Can You Find Novel Applications for a New Membrane Technology?

August 18, 2015 By IdeaConnection

novel-applications-for-new-membrane-technology-2050Calling all innovators and creative smarts. IdeaConnection has a fascinating innovation contest for you to get stuck into, from Strategic Allies.

The UK-based company is looking for novel applications for a new membrane material in a few specific industrial sectors of interest: automotive, packaging and dosing. If your solution is selected, €1,000 (approx. $US 1,000) is yours.

This is a unique PTFE-based microporous membrane technology that is gas permeable and liquid tight with adjustable elasticity and/or 3D mouldable. For more information about the innovation, click here.

Potential application areas may include (but are not limited to):

  • Pressure stabilisation / emergency outgassing
    Selective gas filtration
    Reactive product packaging
    Closed system chemical dosing with gas release / entry
    Enabling technology for use with pneumatic, hydraulic & vacuum technologies
    Acoustic protection
    Sensor protection
    Fluid transfer
    Moisture removal / reducing condensation
    Hot bottling
    Microfiltration / dynamic filtration

To enter the contest, click here. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015. Good luck!

Even More Contests

This is just one of several third party contests covering numerous fields that are currently featured on IdeaConnection’s website. Among them is a search for new ideas in the passenger world, which offers an award of $45,000 and the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

The page is constantly updated, so if you don’t see a contest that matches your skills, knowledge and interests, come back from time to time to discover what’s available.

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Reader Comments

I remember reading that dairy farmers were covering the cow excrement with a membrane to control methane. These tarps were filling up like balloons with methane. If you could use this product in the middle of the original membrane and a tank could you capture the methane for fuel?
Posted by Nate Wightman on October 17, 2015

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