PROGRAM MANAGER: Tom Vranken, Ph.D.
Licensing, supplier agreement, joint development, consulting Production scale: over 1 M parts per year
Phase 1 – Proof of concept, sample testing (3-6 months)
Phase 2 – Upscaling and implementation into commercial products (+/-12 months)
All financials are to be negotiated
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SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP:
NineSigma, representing a large manufacturer of dispensing solutions for cosmetic products, invites proposals for low-durometer, injection moldable elastomers, or technologies that eventually result in very soft materials. Additionally, the material has to be resistant/compatible with nearly all cosmetic ingredients.
NineSigma’s client is a large manufacturer of plastic dispensing systems that are widely-used in consumer products in the food, pharma and cosmetics industries. Their current plastic dispensing systems are mainly Polypropylene or Polyethylene based, used for injection molding and are compatible with cosmetic ingredients.
In order to further improve the consumer’s experience, our client is looking for a novel, low-durometer material (hardness of shore A 25 – 75), that has a very soft touch and that can be injection molded. Moreover, the final material should be resistant to cosmetics which consist of various solvents (e.g. Isododecane), UV filters, waxes, pigments and preservatives.
Next to novel materials, our client is also interested in alternative technologies that will improve the properties of the current thermoplastics, and in experts who are familiar with the injection molding of low durometer elastomers.
The successful thermoplastic material has to:
Good to have:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
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