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Request for Concept Development Partners for “Get the Inside Out”


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Xinova is looking for qualified development partners to bring early concepts closer to commercialization.concept development partner, R&D, innovation partner, innovation partnership, innovation strategy consulting, business innovation, generate demand

Partners are needed! You’re invited to apply and partner with us on executing concept development project(s) for the opportunity: Get the Inside Out

Snacks utilize paperboard composite canisters for stacked chips in several regions. However, there is concern for the recyclability of composite paperboard canister, because the inner layer is made of aluminum. Xinova has sourced promising solution(s) to address these challenges. In this opportunity, we are looking for qualified development partners to bring these early concepts closer to commercialization.

Qualifications of development partner and laboratory capabilities:

  • Technical background in:
    • Material sciences, and chemistry: adhesives, composites, packaging, polymers, recycling, etc.
    • Formation of paperboard canister for snacks
    • Warehouse and distribution requirements of hermetically sealed rigid food packages
    • Materials for direct food contact
  • Lab access to the following processes/tests:
    • Peel and adhesion strength testing
    • Full package leaker testing
    • Full package barrier testing
    • Distribution simulation testing
    • Lamination and adhesion
  • Notes:
    • Apply by 7/16 to participate with your resume and related lab capabilities mentioned above. Selected development partners will have a chance to bid for the project(s).
    • Candidates must be able to execute the concept development plan from Aug 2019 to September 2019.
    • Payment: to be determined by the scope the details of project(s)


This opportunity comes from the efforts of Xinova’s R&D Consulting and Innovation team.

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