TECH OFFER

Novel Technology for Odours and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Removal

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Environment, Clean Air & Water - Filter Membrane & Absorption Material
Environment, Clean Air & Water - Biological & Chemical Treatment
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
United Kingdom
ID NUMBER:
TO113658

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

Removal of malodours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are of key importance to improve air quality and overall quality of life. A proprietary technology based on the use of cucurbiturils has been developed for the capture of unpleasant smells and volatile compounds. The technology is several orders of magnitude more efficient than current state-of-the-art, cyclodextrin and activated charcoal, that have to be formulated in the presence of fragrances to mask their lack of performance. The technology has demonstrated to be effective in a wide range of product matrices and environmental conditions. 

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

This technology offers a uniquely innovative solution and step-change advancement to the current market challenges that no other technology can fully address:
1. Fragrance-free malodour counteracting efficacy: it outperforms deodorising technologies currently on the market in efficacy and long-lasting effect, eliminating both odours and VOCs from the atmosphere
2. Broad-spectrum capability: it is capable of capturing a wide range of malodours, particularly the low-molecular-weight VOCs that cause health concerns, and effective in a variety of conditions (temperature and humidity)
3. Ease of use: it can be formulated in a variety of product matrices, liquid and solids

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

A proprietary formulation based on this technology has been developed for air care, as an air freshener for odour removal, intended for consumer use and also commercial/industrial cleaning applications to improve indoor air quality.

Other potential applications include:

  • Personal Care
  • Home Care
  • Pet Care
  • Air Filtration
  • Nonwovens
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Waste Management
  • Industrial Cleaning

Benefits

  • IP protected innovative technology for product differentiation
  • High-performing VOCs and odour removal technology
  • Safe for allergy sufferers
  • Large scale production available
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