Scouting Sustainable Barrier Coatings
A SpecialChem Client needed to identify and develop renewably sourced materials that could provide barrier properties as good as, or better than, existing materials in order to enrich its portfolio of leading-edge sustainable technology. Discover how he used innovative Open Innovative processes to identify promising business technologies, before competition...
Scouting Sustainable Packaging Solution
A leading food producer identified that environmental impact of a microwavable pouch, because of a laminate, was perceived as an issue for consumers. As a consequence, SpecialChem client was seeking breakthrough innovation in pouch sustainability. But constrains such as food regulations, printability and barriers properties made the search time consuming and non-effective...
Out-licensing a Coating Technology
A service company, with over 100 years of experience, has developed coating technologies allowing the application of multiple functional thin layers on various substrates.
Able to develop customized solutions, the company is trying to value his know-how by promoting technologies on US-based Open Innovation intermediaries and via its own Open Innovation platform, but with limited success...
Scouting a Color Change Technology
A leading brand owner identified a large opportunity in personal care if, instead of having consumers time a particular cleansing task, the products could provide a visual cue to signify completion.
But our client, working with thousands of chemists and having relationships with hundreds of innovative suppliers, was not able to source the appropriate technology...
Solving a Coatings Technological Problem
A leading high tech company with a division active in conversion coatings is developing a technological concept similar to e-coat but without any current/voltage as a driver to build film. After several years of development the company realized it needed a partner...
Finding a Greener Innovative Material
A multi-billion dollar specialty chemicals company identified a growth opportunity to replace fiberglass-reinforced composites with "natural" fiber-reinforced composites. However, the company lacked expertise in composites fabrication required to propose such natural fibers...