Lion Coporation

Some common household cleaning solutions and laundry detergents may contain harmful chemical biocides which can cause bacteria-resistance and environmental damage. Harnessing IMRE’s polymer bank, IMRE, A*STAR and LION set up a joint R&D lab in Singapore in 2014 to research environmentally friendly, nature-derived polymers. The aim was to produce a customisable base polymer that can be “accessorised” with various polymer chains to meet specific requirements demands such that a single molecule can achieve multiple properties like anti-bacterial and anti-odour.

The research partnership resulted in the transfer of innovation technology which can be applied in many more product developments, paving the way for future collaboration in Singapore.

To find out more:
https://www.asianscientist.com/2014/05/tech/astar-lion-develop-anti-microbial-products-2014/
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/astar-inks-deal-with-japanese-consumer-giant-to-produce-greener-household-products

For more information on industry collaboration opportunities, please contact: industry@imre.a-star.edu.sg