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TRJP20210204001

A Japanese plastic products manufacturer is looking for partners in the EU that can provide food-loss prevention technologies and is specifically interested to co-develop a bottle cap with measuring capabilities

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ABSTRACT

This Japanese company established in 1917 manufactures plastic products including advanced airless bottles which are used for food, cosmetics, and personal care product packaging. The company is looking for an EU partner that is willing to co-develop or produce a bottle cap that can also function as a measuring tool. The company is generally interested in technologies that prevent food-loss and wiling to engage in license, technical & research cooperation, and commercial agency agreements.


FULL DESCRIPTION

This Japanese company specialized in plastic products manufacturing with over a century of history is looking for partners in the EU. The company produces various plastic products with their blow moulding technology and its clients are generally in the automobile, food, medical, cosmetic, housing, and other similar industries. They have manufacturing partners in Asia and the United States and are now looking to cooperate with EU partners.

The company has developed advanced airless bottles, including double-structure and multilayer bottles, designed to prevent oxidation and reduce residual content. This type of bottle is generally used in food packaging, cosmetics, and personal care products. The company would like to engage in a technological partnership with an EU partner to improve the usability of their bottles and provide additional value for consumers.

Specifically, the technology sought by the Japanese company is a bottle cap that can function as a measuring or weighing tool. In the existing market there are pumps that can discharge an estimated quantity, but a cap with similar capabilities has never been introduced. Squeeze bottles with such a measurement cap will allow consumers to extract the necessary quantity for cooking recipes. Furthermore, it can also allow more accurate dosing of cosmetics. Although not as high of a priority as the cap, the company is also interested in various technologies that tackle the issue of food loss and other packaging-related technologies as described in the "Technical Specification or Expertise Sought" box.

The Japanese company seeks to collaborate with EU companies or research institutions in the form of a technical cooperation agreement where the partner does research into the technical possibilities and requirements of the requested technology, a license agreement for existing technology provided by potential partners, or a commercial agreement with technical assistance with a company that is able to develop a measurable bottle that complies with the clients’ demands. The technical assistance necessary would be in the form of detailed knowledge exchange with the partner to ensure a compatible manufacturing process. Research cooperation could also be an option where both companies bundle their researching capabilities.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The Japanese company is looking for a company with expertise in the packaging technology of food & beverages, cosmetics, and health & personal care. The company should have sufficient knowledge in these fields to provide an innovative bottle cap capable of measuring or weighing specific quantities in such a way it adds additional value for customers. The partner must have access to advanced technology related to the manufacturing, processing, coating, and design topology optimization of packaging.

The company is not only looking for measurable cap solutions, they are interested in various technologies related to solving food loss issues. One such example is ‘’slide coating’’. They also are looking for solutions related to packaging technology such as absorbent materials, adhesive technologies, self-healing material, deodorization, microfabrication, non-destructive inspection, just to name a few. They welcome inquiries from companies with competency in these fields.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Japanese company is interested in establishing long-term agreements with potential partners offering technological solutions to food-loss and general packaging issues The company is looking to engage in a technical cooperation agreement with a potential partner where the partner does research into the technical possibilities and requirements of the requested technology, a license agreement for existing technology provided by potential partners, or a commercial agreement with technical assistance with a company that is able to develop a measurable bottle that complies with the clients’ demands. The technical assistance necessary would be in the form of detailed knowledge exchange. Research cooperation could also be an option where both companies bundle their researching capabilities. The company welcomes potential partners in any size, including start-ups.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
JAPAN
Profile date
05/02/2021
Deadline
06/02/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

License agreement Commercial agreement with technical assistance Technical cooperation agreement Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Materials \ Food and Drink \ Chemistry & Chemical Engineering \ Engineering \ Packaging \ Textiles, Leather & Footwear \ Drug Discovery and Drug Development \ Physical Sciences
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Design and Modelling / Prototypes / 3D printing / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Industrial Manufacture / Coatings / OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES / Chemical Technology and Engineering / Plastics and Rubber related to Chemical Technology / PHYSICAL AND EXACT SCIENCES / Separation Technologies / Adsorption / AGROFOOD INDUSTRY / Technologies for the food industry / Food Packaging / Handling
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of other plastic products
MARKET KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Plastic fabricators / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Other fabricated plastics / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Coatings and adhesives manufactures

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRJP20210204001