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Aug 30 2012
- Buying the bran derived resin
- Exclusivity for some years of the bran derived resins
- Our client is pretty flexible regarding IP arrangements.
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Description of Desired Solution
SpecialChem client is looking for a partner able to develop/produce plastic packaging material derived from bran (the bran comes from milling of wheat).
Ideally the performances of this new developed polymer should be as close as possible of existing materials such as PP, PET and PE
SpecialChem client, a company leader in Europe for food production in many categories of products, generates 20,000 to 40,000 tons of bran* (see composition below) per year from a milling process. As of today our client is not valuing these by-products internally. Knowing that current market price of bran is roughly 150€/ton, this company is seeking a partner who could develop a polymer using bran as a feedstock
and suitable for food packaging applications.
*Bran average composition:
- Humidity: 13 %
- Ash: 5 %
- Proteins: 15 %
- Fiber: 42 %
- Lipids: 5 %
- Starch: 20 %
Long term vision of our client is to propose to end-consumers packaging made of its by-products
Detailed Solution Description
SpecialChem client is looking for a partner able to develop a material having the following characteristics:
- Performance profile similar to PE, PP or PET
- Food contact approved
- Cost competitive (compare to above-mentioned polymers)
Possible Routes To Investigate (Not Limited to)
The resulting material derived from bran could be obtained using the following processes:
*These processes can lead to monomers or directly to polymers
- Extraction and/or chemical modification*
- Extraction and bio-chemical process (i.e. fermentation, enzymes, …)*
- Eventually mechanical extraction plus additives
Solution that are not of interest
Whatever the performances, materials derived from bran with characteristics similar to PLA, PHA or Starch blends are not of interest for our client.
Polymers not having the functional requisites for use as food packaging are not of interest.
Timeframe for adopting this solution
5 (five) to 8 (eight) years.
Other Comments / Important Considerations
- Potential volume opportunity of the bran-derived polymer: about 10.000 tons / year
- Client is considering selling to partner its bran at market price (~150€/ton)
- Research institutes or labs may suggest appropriate concepts to produce bran-derived materials
Seeker's Company Demographics
- Industry our client is in: Food
- Annual Revenue: 4 billion EURO
- Years in Business: >100
- Headquarters Area: Europe