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.
Baltimore Aircoil Company posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies to deliver high energy efficiency and low sound air movement to industrial heat rejection equipmentWe are seeking to identify technologies that can deliver improved energy efficiency and lower sound emissions to their industrial heat rejection equipment. The primary focus is to greatly exceed the minimum energy efficiency goals established by the second tier of the European Union’s Directive 327/2011 guideline https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:090:0008:0021:en:PDF while providing industry-leading low sound performance, by ideally meeting or exceeding the 1.1.2020 efficiency levels listed in this working document: https://www.eceee.org/static/media/uploads/site-2/ecodesign/products/ventilation-fans/explnotefanreview20150430.docx For reference, the EU Directive 327/2011 guidelines establish minimum overall efficiency levels for the fan, electric motor, and driving arrangement assemblies. These technologies would support BAC’s mission of providing sustainable, high-efficiency cooling solutions while minimize the environmental impact of our highly energy and water efficient heat rejection solutions.
Baltimore Aircoil Company posted this Technology CallSeeking novel materials and technologies to deliver new and improved sound attenuation to industrial heat rejection equipmentBaltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) seeks to identify materials and technologies that can deliver sound attenuation to their industrial heat rejection equipment. Primary focus is to attenuate/cancel noise from three main characteristics of this equipment: water movement (e.g. spraying, splashing…), air movement, and rotating mechanical components (e.g. fan, motor, belts, bearings…). These materials/technologies could greatly enhance the adoption of our products, especially in densely populated area where sound level restrictions hinder the deployment of BAC’s highly energy and water efficient heat rejection solutions.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel packaging technologies to increase consumer engagement for PepsiCo's global beverage and snack productsPepsiCo seeks to deliver a world-class consumer experience with its products and that experience begins with the packaging. PepsiCo seeks to identify a variety of new packaging technologies to increase consumer engagement for its global beverage and snack products. Below are some examples of new innovations and technologies that can deliver a different and unique experience for consumers such as: • Smart/interactive packaging o Consumer-level interactions that are visual, sound-based, touch-based o Technologies can be incorporated into caps, labels, cans, multi-pack carriers, etc. or even via vending equipment or an application o Ideal situation is interactive packaging that triggers a positive emotion in consumer during PepsiCo beverage consumption • Premium and/or personalized packaging o Advanced packaging decoration technologies like innovative labels, inks, etc. o Unique dosing methods or closures o Packaging that can create theater at the point of consumption, e.g. like Drinkfinity o Packaging or materials (e.g. coatings) that can keep beverages colder for longer o Other ways of offering consumer customization • User-friendly packaging o Packaging that is easy to open and use for users of all ages and abilities o Packaging that can inhibit or prevent spillage or mess The above list is not meant to be exclusive – if you have a packaging-related technology that can provide new consumer experience, we'd love to hear from you. Technologies that can successfully combine more than one of these interest areas are highly desirable. Please note: all proposed technologies must have advanced beyond the conceptual stage.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking a smart device for remote measurement and control of delivery of gas from pressurized cylindersWe are seeking a smart device for remote measurement and control of delivery of gas from pressurised cylinders based on information linked to purchased quantity of gas. The desired outcome is to source, in sufficient quantities, a ready-to-market smart metering device for gas cylinders with connectivity features that would enable remote payments and control of the gas dispensed. Pricing levels should be below 20 USD/unit in the long run ideally and after successful pilot results. Current market offers contemplate pricey (50 USD/unit) and elaborate solutions for the needs. Technology Readiness Levels should be between 7-8. Current estimates for a pilot project are about 5-6.000 devices that at full scale can ramp up to 50k with price targets becoming attractive and the solution becoming technically viable and competitive. The more attractive the price levels achieved then more than 50k devices can be considered.
Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India posted this Technology CallSeeking Bio Polymer TechnologyWe are looking for Bio Polymer technology for various applications - mostly packaging. Our client is looking to manufacture bio-polymers in India for supplying for various industry requirements.
Hempel Group posted this Technology CallSeeking partners for development of Photovoltaic paint.We are seeking partners that can contribute to the development of a Photovoltaic coating. A partner should be able to contribute within at least one of the following areas: Photovoltaic coating: A coating that has photovoltaic properties and that allows the extraction of the resulting electrons. The coating might contain perovskite particles or other photocatalytic particles. The binder should be able to disperse the photocatalytic particles and should allow the extraction of the generated electricity while providing good film forming properties. The coating could be water based, solvent based or solvent-free. Current collection: Suitable materials for current collection from the photovoltaic coating. Solution on the position of the electrodes relative to the photovoltaic coating as well as the geometry of the electrodes is of interest. Important criteria's for selection of the proper material includes • The catalytic durability of the material. • The photovoltaic paint as well as the current collectors should be easy to apply on site • The durability when exposed to the environment. • The chosen technology should not contain substances of concern and is a candidate for passing REACH and other equivalent regulations.