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Aerosoles ecológicos para alimentos nuevos y mejorados, bienes de consumo de movimiento rápido y otros productos

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOUK20190131002
Publicado:
04/02/2019
Caducidad:
05/02/2020
Resumen:
Una empresa británica ha desarrollado el prototipo de un accesorio sencillo para válvulas de aerosoles que mejora la espuma de fórmulas conocidas y nuevas. Gracias al uso de aire o nitrógeno, etc. es posible desarrollar aerosoles para los sectores de horneado y catering, cuidado personal e higiene con las líneas de fabricación existentes. Este accesorio produce microburbujas muy consistentes de 30-40 um con cualquier gas. La espuma obtenida es muy suave, firme y consistente. La invención permite mejorar la apariencia y textura de los productos de espuma actuales. La empresa busca fabricantes de este tipo de productos con el fin de establecer acuerdos de licencia.

Details

Tittle:
Environmentally friendly aerosols for new and improved food, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) and other products
Summary:
A UK company has prototyped a simple add-on for aerosol valves, for improved foaming of known and new formulas. Using air or nitrogen etc., aerosol products for baking and catering, personal care and hygiene can be made with existing manufacturing lines. Manufacturers of such products are sought for license agreements.
Description:
Many fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are dispensed as foams (for example shaving foams, hair mousses shower foams, moisturizers, cleaning products) and some food products (squirty cream) are packaged in aerosol cans. The propellant in the can is almost always flammable or toxic or both. There is pressure on the industry to think of greener and safer ways for packaging. Another limitation is that only certain combinations of gases and foodstuffs or consumer products result in a foam that is consistent and feels good. Various solutions have been offered in the shape of valves and meshes, but these have proven to suffer from inconsistency in bubbles, or stability.
A UK company has prototyped an add-on for standard aerosol valves that promises to alleviate said problems at once. The add-on produces very consistent microbubbles at ca 30-40 um with all gases tried so far, and air. The resulting foam is very smooth, firm and appealing. The foam stays firmer for much longer than with existing products.
The invention will improve the look and feel of existing foamed products. Importantly, it has been successfully tested on formulas that are viscous or come with a high solids load (as high as 50% v/v). This in turn allows for completely new products to be launched. Foamed milk for coffee is one example (see the Picture), whisked egg whites and baking mixes, mousses, dressings and other condiments, sauces or toppings. These products would take the most laborious steps out of many kitchen and catering jobs. In FMCG, foamed personal care and dental products allow for smaller portion sizes and packaging for example.
The UK company seeks manufacturers of described products for license agreements. The add-on is easy to make and compatible with existing aerosol components and filling lines so not much technical involvement is needed.
Advantages and Innovations:
The patented add-on is uniquely good in producing consistent microbubbles with a multitude of gases and a diverse range of solution consistency.
The advantages are the possibility of improving existing products with very little additional cost, or launching entirely new products.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Applications filed with a view to extend to most developed countries.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of partner sought: industry.
Specific activity of partner: manufacturers of food products such as creams and mousses, manufacturers of hygiene and beauty products.
Role of partner sought: to start manufacturing existing or new products, incorporating the novel add-on under license.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
03004011 Care, Hygiene, Beauty
08001003 Empaquetado / manipulación de alimentos
02007009 Materials Handling Technology (solids, fluids, gases)
08002003 Métodos de producción seguros
10002013 Tecnologías verdes / producción limpia