HPC007  |  Aroma Films for Food and Beverages

Today, instant and ready-to-eat meals in convenience stores and supermarkets have become part and parcel of urban life. Due to high temperatures during production and poor shelf life of aromatic compounds, these foods are less appealing compared to freshly cooked meals, even when ingredients are added in excess.  This technology overcomes such drawbacks by trapping natural, aromatic essential oils in the form of a water soluble film that can completely dissolve in warm water during re-heating of such meals. These unique films stabilize the essential oil components, which is suitable for longer preservation of tantalizing aromas.

Exhibitor : Chulalongkorn University & The Thailand Research Fund

AME065  |  Flexible Conduction Trace and Flexible Electronic Device for Wearables

This technology presents a low-cost flexible conductive composite and a simple process of arranging the nickel particles in the desired direction by using an external magnetic field. This technology relates to a flexible conduction trace which has better electrical characteristic comparing the previous the metal thin film tech. Furthermore, the flexible conduction trace in this invention is able to maintain a constant resistance during no tensile strain is applied or the tensile strain is applied. Thus this invention provides the operational reliability and prevents the degradation that is experienced in other flexible and conductive materials.

Exhibitor : Seoul National University R&DB Foundation

AME070  |  Meeting Stringent Fire Safety Standards with a New Eco-Benign Polymer/Enabler

IPAS (Inorganic Polymer Aqueous Solution) technology presents a sustainable and viable alternative to conventional (compounds based on halogens and phosphorus) Flame Retardant (FR) mechanisms to satisfy stringent International Fire Safety Standards. IPAS provides absolute flame and thermal resistance—incombustibility—by protecting treated materials from coming into contact with oxygen. Whilst IPAS possesses the same level or better anti-flammability and mechanical/physical properties than conventional FR systems, it poses little harm to humans and the environment. IPAS has an easily scalable process, can be made available in various forms for specific industrial needs.

Exhibitor : SMX Pte. Ltd.

AME073  |  High Energy Radiation Shielding Textiles

This technology is a safe and recoverable protective clothing made of novel materials for shielding against high energy radiation. The manufacturing process requires only common equipment for melt spinning and hot press forming. These radiation shielding textiles are expected to replace the existing rubber protective clothing containing lead materials, which are usually heavy and bulky. The newly developed textiles are lighter in weight and softer in texture. They provide wearers with effective protection from high energy radiation.

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic 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

USS014  |  Floating Controlled-release Systems for Extended Treatment of Surface of Water Bodies

This technology is a porous, water-soluble and biodegradable polymeric matrix, capable of encapsulating practically any actives. It stays afloat on the surface of water bodies for extended time periods, while releasing actives at predetermined dosages throughout the treatment period, bringing about the desired effect. This technology is currently applied to the control and eradication of mosquito larvae as well as surface algae. Potentially, it can be applied to other applications including bioremediation. Implementing this technology significantly lowers treatment cost, reduces the negative environmental impact of the actives, and improves treatment effectiveness.

Exhibitor : Hydroemission

USS028  |  Warm Winters, Cool Summers

The total market of new glass panel is approximately US$350 billion per year with 7.1% CAGR with current US$40B market of energy efficient windows. Our cost-effective thermochromic window technology can be retrofitted onto existing building façade windows, to regulate indoor temperatures with no additional structures or fittings. Through the use of this technology, users will be able to lower their electrical energy consumption.

Exhibitor : NEW CREATE