Large Dutch steel company wishes to make their current wet coating steel conservation sustainable and is looking for suppliers of complete systems to improve this process. Looking for commercial partners who can supply complete solutions with technical assistance, or technical cooperation partners that offer sustainable alternatives for preservation of steel structures with new preservation methods.
This request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open internet platform.
The Dutch company is an established name in steel construction and has various locations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. Each location has its own specialism. Many, often leading steel construction projects, have been realized, focused on the markets: commercial construction, steel stairs, infrastructure and special constructions.
Part of steel construction is the preservation of the steel, not only to make it look beautiful, but more importantly to offer protection against corrosion. The current system the company applies is a so-called wet coating by which an industrial coating (zinc phosphate, epoxy coating) is applied by means of spray guns.
The company would like to make the preservation process more sustainable and are looking for companies that can support them in this.
With more sustainable they mean:
- Environmentally friendly.
- Improvement of working conditions.
- Easily removable when reusing steel after its service life has expired.
- Less paint loss
- At least the same quality or better
- At least the same drying time or shorter
The company is looking for suppliers that can offer complete systems to improve steel conservation within the frame of a commercial agreement with technical assistance or partners who can offer sustainable alternatives for preservation of steel structures through other/new preservation methods or alternative materials within the frame of a technical cooperation agreement.
IMPORTANT: This technology request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open internet platform. If an organization expresses interest before the closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform. After registration participants can browse free through other submissions and engage in discussions. All submissions will get feedback by the company on this open platform. The challenge closes on May 3rd 2021. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential. Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the organizations with whom they would like to cooperate in the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, expressions of interest for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.
- Type of partner sought: Making the process of industrial coating (zinc phosphate, epoxy coating) applied by means of spray guns, more sustainable.
Partners sought to improve the process. and methods. Partners sought with expertise in coating technology, chemistry, corrosion protection, anticorrosion systems, or surface protection technology to improve the process or possibly offering alternative methods.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Company offers opportunities to experiment at a large and reputable steel construction company. They are looking for suppliers of complete systems to make their current wet paint steelcoating more sustainable.
The company is also interested in organizations with expertise in coating technology, chemistry, corrosion protection, anticorrosion systems or surface protection technology that can offer sustainable alternatives for preservation of steel structures through other/new preservation methods or alternative materials.
Company offers an unique opportunity to apply a product/process to large steel constructions.