Request for Proposal
Status: RFP is Closed

Polymers That Decompose at Low Temperatures

Request Number
Due Date
Apr 4
Program Manager


Licensing, product acquisition, proof of concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing, joint development, supplier agreement


Phase 1 – Technology Assessment – 3 - 6 months

Phase 2 – Development plan / Scale-up – 12-24 months


All terms to be negotiated depending on technology status



RFP was closed on
Apr 2019

RFP Title


Polymers That Decompose at Low Temperatures
RFP Description

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%
Possible Approaches

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:

  • Executive summary
  • Status of IP and Freedom to operate
  • Brief overview of organization
  • Experience of commercial exploitation of chemistry methodology development

For assistance, please contact the Programme Manager (

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