AME003  |  Functional Coatings and Surfaces

This technology offer highlights the developments in functional coatings and surfaces. By incorporating films of unique materials or material systems, or by introducing unique nanostructures on the surface of substrates such as glass, plastic and metals, enhancement to the original properties of the substrate can be achieved. We focus on the development of new coating material or materials systems (such as stacks) as well as develop the necessary optimised deposition processes to bring out the functional properties for various applications.

Exhibitor : A*STAR - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

AME006  |  Nanoimprinting and Nanoinjection Molding

Nanoimprinting and nanoinjection molding are techniques to fabricate nanometre-scale patterns, through a process similar to embossing. These techniques can be applied to various materials like polymers, glass and even metals, in both 2D film and 3D free form products. The presence of surface nanostructures imparts unique surface functionalities onto otherwise ordinary surfaces, enabling applications in various fields, e.g. optics, electronics, biomedical, consumer and many others.

Exhibitor : A*STAR - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

Fabric Enhancing Compression Coating Technology

The innovative technology is a state of the art polyurethane material that can be applied directly to any fabric. It offers the optimal combination of comfort, fit and function, and is customizable according for various functions and fabrics. This fabric-enhancing technology has been proven to be effective in protecting and supporting muscles for stronger performance with increased blood flow for greater psychomotor efficiency.

Exhibitor : Bronxculture Pte Ltd

AME010  |  Free-form Lenses For Use In Imaging Optics

Our wide-angle, low-aberration camera (WALA Cam) is the world’s first imaging system to achieve a wide field-of-view, low-distortion performance specification -- without software modifications and at a very competitive price point. This is possible thanks to our free-form technology which uses rotationally asymmetrical lenses to map out a rectangular image onto the rectangular sensor, thus reducing barrel distortion typically seen in wide-angle images.  

Exhibitor : DynaOptics Ltd

AME057  |  Optical Microsphere Nanoscope

The optical microsphere nanoscope enables the imaging of objects at a super-resolution of sub-100nm (down to about 25nm), real time and at a long working distance of 1 micron (non-contact imaging). This is previously deemed impossible due to the optical diffraction limit. This technology is mainly developed for bio-researchers and engineers who need to look at bio-materials etc. samples in vitro, in situ and in vivo with sub-100nm feature sizes. So far, the existing technologies cannot offer similar performance. Moreover, this technology also provides a faster, cheaper and more convenient alternative for other industries, such as semiconductor inspection.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

AME074  |  Low Residual Torque Singles Ring Yarn Technology

This technology is a breakthrough in yarn manufacturing. It provides the means to produce yarns with low or zero residual torque and high strength. The reduced residual torque yarn can be woven and knitted in fabrics with very soft handle, low spirality, good strength and pilling performance. The technology can be applied on cotton and worsted spinning systems, and brings improvements to the overall throughput of a spinning factory by improving the bottleneck in spinning process. It is estimated that the overall productivity of spinning operation can be enhanced by 20 – 40%.

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Integrating Microfluidic Chip Technology into Existing Laboratory Tools such as Microarray Plates

The technology developed allows a straightforward way to retrofit existing standard laboratory tools with novel microfluidic chip technology comprising acoustic actuation technology that performs additional functions which are not integrated into the laboratory tools.  The functions may include, mixing and sample pre-concentration, sample ejection to transfer of fluids into a mass spectrometer without needing to handle the fluid or use other equipment such as pipettes.  This advantageously reduces cost, increases efficiency and has the potential to reduce handling errors.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

HPC107  |  Durable Nano-encapsulated Insect Repellent Finishing for Fabrics

Insect bite is a known way of disease transmission and hence there is a demand for insect repellent products in the market. As most products are directly applied to the skin, repeated use may lead to allergies and other health risks due to inherent biotoxicity. This technology encapsulates a commonly used insect repellent to not only enable controlled release of the compound but also be applied as a finishing to fabrics, especially outdoor apparel and sportswear. Wearers can be shielded from insects effectively without having to apply the repellent directly on skin.  

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

USS043  |  Use of Silica Nanoparticles for Transforming Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) Fly Ash into Composite Filler

Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash is the ash residue after incineration of municipal solid wastes. MSWI fly ash is known to improve the physical and mechanical properties of the composites. However, it contains harmful heavy metals. The featured technology is a cost-effective solution to transform MSWI fly ash into reinforced fillers for fabrication of high quality composites. To achieve this, the toxic heavy metals in the MSWI fly ash are stabilized through using silica nanoparticles. The fabricated composites have wide application in aerospace, automobile, marine, wind power, infrastructure and sport equipment due to lightweight and good mechanical properties.

Exhibitor : Republic Polytechnic