Mirrored glass looks great & the flat glass industry has long been able to produce a wide range of highly reflective metallic finishes. Adding the same or similar finishes to the outside of container glass is also possible, but is only viable at low to medium throughput.
How can highly reflective metallic finishes be added to container glass in standard container glass manufacturing facilities?
This Challenge requires only a written proposal.
A process is required that enables mass production of container glass with a highly reflective metallic finish. Several processes currently exist that are viable only at low throughput. The finished container glass should be suitable for packaging of carbonated beverages and should give the impression of a premium product. The Seeker is open to processes or pigments that result in a variety of color finishes, but the result must be a high-value appearance that is both reflective and metallic.
To receive an award, the Solvers will not have to transfer their exclusive IP rights to the Seeker. Instead, they will grant to the Seeker non-exclusive license to practice their solutions.
What is a Theoretical-Licensing Challenge?
An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge builds upon an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver's concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.
This Challenge is a Theoretical-Licensing Challenge, meaning that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. By contrast, Theoretical-IP Transfer means that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. For these forms of a Theoretical Challenge, Solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.