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Technology Scouting & Market Study on Proton Exchange Membranes (PEM)

Our client observes a diverse market for potential suppliers of proton exchange membranes. The membranes differ in chemical and physical properties.

The project is focused on identifying suppliers in Asia to provide market analysis,
supplier radar, market scope, long-list of suppliers, obvious business collaborations

The candidate will
- Review recent patent/non-patent literature on preferred Proton Exchange Membranes from a market and technology perspective

  1. Provide market scouting on possible membrane sourcing differentiating by their properties, costs and availability 
  2. Provide Market Analysis
o Long list of suppliers
o Company contact and high-level structure (HQ, production facilities, R&D, etc.)
o Year of foundation, PEM materials offering year
o Annual sales in M €
• Shortlisting according to the following criteria/attributes:
o Membrane structure (base and tailored e.g. embedded recombination catalysts, reinforcements, surface activation for coatings, etc.)
o Cost
o o Technology Readiness Level
o o Normalized conductivity
o o Tensile strength (as a function of temperature in water)
o o Thickness
o o Ionic resistance
o o Equivalent weight
o Manufacturers production capacity - < 20,000 m2 preclusive

The candidate will also conduct interviews with selected suppliers.