AME002  |  Battery Energy Storage Materials

This technology offer highlights the the technology provider's expertise in the area of materials for energy storage in batteries. The technology provider aims to develop innovative energy storage materials and devices to provide lasting portable energy for high power consumption mobile electric devices, electric vehicles and smart grids. Focus areas include development of advanced storage materials for both primary and rechargable advanced batteries.

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

AME052  |  Face-to-Face Transfer of Graphene Films on Single Wafers

In this invention, an in-situ face-to-face transfer technique for wafer-scale graphene films which accomplishes both the growth and transfer steps on one wafer is demonstrated. The transfer technique yields graphene film of high quality compared to conventional transfer process. In conventional processes, graphene growth is performed on a growth substrate (copper) wafer and the graphene film subsequently transferred to a separate target substrate (silicon or silicon oxide) wafer. In this invention, graphene growth on copper substrate and subsequent transfer to target substrate occurs on a single wafer.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

AME055  |  High Efficiency Graphene Oxide Catalyst for Oxidative Reactions

Carbon catalysts are an attractive alternative for expensive metal catalysts because of their low cost and natural abundance. Graphene oxide sheets, inexpensively prepared from graphite, have been used in place of expensive metal catalysts for various chemical reactions. However, the typically very low catalytic reactivity of graphene oxide often requires a catalyst loading of 200 – 400 wt% to substantially convert a reactant to a desired product. This limits the use of graphene oxide catalysts. This technology provides a graphene oxide catalyst of low catalytic loading (< 5%) designed as a viable option for industrial use.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

AME059  |  Catalyst for Producing Chiral and Conductive Selective Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes

Structurally uniform and chirality-pure single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are highly desired for both fundamental studies and technological applications. The ultimate goal of producing just one type of SWCNT by controlling its structure or chirality, during growth has proved to be a considerable challenge over the last two decades. Using high melting point tungsten-based intermetallic compound nanocrystals that can maintain their crystalline structures during the SWCNT growth process as catalysts, allows growth of SWCNTs with specific chirality and different conductivities, with purity between 92 – 98%.

Exhibitor : Peking University

AME061  |  Nanocellulose from Organic Waste

Nanocellulose has been discovered to be a viable alternative to plastic because it is more environmentally friendly to manufacture. It can help reduce the society’s overdependence on plastic products, which are causing detrimental effects on our environment. Conventionally, nanocellulose is produced by reducing the crystalline fibre bundles to nano-sized particles. The reduction of the fibres bundles can be achieved either chemically or mechanically. This technology uses a ball milling technique and hommogenisation process to produce nanocellulose from organic waste.

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

Active Food Packaging Material

Contrary to conventional food packaging that is inert to the food; active food packaging has the ability to act against the contaminants and to remove them. This technology presents the use of the polymeric films comprising of halloysite nanotubes as a packaging material for food products. The said halloysite nanotubes are incorporated with active agents, such as antibacterial agents (preferably from a natural source) for providing antibacterial, barrier and ethylene scavenging properties.

Exhibitor : Sabanci University / Inovent Co.

AME018  |  New Class of Commercial-scale Separation Membranes Incorporating Graphene

Graphene is the world's most popular material; however, it hardly mixes with other materials because it is hydrophobic and oleophobic. By modifying graphene without affecting its conductivity, it is found to disperse well in either water or organic solvent. A polymer solution prepared from the modified graphene, can be sprayed on a variety of materials as a coating film. The resultant product has the properties of conductivity, heat resistance, anti-radiation and anti-electromagnetic waves, and can be applied to various industries, such as low-energy desalination, electronics, functional fabrics, as well as in paint to enable stealth.

Exhibitor : _ Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

HPC032  |  High Quality Silver Quantum Dots

This technology provides high quality quantum dots which are capable of luminescence at wavelengths desired for medical applications. The quantum dots presented herein have dramatically improved quantum yields and comparatively high transfection efficiencies as well, which is again essential for medical applications. These quantum dots also have low toxicity levels which make them favourable candidates for medical applications. This technology offers an effective and cost efficient way of synthesising these quantum dots.

Exhibitor : KOC University

HPC087  |  Mineral-based Sun Care Agent

This technology offers a novel particle of natural minerals for cosmetics facilitates excellent UVA & UVB protection combining upsides of micro- and nanoparticles while preventing their downsides. The sun care agent is designed into platelet-shaped micron particles which are composed of nano primary particles to solve sunscreen manufacturers’ problems, such as toxicity, surface coverage and uncontrolled agglomeration causing uneven texture on surfaces of application.

Exhibitor : Sehir TTO

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

USS047  |  Nano Glass Coating for Green Building Applications

In the tropical region, buildings are under hot climate and constant exposure to high level of solar radiation all year round. As such, a huge amount of electric energy is spent to cool down buildings. Therefore, there is a high demand by industrial and residential consumers to effectively reduce the effects of solar radiation to the indoor ambient temperature. This technology presents a nano glass coating formulation that prevents the solar heat from entering the buildings through the glass windows. With the application of this technology, the temperature is expected to be reduced by up to 8 – 9°C.

Exhibitor : Singapore Polytechnic

USS055  |  Affordable Carbon Paste Electrodes for the Detection of Pesticides and Bio-organic Substances

This innovative sensor which is based on carbon paste electrode (CPE) is able to detect important bio-organic molecules and pesticides in aqueous media. The sensor consists of a carbon allotrope and fluid polymeric binder and is packed into a container with an electrical contact. The sensor is targeted to be relatively affordable and easy to produce. This technology is useful in detecting important organic compounds found in aqueous media i.e. blood plasma, as well as pesticides dissolved in water samples.

Exhibitor : University of The Philippines