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TRDE20171130001

Large German chemical company seeking proven method for localized surface treatment for non-conductive material

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ABSTRACT

A large German company from the chemical industry is looking for a proven mild cleaning process that can remove all kinds of contaminants in aqua bath without damaging the delicate material surface. The technology should also clean materials of various porosity and might slightly increase the temperature. Physical and chemical approaches are acceptable. Cooperation with companies or research units is sought in the framework of a joint venture, license or research cooperation agreement.


FULL DESCRIPTION

A large company headquartered in Germany focusing on special chemicals is aiming at optimizing one of its production processes and is thus looking for a partner with a lab-scale-proven cleaning method for small surfaces.

Generally, trace contamination on non-conducting surface like leather, fabric, paper and plastic are common during manufacturing processes. The origin of such contaminants can be processing aids or lubricants which are transferred from mechanical components. The structure of these contaminants is very diverse and range from small organic molecules to low melting fats. Heated cleaning treatment is used in manufacturing process but it may also damage the surface integrity of the material. In a feasibility study, it was shown that a slight increase in temperature of the contaminant enhances the removal of contaminants.

Hence, the company is seeking mild cleaning process that can remove all kind of contaminants in aqua bath without damaging the delicate material surface. The requested technology should also be suitable to clean material of various porosity.

The most relavant features for the new technology/ process include the following:
Technology should enable the increase of temperature by 10-20K
Area which should be heated could be up to 1 cm2
Applicable in aqueous environement
Physical and chemical approaches are acceptable

The suggested methodology should be tested with some materials which should be mentioned in the expression of interest. The technology could be tested in laboratory scale within a couple of weeks. Further development and/or usage of the method would be organized in the form of a joint venture, license or research cooperation agreement. The suitable form of cooperation depends on the kind of development stage and usability of the suggsted tools (e.g.
- license agreement for ready and fully usable products,
- joint venture agreement when investing own knowledge or -
- research cooperation agreement for great pre-requisites but more customizing necessary.
Cooperation could be concluded with any experienced research or industry partner.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The specific reaction conditions are listed below:
Technology should be mild and not damage the material surface
Technology should enable the increase of temperature by 10-20K
Area which should be heated could be up to 1 cm2
Applicable in aqueous environement
Physical and chemical approaches are acceptable
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The company is open to partners worldwide and partnership with companies and research units in the framework of a joint venture, license or research cooperation agreement. The suitable form of cooperation depends on the kind of development stage and usability of the suggsted tools.
The tasks of the partner is the conduct of the cleaning process, and if necessary the research and development of the requested technology.


Development Stage:

Available for demonstration - Not interested in purely academic approach in an early stage.


IPR:

Secret Know-how,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted,Granted patent or patent application essential - Existing IP preferred. Further IP will be explored if joint-development is required.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
GERMANY
Profile date
21/11/2018
Deadline
30/05/2019

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

License agreement Joint venture agreement Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Chemistry & Chemical Engineering \ Software
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS / Information Processing & Systems, Workflow / Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware / ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS / Information Processing & Systems, Workflow / Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition / ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMS / Information Processing & Systems, Workflow / Simulation / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Process control and logistics / Prototypes, trials and pilot schemes
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
MARKET KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Speciality/performance materials: producers and fabricators / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Lubricants and functional fluids / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Other speciality materials / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Speciality/performance chemicals

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRDE20171130001