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Country of origin: Belgium
A multinational active in the consumers' products market looks for pet hair removal technologies, products or devices that are easy to use and work well on soft surfaces. The kind of agreement to be signed with the partner will depend on the solutions proposed by the potential partner..
This company is actually searching for existing pet hair removal technologies/products/devices that work well on soft surfaces such as upholstered furniture (e.g.sofa), drapes and other types of fabrics.
Technical Specifications / Specific technical requirements:
More in particular, the products/devices/technologies sought be able to remove all types of pet animal hair (coarse and fine) attached on the surface or embedded/entangled into fabric type materials.
The potential solution proposed has to provide convenience (intuitive and easy to use) and avoid the need to touch the hair/dirt after use. Performance and ease of use should be better than existing quick-use products like lint roller and other adhesive-based technologies.
The technologies/products/devices should be single use disposable products or multi-use durable/semi-durable devices with refills.
Operation of durable/semi-durable devices could be continuous or semi-continuous, and provide value to consumers with ingenious removal of pet hair.
Moreover, for single use disposable products, cost should be in line with similar products in the category. For durable or semi-durable devices, cost should be around ~ ¬ 7,5/unit.
The company is definitely not looking for the following:
" An adhesive-based device such as a lint roller that only picks up hair on the surface (cannot remove embedded pet hair).
" A device that is cumbersome like a full vacuum sweeper with attachments.
" A complicated device that requires significant technology development (i.e.; electronics) and/or high investment.
" Products for use on full floor carpets or rugs.
The multinational is open to becoming proprietary, or at least exclusive to practice of the sought after technology/process in Food, Drug, Mass, and Club channels..
Partner expertise sought:
- Type of partner sought: Industry (open to academia as well), with track experience in the technologies, products or devices sought
- Specific area of activity of the partner: No specific area on potential solutions to be provided since the company is exploring any reliable technical solution
- Task to be performed by the partner sought: The multinational preferably looks for existing technologies. The agremeent will depend on the type and development stage of the proposed solution..
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Profile created on: 30 June 2009
Closing date: 21 June 2010