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BRUK20210820002

UK (Scottish) biotechnology SME seeks a manufacturing agreement with a water based film manufacturer

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ABSTRACT

A UK (Scottish) biotechnology company is looking for a contract manufacturer or collaborative partner to produce its innovative home compostable packaging films for food, medical device and pharmaceutical markets.


FULL DESCRIPTION

The UK based biotechnology SME was established 4 years ago and has perfected the extraction of a natural biopolymer. From this, it has produced home compostable thin packaging films which have attracted huge interest from global brands and others who now wish to use this to replace single-use plastics in a wide range of situations.

The company is preparing to build its own extraction facility to produce its biopolymer at commercial scale during the second half of 2022 and wishes to collaborate with a manufacturing partner between now and then, to perfect its home-compostable packaging film and its manufacturing process, under a manufacturing agreement.

Production methods must include accurate film forming (via casting, slot extrusion, tubular extrusion, knife-over-roller deposition or similar) in the range of 20 to 50 microns with state-of-the-art drying to achieve high speed low cost of manufacture of reel-stock packaging. Capacity should be a minimum of 15M square meters per annum in the first instance and preferably able to be done on a single site and with potential to scale-up rapidly thereafter.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: It is expected that interested parties provide a profile of their organisation comprising their expertise and capabilities against the outlines provided as follows:

Production methods must include accurate film forming (via casting, slot extrusion, tubular extrusion, knife-over-roller deposition or similar) in the range of 20 to 50 microns with state-of-the-art drying to achieve high speed low cost of manufacture of reel-stock packaging. Capacity should be a minimum of 15M square meters per annum in the first instance and preferably able to be done on a single site and with potential to scale-up rapidly thereafter.

Other advantageous capabilities include:
1) a pilot facility to enable different blends/recipes to be trialled to speed up the transition from the lab to the factory environment, and further improve product functionality;
2) existing compliance standards for Food, Pharma and medical devices such as BRC, FSSC22000, ISO13485, GMP;
3) quality testing facilities on-site;
4) facilities for converting finished reels of packaging film to articles such as pouches and bags to add further value to the products; 5) expertise in blending water based biopolymers to produce viscous solutions or gels for extrusion or equivalent film-forming;
- Specific area of activity of the partner: An established manufacturer of packaging films (20 to 50 microns thick) to produce a minimum of 15M square meters per annum, in the first instance. Capabilities include operating under ISO compliance standards for regulated markets such as food, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.


Advantages & innovations:

The company's proprietary technology is protected by trademarks and patents are being sought for its fully developed packaging. A long-term relationship is envisaged with the manufacturing partner being sought which will be strengthened by our registered IP.

The packaging products being developed have shelf-life enhancing properties and will especially find favour in perishable chilled food applications. The end-user or consumer will be able to compost the food packaging alongside existing food waste or “green garden waste” and not have to worry about separating the packaging from food-waste.

Use of this novel packaging will help meet the environmental targets of manufacturers, retailers and consumers of packaging and wrapped/packaged goods.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
UNITED KINGDOM
Profile date
11/10/2021
Deadline
23/08/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Manufacturing agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
none...
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
MARKET KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Membranes and membrane-based products / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Speciality/performance materials: producers and fabricators / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Other chemicals and materials (not elsewhere classified) / OTHER / Manufacturing / Packing products and systems / OTHER / Manufacturing / Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number BRUK20210820002

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