ChitoDry: turning crustaceans and insect shells into high value plastics


Who we are


What we make

We use mechanochemistry and aging processes to preserve a gift of Nature and make valuable materials
Chitodry is a process able to take chitin and turn it into high molecular weight chitosan.

Chitodry is a process able to take chitin and turn it into high molecular weight chitosan.


Media coverage

  • Research highlight in the Portland Herald Press “Researchers find new way to convert lobster shells into plastic, and it’s not too hard”, Dec. 8 2018.

  • Interview “Plastique biodégradable : les crustacés à la rescousse, Igor Nérisson, Télé-Gaspé, Dec. 3 2018

  • Interview “Faire du plastique avec des carapaces de crustacés at Au Coeur du Monde, Maude Rivard, Gaspé, Quebec, ICI Radio Canada, Nov. 28 2018 (at 17:18)

  • Research featured on multiple local radio shows of Radio Canada: Shift, New Brunswick, host: Vanessa Vander Valk, Nov. 27 2018; Airplay, Whitehorse, Yukon, host: Dave White, Nov. 27 2018; Radio West, Kelowna, Host: Sarah Penton, Nov. 27 2018; All Points West, Victoria, host: Robyn Burns, Nov. 27 2018; Home Run, Montreal, host: Sue Smith, Nov. 27 2018; Afternoon Edition, Saskatchewan, host: Garth Materie, Nov. 27 2018; Homestretch, Calgary, host: Doug Dirks, Nov. 27 2018; Afternoon Drive, London, host: Chris dela Torre, Nov. 27 2018, On The Coast, Vancouver, host: Gloria Macarenko, Nov 27 2018; On the Go, St John, host: Ted Blades, Nov. 27 2018; Here and Now, Toronto, host: Gill Deacon, Nov. 27 2018; Mainstreet, Halifax, host: Bob Murphy, Nov. 27 2018; All in a Day, Ottawa, host: Alan Neal, Nov. 27 2018; Up to Speed, Winnipeg, Ismaila Alfa, Nov 27 2018; Breakaway, Quebec City, host: Saroja Coelho, Nov. 27 2018; Up North, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, host: Wab Rice, Nov 27 2018; Radio Active, Edmondton, host: Adrienne Pan, Nov. 27 2018.