Seeking Binder Material for the Manufacturing of Eco-friendly Products Made of Wheat Pollard

Background / Description

The technology seeker specialises in the trading of food commodities including wheat pollard of up to 3,000 tonnes per month. Wheat pollard is a by-product of wheat milling process and it is commonly used in diets of poultry, cattle, swine and ruminants of all ages as well as plywood manufacturing.

The technology seeker intends to explore materials and methods for their wheat pollard to be made into value-added biodegradable products such as disposable utensils, cups and plates. Other valorisation solutions could also be explored and co-developed.

The seeker intends to collaborate with an educational research institute or commercial entities to explore how this can be achieved in an economical and sustainable manner. Specific areas of study include:

  1. The exploration of appropriate binder material that can withstand pressure of up to 2 Pascal.
  2. The exploration of appropriate material for the product to withstand heat of up to 150°C.
  3. Technical support on the manufacturing processes.

Technical Specifications

  1. Specifications of the wheat pollard:
    (a) Protein content: 16% min
    (b) Ash content: 2% max
    (c) Moisture content: 14% max
    (d) Starch content: 40% min
    (e) Particle size: 80 mesh.

  2. The product expectations:
    (a) Able to withstand pressure of up to 2 Pascal, heat of up to 150°C and water permeation across the material.
    (b) To be subjected to food contact testing and certifications – the proposed standard for the testing is ISO 67.250 Materials and Articles in Contact with Foodstuffs.
    (c) 100% biodegradable.
    (d) The total manufacturing cost will be explored and set accordingly by the technology seeker at a later stage.  

  3. Other supports:
    (a) The technology seeker is able to provide factory space for pilot scale test-bedding.

Preferred Business Model

  • R&D Collaboration
  • Business Collaboration (Joint Venture, Distribution)

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