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A Korean SME is looking for partner companies with expertise in surge protective devices(SPD) and non-combustible panels

Status: Idea
Creation date: 23-12-2021

Project objectives:

Summary

A Korean manufacturer of surge protective devices (SPD) and non-combustible panels for multiple usages is looking for partners with expertise in SPDs and panels for enhancing the performance of their products. They are open to technical cooperation, license, and also joint venture agreements.

Description

A Korean SME is specialized in manufacturing mainly two products, *surge protective device (SPD) and non-combustible panels for multi-purpose (typically used for building materials), ever since the company was founded in 2008.

The company is looking for specifically two things below:

  1. Technology of measuring deterioration degree of *MOV(Metal Oxide Varistor), used in SPD
    2. Providing additional functions to panels besides the non-combustible one.

1:
MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) is a crucial component of determining the lifespan of SPD(Surge Protective Device). The Korean company is currently having difficulty in that they cannot check how much MOV's life is left and thus cannot predict when to exchange devices.
For that reason, the company is looking for a partner firm that can provide advanced technical knowledge in measuring MOV's deterioration degree, which makes the product more efficient:
giving users information about the remaining lifespan of SPD or when to replace the device.
The company wishes to accomplish this goal, develop it together with a partner under cooperation agreements, and is also open to setting up a joint venture.

2:
The Korean firm is currently manufacturing panels (mostly used for building materials) that are fire-resistant. The firm is looking for partners possessing technologies that can provide additional functions to the panels other than the fire resistance they already have. For example, soundproof functions, eco-friendly or biodegradable materials, etc. Functions or values, anything that can enhance the competitiveness of the product in the market. For this cooperation, the company is also interested in licensing.

*Surge Protective Device (SPD):
A surge protective device (SPD) is a protective device for limiting transient voltages by diverting or limiting surge current. They are typically installed in power distribution panels, process control systems, communications systems, and other heavy-duty industrial systems, for the purpose of protecting against electrical surges and spikes, including those caused by lightning.

*MOV(Metal Oxide Varistor):
MOVs are the most commonly used technology for the protection of AC power circuits in SPDs. Typically, MOVs consist of a round or rectangular-shaped body of sintered zinc oxide with suitable additives.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Partner companies should have advanced technical knowledge regarding SPDs and MOVs. Or, possess technologies that can apply to their non-combustible panels.

Contact / Source: Enterprise Europe Network (europa.eu)

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