World Leading Consumer Goods Company

TiO₂ Substitute

What We Are Looking For

Bic, an EU-based, fast-moving consumer goods company is seeking a University, lab, incubator, accelerator, or startup as a partner that can help us accelerate the replacement of TiO2, which is used as a whitening and opacifying agent in many of our products.

The prototype can be:

_»_A chemical that the partner can prove as a direct, full substitution of TiO2
_»_for our products providing similar properties

_»_An industrial process method that could enable us to tailor the color and
_»_opacity without TiO2

_»_An OEM stationary product without TiO2 that could replace one or all of
_»_our existing products targeted for this initiative

Our Technical Specification

In many consumer goods products, TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) powder is used as an opacifier to provide whiteness and opacity. We are seeking a substitute material, process, or product for the manufacturing process of a number of our consumer goods products that currently rely on TiO2 for opacity and whiteness.


December 15, 2020

Our Experience

Bic has had previous great success with startup collaboration.

How We Will Work With You

If an appropriate material, process, or product is found, we would initiate a contract-based project with a finite duration, and a possibility for a project extension. Startup acquisition could also be examined as a possible path forward.

Area of Interest

Sector & Industries

  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • FoodTech
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Production processes
  • Specialty products


  • Nanotechnology
  • New materials

Development Stage





_»_Becoming Established

Geographic Reach

Europe, Worldwide


December 15, 2020

Who We Are

Société Bic S.A., commonly referred to simply as Bic, is a manufacturing corporation based in Clichy, France, best known for making disposable consumer products such as lighters, razors, and pens. It was founded in 1945 to create a product that answered a fundamental consumer need – a tool that achieved smooth, effortless writing.

Today, Bic continues to enhance consumers’ daily lives with essential, iconic, sustainable products made simply and creatively. The company finds clever, practical, efficient solutions to the challenges that confront consumers. In the next phase of innovation, Bic is seeking startup partners from the UBI Global community.

What We Do

Manufacturer of consumer products.

About Us

The company headquarters are in Europe.



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