PROGRAM MANAGER: Nick Kacsandi
OPPORTUNITY: Depending on the nature of the proposed solution, this RFP could result in one or more of the following: technology licensing, supply/purchasing agreements, joint developmment congtracts, contract research, or funding to show proof of concept leading ot scalee-up to manufacturing.
Phase 1 - Proof of concept (Q1 2015)
Phase 2 - Commercial development (8 months following Phase 1 completion)
Phase 1 - Research or proof of concept funding is available depending upon the technology and project scope.
Phase 2 - Financial agreements will vary dependent upon proposed solution, nature of the business arrangement, and intellectual property status of the technology, as required.
Any and all agreements are negotiable at the discretion of the client.
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a Global Supplier of Industrial Elastomer Products, invites proposals for technologies that will strengthen the bonding integrity at elastomer-to-elastomer and/or elastomer-to-fabric interfaces.
Both flexible and rigid composites across the industrial landscape (rubber, PVC, other thermoplastics, etc.) employ a range of traditional bonding techniques to join layers of dissimilar elastomeric materials. NineSigma’s client employs a multi-ply system of engineered rubber, fabric / fiber reinforcements, and adhesive coatings to optimize bonding potential. However, thermal failure modes during operation can cause the various layers to unacceptably separate at high temperature (>400F). Each individual layer in the structure represents a separate potential failure point. As such, the client seeks to identify technology solutions that can improve adhesion at any or all of these interfaces under high thermal stress. Additionally, proposals that would enable a reduction in the overall number of layers / interfaces by eliminating or reducing the need for coatings, adhesives or integrated fabrics are of significant interest.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of concept
Phase 2 – To be determined based on scope and maturity of the proposed solution
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
The successful technology will:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
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APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUEST
Respondents from companies (small to large), academic researchers, other research institutes, consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. You represent an organization with an elastomer, rubber or related material solution that should provide a solution for testing in the intended application