This big Italian company is a world-leading manufacturer of professional coffee machines and a major international player in both Ho.Re.Ca. and OCS (Office Coffee Service) sectors.
Following the direction addressed by EU to reduce the monouse plastic parts, this company started an R&D project for the substitution of plastic stirrers, developing a new concept of paper stirrers dispensers able to supply the customer with adaptable stirrers to the different dimensions of the cup.
The dispenser is designed as an automatic waterproof paper roll storage with a cutter, all controlled by a software (it could be used in manual mode too).
The dispenser is able to unroll , fold (along a preformed line) and cut a paper strip according to the cup's height, so that it can be used as a stirrer.
The company is looking for a company able to provide a paper based material (biodegradable) that could fit into this new concept of stirrers dispenser, to carry out research together through a research or a technical cooperation agreement. The partner, under research cooperation agreement could bring in his material and start research with the Italian company; under technical cooperation agreement the partner could bring in his material and solution and adapt it to the Italian company's needs.
The solution will be integrated in the vending machines produced by the company.