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Tratamientos antimicrobianos para tableros de fibra de densidad media destinados al sector médico-sanitario

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOGR20170202001
Publicado:
03/02/2017
Caducidad:
03/02/2018
Resumen:
Un experto griego en tratamientos químicos industriales ofrece una técnica innovadora y eficaz para aplicar tratamientos antimicrobianos en tableros de fibra de densidad media, especialmente dentro del sector médico-sanitario. El agente antimicrobiano se incorpora durante el proceso de fabricación de un producto y es una parte inherente tanto dentro como en la superficie del producto. Cuando microbios como bacterias y moho entran en contacto con la superficie del producto, el agente antimicrobiano penetra en la pared celular del microbio e interrumpe sus funciones celulares para que no pueda crecer ni reproducirse. El experto busca socios en Asia (Corea del Sur, Taiwán y China) con el fin de establecer acuerdos comerciales con asistencia técnica.



Details

Tittle:
Antimicrobial treatments for medium density fibreboard ideally suited to the medical-health sector.
Summary:
Greek industrial chemicals and treatments expert is offering an innovative and effective technique for applying antimicrobial treatments to medium density fibreboard, particularly targeting the medical and health sector. The expert wishes to establish commercial agreements with technical assistance and is particularly interested in finding partners from Asia: South Korea, Taiwan, China.
Description:
This Greek expert has developed a technique for applying an antimicrobial agent to medium density fibreboard (MDF). It can be used for a variety of applications, including household, commercial and industrial products. The treatment is built in to the product at the time of manufacture, and provides antimicrobial protection, which lasts for the lifetime of the product.

This technique has so far been applied in selected industries and product types (such as clothing, indoor materials, and outdoor fabrics such as tents). With this technique, developed and tested by the Greek expert, the application can also now be used for other building materials such as MDF.

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a form of bacterial infection that is resistant to numerous antibiotics. It is estimated that 49-65% of healthcare-associated infections are caused by MRSA strains. Approximately 86% of all invasive MRSA infections are contracted in hospitals or clinics. Antimicrobial soaps and other products used in intensive care units have been found to reduce MRSA cases by 40%.

Foam, plastics, textiles, and wood are susceptible to bacterial and fungal attack. In bedding and upholstery, dust mites can also be a problem.

The antimicrobial agent offered by this technology is built-in to products during the manufacturing process and becomes an intrinsic part of the product, both inside and on the surface. When microbes, such as bacteria, mould and mildew, come into contact with the product surface, the antimicrobial agent penetrates the cell wall of the microbe and disrupts key cell functions so the microbe cannot grow or reproduce. Thus the treatment is particularly well-suited to applications in the medical-health field.

This expert has acquired all the necessary expertise and know-how in order to develop this effective technique, both through academic qualifications (doctorate in colour chemistry), and from working in his specialised field of industrial chemical treatments and applications at an international level for close to 30 years.

The Greek client is interested in setting up commercial agreements with technical assistance with manufacturing partners from Asia: South Korea, Taiwan, China. Through such an agreement, the partner would be able to differentiate its products from the competitors, offering market advantages, added value and unique selling points.
Advantages and Innovations:
This technology offers excellent technical benefits in terms of highly-effective built-in protection, which prevents the growth of: bacteria, fungi, dust mites, algae, mildew and mould, It can help protect against germs, as well as a number of serious medical conditions and illnesses, such as asthma and allergies.

In addition, it is non-hazardous and has been specifically designed to prevent various other harmful and negative effects, such as unpleasant odours, rotting, degradation, spoilage, and staining.

A major advantage of this technology is its high level of durability. It is incorporated directly into the product at the manufacturing stage, and has been developed in such a way as to be able to last for the product´s entire life-cycle.
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
IPs:
Secret Know-how

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Medium or large-sized manufacturers of medium density fibreboard interested in obtaining this antimicrobial know-how and applying the treatment to its products. Ideally, the potential partner would already have customers in the medical - health sector (such as hospitals, clinics) or would be interested in entering this market segment.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Other
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
Greek

Dissemination

Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
China, Korea, Republic Of, Taiwan, Province Of China

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007015 Properties of Materials, Corrosion/Degradation