NineSigma, representing a global high-performance materials manufacturer, invites proposals from organizations and researchers for polymers (fibres) that can decompose at low temperatures.
Ninesigma’s client is a global supplier of high performance materials for a variety of high temperature applications.
The integration of polymer materials (fibres, etc.) into various product lines has a number of potential applications. The primary goal for the current search is to find a polymer matrix, blend or composition that decomposes at 100°C. Potential solutions which currently decompose at 250°C with a clear path to reducing (e.g. functionalising, processing, etc.) this decomposition temperature are also of high interest.
The decomposition temperature is linked to the fibre length and therefore consultants and/or academics who have extensive experience in this area are highly valued.
The client is open to all solutions from academia and from industry, as long as there is a clear understanding of the method and requirements.
Key Success Criteria
The ideal solution will be a polymer material / fibre which meets the following criteria:
Decomposition temperature: 100°C
Low melting point
Fibre length: 3-6mm
Fibre Diameter: micron range
Final product polymer concentration <1%
Potential solutions could include, but are not limited to:
Any polymer composition which has low decomposition temperature and low melting point
Long length polymeric fibres
Any green material systems
Items to be Submitted
Proposals should not include any confidential information and should contain the following:
Status of IP and Freedom to operate
Brief overview of organization
Experience of commercial exploitation of chemistry methodology development