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Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking new biodegradable building blocks and technologies for green polymersIn Personal Care products, synthetic polymers (e.g. Polyacrylates) are mostly - but not exclusively - used as thickening agents. Already small quantities (< 1%) enable the formation of a gel network, which is most desired for the product handling and appearance, as well as the sensorial properties. Since most synthetic polymers are not biodegradable, they may fall under the scope of being a microplastic and could therefore be imposed to labeling in nearby future. This threat is most unwanted by personal care companies and their suppliers, which in turn results in a growing interest for green alternatives. Currently used biopolymers (e.g. Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, etc.) do not show the same performance as their synthetic acrylate-based counterparts. Same is valid for green polymers, which are based on biorenewable monomers (e.g. glycerol, sebacic acids, etc.). At the moment, the skin feel and the viscosity building properties of these bio- and green polymers do not meet the requirements of the broad market, and remain thus rather a niche product. 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 biorenewable building blocks and technologies.
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.
Organization from LATAM posted this Technology CallSeeking Chelating Agents for AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steels)We are seeking a solution that eliminates oxides formation from AHSS and promotes surface corrosion inhibition. The solution should be able to be incorporated into a standard electro-deposition coating process (e-coat). Some AHSS are prone to exhibit high surface corrosion with evidence that some of them may present a thicker oxide formation at welded areas. This condition may, therefore affect the adhesion of the anti-corrosion coating system, ultimately causing painted components to be more prone to corrosion. We are seeking innovative technologies capable of efficiently and completely remove oxides in AHSS surface and welded areas while promoting surface corrosion inhibition.
METALSA posted this Technology CallSeeking Additive Manufacturing Materials for Cold Forming DiesFind materials that are able to be processed by means of additive manufacturing technologies and are suitable for cold forming operations. The materials provided should withstands heavy cyclic loads due to the working conditions of the process. We are seeking innovative materials that are capable of being processed thru additive manufacturing technologies and could work under cold forming process conditions.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking a new active ingredient technology for a topical cosmetic application for diabetic skinWe are looking for an innovative Skin application for diabetic Skin. Currently all the cosmetic products designed for diabetic Skin relieve the Symptoms (e.g. dry skin, itchy skin) but do not improve the underlying cause. We are seeking biologically active ingredients which can be directly applied to cosmetics. Mode of activity can range from improving blood circulation, enhance skin sensitivity to improve sugar induced skin stress like dissolving AGEs (advanced glycation end products) or beyond.
Familia Torres posted this Technology CallSeeking a method for controlling the implantation of yeasts during alcoholic fermentationWe are interested in knowing if during the alcoholic fermentation yeasts that are fermenting are the same ones that have been inoculated. The molecular method we use is long, we need 2 days to obtain the yeast colony, 1 day to get enough biomass and finally, 1 day to obtain de mitocondrial DNA and do the electrophoresis to know the result. We would like to go faster in obtaining the yeast and the biomass needed to get the result, especially.
JAVIER TENORIO CERVANTES posted this Technology Call
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