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PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to improve water use efficiency both in manufacturing and in agriculturePepsiCo’s business depends on water, and as such, we have a vested interest, and responsibility, to conserve and protect it at all points along our value chain. PepsiCo is seeking technology/approaches to improve water use efficiency both in manufacturing and in agriculture and to replenish the water used in manufacturing to local watersheds. Technologies/approaches addressing water usage in agriculture, the manufacturing process or the processing of waste-water will be considered. Solutions may also include atmospheric water generation or unlocking use of “source” water (improved RO, ZLD, inexpensive filtration).
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking technologies to reduce GHGs in all aspects of the supply chain and manufacturing process.PepsiCo is committed to reducing GHG emissions from seed to shelf. We are looking to engage with partners who can assist us in our goal of reducing GHG 20% by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. As new technologies emerge, efficiencies will be gained and PepsiCo aims to remain at the forefront of best practices in the food and beverage industry. PepsiCo is seeking technologies to reduce GHGs in all aspects of the supply chain and manufacturing process. Solutions may be in one or more of the following areas: • Agriculture – sustainable farming and the reduction of GHG intensive fertilizers • Manufacturing – adopting energy efficient manufacturing processes; novel methods for utilizing waste; use of renewable thermal energy at scale • Packaging – alternative packaging materials and formats that reduce GHGs • Distribution – technologies to assist in the efficiency of our company-owned and third party fleet
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Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking Biodegradable and in-water-dissolvable foil to wrap cosmetic formulationsWe are searching for a biodegradable and in-water instantly dissolvable foil to wrap water-free cosmetic formulas. The foil must at least meet the OECD criteria for inherent biodegradability and be suitable for cosmetic use.
Organization from United States posted this Technology CallSeeking Ideal Topology of a Fibrous Porous MaterialAn irregular structure/topology as the solution is preferred. Not only straight fibers, but also curved fibers and fiber curvature that could come from fibers being entangled should be considered. If an anisotropic topology/structure is identified, please note that the uniaxial compression could come from any direction and the air phase should stay continuous in any space direction. Even if you cannot prove that your topology/structure is ideal, topologies that are substantially better than typical structures are of interest.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking moisture barrier for paper substrate - Flexible PackagingWe have been working on paper base structures as a potential option for our flexible food packaging to help with our sustainability goals of having 100% RCB compliance for our packages by 2030. While flexible package is a very sustainable option from a material use point of view, the multi-layer multi-material structures are not conducive for recycling and mostly end up in the landfill or as litter. Paper helps us with the end of life issues and can be recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. Maintaining packaging performance such as shelf stability, oxygen and moisture barrier are a must on this project. Oxygen barrier is not a problem with current technologies available but achieving the very high moisture barrier required for packaging dry foods has been a challenge. We understand that new technologies will be needed to achieve the high moisture barrier requirements (< 0.3 g/m2/day under Tropical conditions). Also, it is important to maintain this barrier under forming conditions in the VFFS process of bag-making. We are looking for novel solutions that can be added to the paper, if possible, as a high functional coating applied through flexographic or rotogravure process and/or a skin layer with high functionality that can anchor metal (metallization). The functional layer/coating must be compliant with paper recycling process and biodegradable/compostable.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking moisture barrier for bio-based filmsWe have been working on bio-based/biodegradable flexible films for food packaging to help achieve our sustainability goals of having 100% RCB compliance for our packages as well as 20% reduction in GHG by 2030. While flexible package is a very sustainable option from a material use point of view, the multi-layer multi-material structures are not conducive for recycling and mostly end up in the landfill or as litter. While the biodegradable films help us with the end of life issues by designing for managed waste infrastructures like composting and anaerobic digestion, it cannot be at the expense of performance compromises such as reduced shelf stability. Oxygen barrier is not a problem with these films but achieving the very high moisture barrier required for packaging dry foods (< 0.3 g/m2/day under tropical conditions of 38C/90% RH) has been a challenge. We understand that metallization will be needed to achieve the high moisture barrier requirements, but even with metallization we have not been able to reach this barrier with bio-based films. Also, it is important to maintain this barrier under forming conditions in the VFFS process of bag-making. We are looking for novel resins that can be co-extruded with our core resins to form a skin layer with high functionality that can anchor metal to film or highly functional coatings which would serve the same purpose. Inherently high barrier coatings that can be applied as primer coating or top coating over metal could also be a solution.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals for supply chain managementPT Monotaro Indonesia (Monotaro) is is an B2B ecommerce company, Joint Venture company of Monotaro Co.Ltd and Sumitomo Corporation Group. We are seeking a solution that our suppliers can use to manage their stock. Currently our suppliers are unable to manage their supply chain such as stock management effectively due to manual processes. This causes delays and increase lead time of order fulfilment. We are therefore seeking a platform with a dashboard to improve the supply chain process of our suppliers, and to reduce the lead time of order fulfilment.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to enable tracking and tracing of postal articlesThe solution is expected to provide a safe and secure delivery for our customers, and to maintain SingPost’s position as an industry leader known for secure eCommerce delivery. The improvement to the visibility of the mail deliveries is an expectation from our customers that we aim to meet. The reduction in pilferage would also help reduce compensation for the organisation.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to optimise bunker utilisation and procurement to improve fleet vessel performanceA technology is sought to optimise bunker utilisation and procurement to improve fleet vessel performance and address the pain points listed above. Generating and Communicating Bunker Utilisation Plans An application that receives and processes vessel performance statistics from the entire fleet of vessels, combines with SMHI weather statistics*, and prepares an optimised bunker utilisation plan for the vessel based on its historical performance data and that of its sister vessels. The optimisation rules engine should be able and could run tirelessly 24 x 7 to provide timely optimization plans and suggestions to vessel masters for their proactive actions, removing the need for vessel masters to wait for advice from on-shore technical and operations team and giving significant cost savings from sub-optimal bunker consumption.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to automate and improve the productivity of the maintenance and repair damage assessment and repair verification processWe are seeking a solution that automates and improves the productivity of the maintenance and repair damage assessment and repair verification process. The proposed solution should provide the following features: • Automated recognition, labelling of survey results (images, reports etc.) • Automated classification of damage • Automated recommendation for type of repair • Automated smart suggestion regarding repair location • Automated smart decision on optimized repositioning of repaired equipment • Note that the images of existing damage components of the containers will be available to the solution provider for training. Stakeholders • Ship owner • Depots • Damage surveyor • Equipment Owner • Repair company/depot
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to digitalise the cargo handling process to allow for monitoring and real-time tracking of shipmentsNovel proposals are sought to digitalise the cargo handling process to allow for monitoring and real-time tracking of shipments while integrating it with existing IT systems.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to develop an automated system that accounts for real-time inventory tracking of cargo containersNovel proposals are sought to develop an automated system that accounts for real-time inventory tracking of cargo containers and NMEs to provide real time tracking.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to allow real-time tracking and tracing of air cargo movementsSeeking novel proposals to allow real-time tracking and tracing of air cargo movements. Novel proposals are sought to create a solution that allows real-time track and trace of air cargo movement in the warehouse.
Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking novel proposals to facilitate optimisation and consolidation of shipments to enhance cargo flowNovel proposals are sought to develop a data analytics model that will facilitate optimisation and consolidation of inbound and outbound shipments in order to enhance cargo flow and make Singapore an ideal air cargo transhipment hub.