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

REQUEST from Germany, reference: TRDE20171130001, valid from 30-11-2017 untill 01-12-2018

Technology
  • Title:
    Large German chemical company seeking proven method for localized surface treatment for non-conductive material
  • Start date:
    30 november 2017 (3 weken geleden)
  • End date:
    1 december 2018
  • Summary:
    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.
  • 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 Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    License agreement, Joint venture agreement, Research cooperation agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise 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

    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.

    SME 11-50,University,Inventor,R&D Institution,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Organisation
  • Development stage:
    Available for demonstration
  • IPR Status:
    Secret Know-how,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted,Granted patent or patent application essential
  • Market keywords:
    Speciality/performance materials: producers and fabricators
    Lubricants and functional fluids
    Other speciality materials
    Speciality/performance chemicals
  • Technology keywords:
    Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
    Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
    Simulation
    Prototypes, trials and pilot schemes
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
  • Advantages and Innovations:
Client
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry >500 MNE
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
    Ja
  • Year Established:
    0
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    Germany
  • Languages spoken
    • English