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Challenge Robust Packaging Decoration Process for HDPE Containers
Robust Packaging Decoration Process for HDPE Containers
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 365
Posted: Aug 31 2012
Challenge ID: 9933130
 
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Abstract

A decorative method including labeling for a color printing that is suitable for use with Extrusion Blow Moulded (EBM) plastic containers. The Seeker is familiar with a range of labeling and decorative techniques. Their limitations are listed in the full challenge description. 

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.

Overview

The Seeker requires a decoration process capable of producing high-quality 7-color designs on low-weight and thin walled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Round bottles. The printing process should be amenable to use with containers produced through an EBM process and with a small degree of geometric variation. 

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted.  The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker. 

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. 

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