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Materials Technologies Available for Licensing

These are some of the technologies available from The University of Auckland through UniServices. 

Remember with UniServices if you pay for it, you own it, the IP will be assigned to you.  

NEW CASE STUDIES

Smart functionalised membranes that enable the removal of dilute pollutants, especially compounds of emerging concern through a catalytic oxidation process without contamination of the bulk water by excess oxidant or catalyst.

Environmentally friendly, lightweight, halogen-free fire retardant components with good mechanical properties are important requirements in many of today’s demanding applications.

Nano-reinforced gold coatings reduce the input costs of precious metals and improve component reliability.

A UV-curable precoating that enables powder-coating finishes to be applied to cement fibre board, plywood and MDF, as well as other porous and moisture-sensitive materials.

A novel class of modified aniline polymers that have strongly anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties.

Current Technologies in Development

Find descriptions of current projects accross Materials Sciences below. Please contact our Commercialisation Managers for any License, partner or commercial enquiries by clicking the project name.


Fire-retardant Polypropylene

A non-halogenated fire retardant polypropylene (NH-FRPP) developed through an innovative new process to obtain UL 94-V-0 fire rating without any detrimental effect on mechanical properties.


Nano Coating technology-CIRRUS

A drop-in additive to standard plating baths that produces nano-composite coatings with significant improvement in strength, wear and corrosion properties without alteration to the existing plating process.


Oxidation Membrane

These novel smart, functionalised membranes enable the removal of dilute pollutants, especially compounds of emerging concern (pharmaceuticals, pesticides and organics), through a catalytic oxidation process without contamination of the bulk water by excess oxidant or catalyst.


Torroidal vortex pollination application

A precision application tool allowing accurate and narrowly confined application of spray droplets and fine particles to targets, such as pollen to flowers or targeted use of pesticides or biologicalsin the agriculture and horticulture industries.  Its use has the potential to minimise overspray by up to 90%.


Tectonus - Resilient Slip-Friction Joint (RSF) as an innovative structural connection system for seismic damage avoidance

The novel slip joint design provides a cost-effective, damage free, structural connection system for use in building construction that dissipates earthquake energy and allows the structure to be re-occupiable with minimum damage and residual drift.


3d Free Form Printing of Multiple Polymer

Truly functional materials can be printed together in free form, without need for baths, support structures or curing, allowing the advancement of 3D printing from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacture of products that can move and sense. For example, novel conductive and stretch sensitive materials will soon allow printing of functional robot ‘muscles’.


Pinching-free Hold Down for Timber Shear Walls

The novel hold-down joint design provides a cost-effective shear wall connection system for use in building construction that prevents pinching and the resultant compromise in structural integrity caused by current hold down joints during a seismic event.  This allows the structure to be re-occupiable with minimal remediation.