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TRUK20210330001

UK chemical company is seeking synthetic colours for consumer goods that are biodegradable so as to be sustainable while still delivering the required performance.

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ABSTRACT

A UK chemical company is seeking man-made colours for consumer goods that are totally and quickly biodegradable in order to meet future sustainability concerns while delivering the required performance under research cooperation agreements or joint venture agreements.


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A chemical company from the UK that is a market leader in the provision of innovative solutions to the consumer-packaged goods industries is currently focusing on colouring for consumer goods. In the past decade consumers have become more interested in environmental sustainability and their decisions are more influenced by products that are sustainable.

Colours make a great impact on the consumer’s decision making process while purchasing an article – from expensive cars to a pair of socks or a bottle of laundry detergent or hand soap.

Colours are used not only for aesthetics of the product but in many cases it delivers a functional benefit as well.


In the consumer-packaged goods industry, some natural colours can be an alternative sustainable solution over the synthetic colours particularly in relation to food and beverages.

Unfortunately, natural colours have many shortcomings when it comes to applications in laundry detergents and dishwashing detergents. Therefore a sustainable alternative colour is currently lacking to address the sustainable future of colours in this application. The company is seeking synthetic colours that are completely and rapidly biodegradable to deliver performance yet address the sustainability requirement.

The company is seeking potential partners either under a research cooperation agreement where the prospective partner already has technology that perhaps needs some additional funding or research or joint venture agreements where both companies can collaborate together to develop a new solution to this problem.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: It is expected that these colours successfully pass an OECD 301 or enhanced (60 day) 301 Biodegradation test.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: A successful collaboration could mean, for individuals, companies or universities to develop a solution that will have global impact in the sector by forming a partnership under a research cooperation agreement where the prospective partner might already be working in this area or a joint venture agreement to co-develop and co-launch a solution to market.


Development Stage:

Field tested/evaluated

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
UNITED KINGDOM
Profile date
01/04/2021
Deadline
02/04/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Joint venture agreement Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Materials
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Colours and varnish / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Hybrid materials
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Other manufacturing n.e.c.
MARKET KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Industrial chemicals / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Other chemicals and materials (not elsewhere classified)

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRUK20210330001