AWI High Performance Powder Coating TrioGuard
Many business such as transportation, healthcare, office, and building interior / exterior need product surface not to accumulating the dirt / dust to provide end users with better working and living experience, extend product performance life span, reduce the cost for routine maintenance. The surface gets dirty due to accumulated dust during air flow and the white surface looks yellow since the color is deteriorated with lighting or heating. Our TrioGuard is an unique and patented powder coating inspired by nature with properties that are the first in the world to address maintenance, appearance, fire resistance, durability, and hygiene factors in one single product. According to the result generated from a 3rd party test laboratory, TrioGuard repels dust more than ten times better than a commercial powder coating. It also offers white color stability at least for 10 years, which keeps the surface “like new” for a long time. Additionally, for application desiring to have anti-microbial and fire resistance, TrioGuard kills greater than 99.5% bacteria. It is mold resistant and provides Class A fire performance with ASTM E84 and European A1 rating. TrioGuard powder coating has been commercially applied for metal product and is a cost effective product.
Microbes for Plant Growth and for Water Remediation
A selectively bred microbial solution is disclosed with multiple single microbial series separately cultivated and followed with cross cultivation among those microbial series in a specific sequence and contains each of those microbial series, and by-products produced by those crossly cultivated microbial series are used for applications in modifying soil quality, activating soil, effectively degrading soil pollution, and helping growth of crops in a soil enhancement embodiment. After the selective breeding through the fermentation, the selectively bred naturally-occurring microorganisms have the ability to penetrate through the soil while enriching with micronutrients, microbial cultures and organic materials in a highly concentrated stage. In the course of cross cultivation, each of those eight microbial series maintains intrigue symbiosis and shared prosperity among one another by playing a critical role with secretions of its own particular active organics. For example, the nitrogen fixing series converts the molecular nitrogen into ammoniac nitrogen and the resultant ammoniac nitrogen is partially to be consumed by the nitrogen fixing series.
Cancer catcher - Early detection of circulating tumour cell (CTC)
We have strategically designed a novel and magnetic nano-sized contrast agent - Neurostem imaging, for an in situ dual-mode cell tracking. This novel technology enables surgeon to visualize the target cells or neural stem cells for precise location and navigate the whole isolation process in real time under magnetic resonance imaging. By combining this latest nanotechnology with the current commercial available CTC fishing kit, it could enhance the sensitivity of the detection compare with the existing technology. Our innovative technology could promote the healthcare and clinical practices for restoring health and extending life of patients with incurable diseases in order to reducing the medical burden to the society. Besides, we believed that our technology could advance the medical technology and inspire researchers on innovative medical technology solutions, so as to develop more curable treatments for the incurable diseases.
Anti-scratch Sapphire Thin Film Coating
“Hard-coating” is always a hot topic in surface enhancement, because all designers want their product to be more robust and durable. Currently, manufacturers have several hard-coating methods, such as DLC & SiN etc. However, each methods still have their bottleneck, which can only apply in particular product due to the non-transparent feature, size limitation, high capital investment. The HKBU spin-off, Cathay Photonics Limited (CPL) believes new technology should be able to enhance surface capability of all component with different shape, and meanwhile to reduce its manufacturing cost. Therefore, CPL invented a unique sapphire thin-film coating by using PVD process, which is mature and cost effectively in modern display manufacturing. Also, our sapphire thin-film is highly transparent, in which the appearance and properties of substrate remain unchanged after coating.
MultiMech - Multiscale Material Simulation Software to Reduce Material Development Time & Cost
MultiMech is a multiscale modeling and simulation software tool that allows engineers to virtually test advanced materials. Before MultiMech, the lower accuracy of existing simulation tools meant that products sent to be certified often failed, even after extensive virtual and physical testing. This lengthened the already-cumbersome certification process and slowed the transition from metals to composites. MultiMech’s unique approach considers how the material microstructure, part, and manufacturing process are all connected. Its unique ability to test how manufacturing will affect the material microstructure, and thus part performance, means it can capture common manufacturing defects occurring at the microstructural level. This holistic view, combined with MultiMech’s speed and 99% accuracy, gives companies the ability to send only their best material ideas to be physically tested and have more confidence that the design will pass certification. The ability to only send the most promising designs with confidence will lead to companies being able to increase the success rate of the testing process. This in turn can lead to more widespread adoption of composites, which will reduce fuel consumption, reduce the cost of transportation to both consumers and companies, and make the world a greener, safer place.
MultiMech's AutoCalibration Tool
Currently, there is a large gap between experimental testing and material simulation - especially with new advanced composites. This is because classic modeling approaches used in industry cannot confidently predict composite failure, due to the many complex failure mechanisms in this material. Unreliable models lead to expensive and time-consuming physical testing. On the other hand, research groups have been able to characterize the micromechanics involved in these models and shown accurate results. Yet, these models are often created by scientists with years of focused experience, in-house code, and complex material models. Migrating these models into commercial engineering workflows has proven difficult and infeasible due to the specific experience and lack of standardization. The MultiMech AutoCalibration Tool aims to close the model-experiment gap by giving engineers a tool that only requires simple, readily available inputs. With these data inputs (which are publicly available), a microstructural model is created that can be applied to any finite element model achieving the high accuracy and efficacy that is inherent to multiscale simulation. With this accuracy, validated models do not require the extensive physical testing currently done, saving material manufacturers, part manufacturers, and OEMs up to 40% on designing and certifying composite materials or structures.