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New Material - PTFE Replacement

What We Are Looking For

Our company is in search of a technical solution focused on the lubricant coating on thin metallic parts. Specifically, we are aiming to:

*_Substitute PTFE, which is currently used as a low-friction coating on the metallic substrate, with an alternative material not belonging to the PFAS family (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)

*_Find a scalable process of depositing the above material on the metallic substrate to form a lubricative coating with very good adhesion, having similar or better performance compared to PTFE

Our company is seeking a technical solution with the potential of scaling up to be incorporated into our existing products. We would like to work with research institutes, startups, incubators, or accelerators to secure any successful POC that is transferrable to consumer goods manufactured by mass production.

The ability to execute proof-of-concept and feasibility studies pertaining to the project scope as well as scale-up capabilities are also welcomed.

Our Technical Specification

We are seeking a substitute for PTFE materials, which are used to form a low friction surface.

_»_Must function to lower friction/improve glide equally or better than PTFE ___substances

_»_Must be ultrathin (<100 nm) with provable manufacturing application to ___bond with steel

_»_Must be durable for repeated, long-term use in wet environments

_»_Must be safe for human use

_»_Medical developments would be considered if durable for many uses

_»_Hydrogels are excluded from consideration

_»_Silicon developments would be considered if durable

Deadline

November 8, 2021

Our Experience

Our company has had previous great success with research institutes, startups, innovation programs, and ecosystems around the world.

How We Will Work With You

If an appropriate material, process, or product is found, we could initiate a contract-based project with a finite duration aiming at a proof of concept and a possibility for a project extension. The duration of the project to the final stage is projected to be 3 to 6 months.

Area of Interest

Sector & Industries

  • Chemicals
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Production processes

Technologies

  • New materials

Development Stage

Concept & Research Stage, Commitment Stage, Traction Stage

Geographic Reach

Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Worldwide

Deadline

November 8, 2021

Who We Are

We are an EU- and US-based potential corporate partner with an international footprint in sales and employment, strong brand awareness, and a long history, cross-channel commercialization capabilities, and different product lines targeting a variety of consumer groups. We aim to offer smart products that make an impact on people’s lives. We consistently secure several billion in annual revenue.

What We Do

We strive to offer consumer-centric innovations and to have our quality products available to all consumers across the globe.

About Us

The company headquarters are located in the United States.

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