Clariant posted this Technology CallSeeking Innovative Sustainable Biopolymers and Biorenewable Building BlocksSynthetic polymers are often used as thickening agents for liquid formulations. Already small quantities (< 1%) enable the formation of a gel network, which is most important for the correct application of the product. However, due to their persistence the reputation of synthetic polymers has deteriorated during the last years, which has increased the demand for natural alternatives. Despite the huge interest of the industry in green alternatives, successful candidates are a rarity, due to numerous technical and commercial hurdles. It is therefore most important to find partnerships with universities, start-ups, or well-established companies, which may lead to the development of new sustainable polymers for industrial and consumer applications.
German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners with expertise in drug discovery technologies and a focus on precision medicineAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “2nd GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by Innoget and GCCIR next November 25th, 2019 in Barcelona (Spain), the company 48Hour Discovery Inc. is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project. 48Hour Discovery Inc. is specifically interested in European partners with expertise in drug discovery technologies and a focus on precision medicine. Further details are described below. In case you are interested in meeting 48Hour Discovery Inc. in Barcelona to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium clicking the “Register to the symposium” button above.
IPI posted this Technology CallSeeking Technology Partner and Expertise to Produce Chitosan from Animal BiomassChitin is an important biopolymer that is converted to chitosan for use in many industries. The raw material from which chitin is extracted is typically shrimp/crab shells. Although chitin/chitosan is touted as a green material because it is recovered from waste crustacean shells, the global demand for it is rapidly increasing, whereas the farming or harvesting of crustaceans is environmentally unsustainable. There is thus, the opportunity to develop new processes for the production of chitosan from environmentally sustainable sources. The company has conducted preliminary research on the extraction of chitin from a particular type of animal biomass, and conversion into chitosan via chemical methods. The method has been designed to recover other valuable biomaterials, in addition to chitosan. The research has proven to be feasible and the company is now searching for partners with expertise in chitosan production to scale up this process on a semi-industrial scale.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking Technologies relating to Asphaltenes Agglomeration in Crude OilAn important challenge in the oil industry is to transport crude oils through pipelines while minimizing potential transport issues like formation damage and plugging of wellbores, production facilities, and pipelines due to asphaltenes agglomeration. Asphaltenes agglomeration occurs when the equilibrium of the asphaltene and resins is altered due to the changing flow conditions during transportation. Since the viscosity of crude oil which is a key governing parameter in fluid transportation in pipelines and asphaltenes content are both closely related – any fluctuation in the temperature, pressure, and oil composition in the pipelines can easier trigger an industrial debacle. The company is seeking chemical flow improvers i.e. surfactants, polymers, small molecules, etc. and analytical/computational methods to study the mechanism of asphaltenes agglomeration.
German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners to both extend and promote the modeling capacity of RWI’s Synthetic Cities to respond to complex issuesAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “2nd GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by Innoget and GCCIR next November 25th, 2019 in Barcelona (Spain), the company RWI is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project. RWI is specifically interested in European partners to both extend and promote the modeling capacity of RWI’s Synthetic Cities to respond to complex issues. Further details are described below. In case you are interested in meeting RWI in Barcelona to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium clicking the “Register to the symposium” button above.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking multifunctional ingredient with antimicrobial properties for personal care applicationsPreservatives added to personal care product to control microbial spoilage, extend product shelf life and prevent infection in humans. Microbiological control is critical in the beauty industry because microbial spoilage will cause product degradation, leading to potential human health hazard. In recent years, due to growing human health concerns with traditional preservatives like paraben and Isothiazolinones (MIT/CMIT), consumers are drawn toward “’preservative-free’ or ‘self-preserving’ personal care formulations. Here, the company is seeking multifunctional personal care ingredients which apart from delivering its primary property also exhibits a certain level of antimicrobial activity. The ideal ingredients can be emollients, surfactants, rheology modifiers, solubilizer or bio-active. compounds/extracts that can also control microbial spoilage for skin and haircare applications.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking effective ways to combat malodours on surfaces in household areaMalodour is defined as an olfactory stimulant that when detected is considered to be offensive to the individual. Common malodours are often attributed to poor personal hygiene including halitosis, damp dog smells, tobacco smells, bathroom odours as well as damp clothing. Depending on the type and source of odour, specific solutions against it are necessary. The fight against malodours in the household area is time and energy consuming. For many consumers common ways e.g. masking of odour with fragrance are no longer adequate and more effective solutions are required. The company is searching for solutions that can be applied to consumer products to ensure long-term effectiveness in malodour control, especially focusing on new and effective means of eliminating malodours on soft surfaces (e.g. prevent the smell from lingering on clothes or fabrics), as odours can be deposited and easily trapped in materials. The company is specifically looking for a solution which contains active molecules that attract and eliminates malodours completely and permanently.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking eco-friendly bleaching and oxidative cleaving process for waxesWaxes are typically make up of linear or branched-chain hydrocarbon chains and can contain polar functionalities like e.g. ester or amide groups. Their importance has been well recognized, especially with the growing demand of modern consumer products like packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Plant-based or renewable waxes are also gaining favor in recent years due to higher sustainability compared to fossil based waxes. We are seeking sustainable green oxidative cleavage process that can convert renewable ester waxes, like rice bran wax and sugar cane wax, to similar end products obtained by conventional processes. Many oxidative cleavage processes are already established in the industry, but not many are eco-friendly. Furthermore, with the shifting focus from fossil waxes to plant-based waxes, alternative oxidative technologies do result in chemically different products from different plants. Here the company is keen to explore modern bleaching technologies or to work with technology-partners with bleaching experiences on renewable materials. The company is open to partners from any country and to a variety of cooperation. Research cooperation agreements with research organizations might yield into publications or consequent R&D contracts. Depending on the stage of technology readiness, an out-licensing of the process is possible or a joint venture might be a way to further develop for feasibility studies for a pilot scale up.