial scale from different sources of biomass and unsold inventories such as crustacean and insect exoskeletons.

Derivatives from chitin is used in a wide range of applications, including cosmetics (cosmetic composition), biomedical and pharmaceutical (composition, burns treatment, biomaterials, corneal dressings, surgical sutures), agricultural, and food industries (filtering, texturing agent, flocculating agent and adsorbant) etc.

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