A Korean SME has developed an electrolyzed sterilizing water generator with eco-friendly raw material. By using HOCI (Hypochlorous Acid), its sterilizing water generator produces nontoxic, mild and odourless electrolyzed sterilizing water that can be applied to any facilities that requires high-level of hygiene. The company hopes to expand its business and is looking for partners to conclude commercial, distribution, manufacturing or outsourcing agreements.
In human history, there have been several serious epidemics that jeopardized many lives and the COVID-19 is the current global crisis that needs to be overcome. These epidemics and pandemics are mainly caused by viruses living in every parts of our lives. That is why now more than ever, hygiene control and management have become an important issue in our lives. Generally, sterilizers are divided into 3 types: C₂H₆O based, NaClO based and HOCI(Hypochlorous acid) based. The C₂H₆O based sterilizers are alcohol sterilizers mainly used as hand sanitizers. Due to its high cost, usually it’s diluted with water, which also decreases its sterilizing power. The NaClO based sterilizers are bleaches. Although it has high sterilizing power, due to its strong smell, it is avoided in food-related usage. Compensating these shortcomings, a Korean company developed an effective and pro-environmental sterilizing water generator using HOCI(Hypochlorous acid), which can be said to be the safest sterilizing raw material, certified by the FDA(Food and Drug Administration). The company’s sterilizing water generator produces sterilized water at a low price that is safe to use in food-related areas, and can even be directly used as tap water for cleansing any products. Also, as sterilized water from the generator can be easily rinsed, the overall water usage decreases. The company’s water generator sterilizes up to 99.99% allowing the users to sterilize everything in any place, at the HACCP(Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) level of hygiene management. Without using hazardous chemicals, it maintains high sterilizing power, which is 80 times more powerful than conventional chlorine bleach, but is safe to use without a pungent smell, like bleach. While NaOCI sterilizers cause corrosions of metal and cannot be sprayed, the company’s sterilizing water can be sprayed without limits to space, including metals. Also, the company’s sterilizing water generator can be applied in a variety of areas, including food service facilities, restaurants, food manufacturing industries, hospitals, schools, farms(in substitution for pesticides), orchards and poultry farms. As it also comes in a portable size, the company’s sterilizing water generator can be used at homes for personal hygiene purposes in the kitchen, for baby products, furniture and etc. The company hopes to find global companies in areas like kitchen appliances or medical device manufacturing, agriculture or fishery-related companies, food processing companies, and many others in need of public hygiene. The types of partnerships and expectations are as follows: -Commercial Agency Agreement: The Korean company hopes to find a potential partner wishing to represent its sterilizing water generator in partner’s domestic market. -Distribution Services Agreement: The Korean company is offering to manufacture and export its products and is looking for a distributor that can sell its products in the partner’s domestic market. -Manufacturing Agreement: The Korean company is offering to manufacture sterilizing water generator for export, under partner’s requests and needs. -Outsourcing Agreement: The Korean company is offering to outsource its sterilizing water generator parts for the partnering company to use for its manufacture.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought:
Companies in areas such as: - Kitchen appliance manufacturer - Medical device manufacturer - Agriculture - Fishery - Food processing - Public hygiene Commercial Agency Agreement: This Korean company hopes to find a potential partner wishing to represent its sterilizing water generator in partner’s domestic market. Distribution Services Agreement: This Korean company is offering to manufacture and export its products and is looking for a distributor that can sell its products in the partner’s domestic market. Manufacturing Agreement: This Korean company is offering to manufacture sterilizing water generator for export, under partner’s requests and needs. Outsourcing Agreement: This Korean company is offering to outsource its sterilizing water generator parts for the partnering company to use for its manufacture.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
Comments Regarding IPR Status:
PCT applied for but not yet granted Korean patent granted