Request ID: ITB
Request Title: Image Transfer Belt
Submitting Organization: P&G
Response Deadline: December 15, 2017
For Questions about Request: Send e-mail to Collaborations@TCC-Houston.org
We are interested in a medium that is suitable to deposit an image of suitable resolution onto the medium and then to release from the medium and transferred to another substrate in an industrial process. Suitable materials may need to be changed to optimize for the process.
DESCRIPTION OF NEED:
We are looking for existing or new technologies for a flexible film or belt on which we can print an image using drop on demand inkjet technologies with UV-curable inks, and then transfer the image onto a secondary substrate. Preferably, the film can be reused with minimal cleaning and/or processing. We
are also interested in the ability to store printed film and transfer the image later. We are also looking for potential development partners for upstream development of such technologies with capabilities to: (1) Work with or produce materials that can be used in the manufacture of flexible films or belts which could allow deposition of substances onto the substrate followed by release; and/or (2) produce flexible films or belts that can be used for such processes.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Any material/flexible medium with capabilities for:
WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR:
Please note that only non-confidential information describing the innovation, with current IP status, can be accepted for review.