SIMONA POPA, SORINA BORAN, VASILE SIMULESCU COLLAGEN FILMS OBTAINED FROM COLLAGEN SOLUTIONS CHARACTERIZED BY RHEOLOGY Collagen is an important natural biopolymer, found in mammalís body. It is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues. As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals. Its importance increased in last decades. Collagen has many applications in medicine and cosmetics. The work presented in this paper shows one method to obtain collagen films from collagen solutions. These collagen solutions were characterized by rheological measurements. The preparation of the collagen films was performed in the presence of calcium and silicium salts, using glycerin as plasticizer. The collagen was first solubilized and reconstituted, in order to maintain its initial properties.