Anonymous Organization

Seeking solution for 3D forming of sticky materials

Posted by Anonymous OrganizationVery responsive · Specific Technical Innovation · Project Size Range : Strategic project backed by large scale funding € · Deadline at 12/09/2018 · European Union

Desired outcome

We are searching for processes that produce precisely shaped 3D parts (see example in picture) from given adhesive formulation (solvent-borne, water-based or hotmelt).

Organization from European Union

Details of the Technology Call

Today, specific shapes are manufactured through a coating process where the adhesive is spread onto a web and subsequently die cut into the desired shape. We are looking for alternative processes with less complexity, fewer production steps and lower waste generation. The ability to bring adhesives in their final shape during the forming process seems promising to surpass these disadvantages and leads to an enourmos cost advantage and improved environmental footprint.

Technical requirements

Must have:

  • Possibility to form 3D shaped parts
  • Adhesive thickness 100 – 1500 µm +/- 10%
  • Precision in x/y direction 50µm - 1mm

Nice to have:

  • Match of adhesive systems (Hotmelt, waterborne dispersion, solvent-borne systems)
  • Roll to roll process is a next possible step
  • Scale-up as possible next step
  • The final production process should be able to produce at least 4000 parts per hour

Must not have:

  • Waste rate of more than 10 %

Possible solution areas

  • Injection moulding: Filling of a negative mold with adhesive
  • Jet printing: contactless printing of micro drops to form the final shape
  • Other form and fill processes inspired by the food, construction, apparel or other industries
  • Multiple process steps

Previously attempted solutions (discarded)

  • Die cutting processes
  • Web printing processes (Screen printing, Gravure printing, Flexo printing)

Related keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Design and Modelling / Prototypes
  • 3D printing design and modelling
  • Materials Technology
  • Adhesives
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Chemical Technology and Engineering
  • Physical Sciences and Exact Sciences
  • Computational Chemistry and Modelling
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Waste Management
  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Electronic circuits, components and equipment
  • Industrial Products
  • Electronics Related Market
  • Electronic Components
  • Display panels

About Us

Large Enterprise from European Union

We are a consumer products company with global and multinational brands. Our skin care and personal care business is highly R&D driven. We sell our products worldwide and target considerable market sizes with our innovations.

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