Technology Marketplace Report
yet2 is searching for solutions
Building blocks for end-to-end supply chain planning systems. The way to rescue supply chain planning from the past is through a paradigm shift toward the use of crowdsourced building blocks instead of locked solutions that are tied to specific technology providers.
Foods and functional ingredients that provide better sleep and wake-up. Better sleep is a goal all over the world. This company wants to find foods, ingredients, additives, supplements, and similar food products that help provide better sleep.
Current Tech Offerings
Technologies for license or sale
Antibacterial livestock feeders made of antibacterial polymer concrete.
The company is looking for cooperation in the field of livestock feeder manufacturing including partners interested in licensing the technology.
Hydrophobic nonwoven teamed with a nanolayer can filter HVAC, turbine intakes even in high-humidity/water-laden air. The nanofiber layer has been manufactured at basis weights as high as 40 gsm.
The hydrophobic layer (upstream) sheds moisture and the dirt that absorbs it. The downstream nanofiber layer traps particulates as small as 1 micron.
Important Needs and Technologies
For your consideration
UV detector and skin senso.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has developed a portable UV detection and skin-type measuring device that alerts the user to current and accumulated UV exposure based on the ambient detected UV and the user’s own skin type. Different skin types react to UV differently.
The technology can be developed as a standalone product, but Kimberly-Clark believes that its real value lies in being incorporated into other high-tech wearables and smartphones for the outdoor and fitness market. Contact Phil Stern at yet2’s Newton, MA office for more information.
New sizing chemistries to improve the mechanical and chemical characteristics of nylon fiber composites.
Glass-reinforced nylon is compounded with glass fiber using polyurethane dispersion sizing that have only incrementally improved over time.
This organization would like to find alternatives to polyurethane that confer greater glycol and hydrolysis resistance, strength and adhesion and are compatible with processing conditions associated with nylon composite manufacture.
Method of encapsulating nanoparticles.
This technology is a method that produces well-dispersed nanoparticles encapsulated in a polymer matrix, operates at atmospheric temperature and pressure, and allows for independent control of the precipitation of the particle and of the polymer.
A few percent of metal oxide nanoparticles dispersed in polymers dramatically improve physical properties such as Young modulus and strength. The nanoparticles can also be proteins or drugs suitable for time release applications.
Featured Technology Search
Substitute materials/solutions for existing sheet glass.
This company is looking for new materials and solutions (including multilayer film with sheet glass or organic-inorganic glass composite materials) that can substitute for existing sheet glass in applications such as construction.
For more information on this need, contact Hidenori Takeuchi at yet2’s Tokyo, Japan office.It is common to use sheet glass for construction applications such as windows, curtain walls, atria, and floors.
However, sheet glass has many disadvantages. For example, sheet glass suffers from high thermal conductivity, which makes it an inefficient insulator.
Also, sheet glass is heavy compared to other materials like plastics, and requires additional bracing and support for its weight.
There exist resin-based alternatives such as Eastman TritanTM, but no glass or glass-like material fully satisfies the basic requirements for thermal conductivity, transparency, and durability.
We believe that the basic requirements for a sheet-glass substitute include:
- Similar properties to glass in terms of transparency, high mechanical strength, weatherability, and durability.
- The new material needs to be about half the weight of glass.
- Thermal conductivity should be lower than that of glass; that is, thermal conductivity should be lower than 0.2W/m k.
- No tint or color change should occur because of UV exposure.