Organization from Switzerland 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.
Elaine Wang posted this Technology Call
Innovation Manager at Haier
ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in advanced functional materialsIn the context of sustainable mobility, research on environmental sustainable lightweight solutions must be continued in an integrated, systemic approach taking into account the application-oriented development of novel material systems. We are seeking information from research centers-of-excellence capable of performing future material development respecting environmental sustainability and circular economy requirements, including: • Natural and bio-based materials as well as recyclable & recycled materials • Materials for energy storage • Materials alternatives to rare and high demand materials • Material repair, reuse and disposal and offering specific functionalities including, for example: • Conductive and piezoresistive polymers, • New surface and coating solutions e.g. for self-cleaning, self-healing or anti-corrosion, • Reversible adhesives and joints, • Materials for noise abatement and aesthetical improvements. Appropriate cost- and energy-efficient manufacturing and assembly strategies will need to be addressed.