N.C. State University says it has received additional donations of two more intellectual property portfolios from Procter & Gamble.
The first of these donations is commonly referred to as Enzyme Modified Fiber Technology. This technology, developed by P&G research, is a manufacturing process to create softer tissue, towel and facial paper products.
The second donation is Teegafix Technology. This technology will permit fabric dyes to work at lower temperatures and lower salt levels, potentially providing cost savings and environmental benefits to textile and dye manufacturers.
These technologies are P&G’s third and fourth intellectual property gifts to N.C. State. In November 2002, P&G donated its Cationic Peroxide Activators Technology, which researchers found could potentially lower the temperature and, therefore, cost at which textiles are manufactured.
In November 2000, P&G donated to the university its Fiber Fractionation Paper Recycling Process Enhancement Technology, which permits a more efficient paper recycling process.
“The College of Natural Resources and P&G have been at the leading edge of technological development in the paper industry,” said Larry Nielsen, dean of N.C. State’s College of Natural Resources. “This gift enables us to continue advancing the quality and environmental sustainability of the paper industry.”
P&G says it selected N.C. State in Raleigh because of its proven track record in developing new textile and paper manufacturing technologies.
As the sole new owner of these technologies, the university says it will benefit from all future revenues if these technologies are successfully developed and commercialized.
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