Organization from Netherlands posted this Technology CallSeeking foreign body detection in opaque viscous food streamsNon-destructive system/process to detect (and preferably remove) foreign bodies with a diameter of < 1mm in a high viscous and opaque foodproduct during processing. We prefer detection in final packaging but inline detection and removal could be considered.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking an emulsifier which can be deactivated with a stimulusWe are looking for an emulsifier which can formulate an oil in water emulsion which upon triggering can be deactivated to lose its emulsifying properties. Trigger may be, but is not limited to: UV or light irradiation, pH change. It may not be heat. The desired outcome would be a product, or a technological approach which provides an emulsifier which will form an oil in water emulsion. After triggering, the emulsifier should lose all of its emulsifying properties such that the emulsion separates.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking biodegradable film former with water resistance ability in personal care productWe would like to biodegradable film-forming agents (technology and/or ingredient ) in personal care formulations. Seeking film-building properties and ideally film-building properties show water-resistance. They are not only biopolymer but also biodegradable polymers and non-polymeric solutions.
Alon Idan posted this Technology Call
Technology Scouting Manager at The Kitchen Hub
Elaine Wang posted this Technology Call
Innovation Manager at Haier
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking step-change functionality in the manufacture of specific Polymers to simplify the creation, manufacturing and end of life processingOur client is an established European manufacturer of speciality polyols, glycols and polyolefin-based materials for use in technically demanding and often niche applications. Polyolefins (POs) are versatile plastics with good physical and chemical properties (e.g. lightweight, transparent, mechanical, flexibility and weather resistance), and as such are used in a wide variety of industries. Polyols and glycols are intermediates used for the manufacture of materials such as polyurethane (e.g. for adhesive or foams). The client’s materials are considered specialised grades (not commodity materials) and are often used in emerging markets and for new applications; they are also supported by excellent customer service. However, these materials are now required to provide enhanced performance to justify their continuing use and increasingly require a simplified route to recycling and potential reuse. The client therefore wishes to provide step-change functionality in the manufacture of specific polyols and polyolefin materials by simplifying the creation, manufacturing and end of life processing, in addition to ways to differentiate their materials providing enhanced material performance for their customers. This could include enabling use of these plastic materials in applications previously not covered (i.e. replacing wood / metal / concrete / glass). Polymers of interest include: ▪ Polyolefin-based (PO) materials: - Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and Ethylene butyl acrylate (EBA) - Polyethylene – high and low density (HDPE and LDPE/LLDPE) - Polypropylene (PP) copolymers ▪ Polyol- / Glycol- based materials
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking new raw materials derived from gaseous carbon sourcesThe main goal is to find materials or chemicals derived from gaseous carbon sources, e.g. CO2, CO, etc that may be useful for applications such as but not limited to emulsification, dispersing, thickening, texturing, film formation, etc. Gaseous carbons of a pollutant source as a starting material will be preferred. The materials or chemicals product can range from organic materials, including simple molecules to (preferably biodegradable) polymers, including macromolecules or inorganic materials.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking effective means of eliminating malodours in the air and/or on surfacesThis European client is an established manufacturer of a range of consumer products, continually searching for ways to enhance their users’ enjoyment of their products and the environment they are used in. For many consumers, improving the air space they live, travel and work in has become more important, and using traditional air fresheners are no longer sufficient, with a more effective, ‘invisible’, even natural solution being required. Such solutions can be applied to consumer products to ensure the perception of clean air, or be used to refresh the environment around the consumer when odours are apparent. The client is searching for new and effective means of eliminating malodours in the air and/or on surfaces (e.g. prevent the smell from lingering on clothes or skin), as residue can be deposited from the odours and easily trapped in materials. Whilst many manufacturers solve this with simple masking of the compounds with fragrances, our client is specifically looking for a solution which can trap the malodour when it is released and convert it into another compound; hence eliminating the malodour and not allowing it to resurface when the masking agent has worn off
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking emerging consumer products for the health and wellness sector for introduction into Hong KongWe are working with a large direct selling company in the USA, with a presence in many overseas markets and a range of established nutrition, personal care, skin care and home-care product brands that positively impact the health and wellness of its end-consumers. These brands are recognized as innovative, backed by science and are successfully marketed and sold by an extensive entrepreneurial network, who are always looking to introduce the next generation of consumer products. The client is actively searching for commercially ready, emerging (and soon to become leading) consumer products for the health and wellness sector, which they can initially introduce into Hong Kong and/or Canada and potentially for further international expansion. They wish to continue their introduction of innovative branded products and partner with smaller companies looking for a foothold in lucrative markets, ensuring their customer base is offered the widest range of effective and truly innovative early-stage products that have yet to become mainstream. Many consumers are influenced to invest in new products by personal and social recommendations, and recognize the need to improve the following elements to ensure a healthy lifestyle and continual well-being: Mental health, Healthy food/diet, Essential nutrients, Hydration, Exercise, Petcare, Beauty/image, Homecare, Fertility, Sleep, Childcare, Mindfulness
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking coatings/materials to alter the wetting features of surfaces (e.g. Superhydrophobicity, Superamphphilicity etc.)We are interested in depositing a coating/primer/material on a soft/flexible surface (ideally the surface is a biological surface) in order to generate non conventional wetting behavior. The coating will impart to the surface one of the following effects: superhydrophobicity, superamphiphobicity or superamphiphilicity. The material composing the matrix of the coating will not be solubilized by water or oils (a small degree of swellability upon water or oil absorption, could be accepted) and will have good adhesion to the surface. The materials should leave a transparent/colorless and elastic/flexible and ideally non-occlusive coating.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking new technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for our client's future consumer electronic productsOur client is a leading developer of portable consumer electronic devices, with worldwide demand for its range of desirable, high-quality lifestyle products. Whilst the company has a strong brand with a reputation for innovative and high-performance products, they are continually searching to augment the range with enhanced performance and functionality, benefiting their current customers and appealing to new users. Consumers are increasingly expecting their everyday products to be interactive, personalised and responsive to their ever-changing needs. Current products for everyday use are limited in their capability, and the client therefore wishes to understand, review and implement new technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), into their future consumer electronic products.
Louise Broitman posted this Technology Call
Owner at Haute Goodies