Through its Licensing Partnerships business, Landec continues to develop and commercialize high value products for the food, personal care, agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical device, functional coatings and specialty adhesive markets. Based on a clear understanding of needs within each market, Landec designs polymers to deliver properties to meet those needs. Landec’s Intelimer Polymers® deliver unique application-specific functionality where other polymers cannot. Not only do Landec polymers exhibit unique temperature switch and temperature triggering benefits; but, in most instances, multiple benefits can be designed into a single polymer solution.
Landec has an exclusive partnership with Air Products and Chemicals, dating to 2006, to formulate, market and sell the Landec proprietary Intelimer polymers in a wide variety of personal care products. These materials control rheological flow properties and improve product sensory characteristics for anti-aging creams, sun screen lotions, hair styling products and over-the-counter (OTC) acne medications. Intelimer polymers can currently be found in over fifty commercially available personal care products – and that number continues to grow. Landec’s polymers can be found as a key ingredient in well-known brands such as L’Oreal, Lancome, Garnier, Vichy, La-Roche Posay and others. Air Products’ chemicals division was recently acquired by Evonik.
Landec’s partnership with Air Products also extends to Intelimer polymer based latent thermoset catalysts for use in epoxies, polyurethanes and unsaturated polyesters to extend pot-life and shelf-life while allowing triggered cure about the temperature switch. Air Product’s chemicals division was recently acquired by Evonik.
Landec has an exclusive partnership with Nitta dating to 1995 to sell Intelimer polymer based Warm-Off and Cool-Off pressure sensitive adhesive technology into the electronics field. Applications include temporary positioning during ceramic capacitor production and electronics assembly.
Landec has an exclusive partnership with Incotec established in 2012 to sell Intelimer polymer based seed coatings that utilize a temperature switch to control water permeation and thereby control seed germination.
Landec partners with several companies to bring differentiated new products to the fresh fruit and vegetable market including Chiquita for bananas, Windset for hydroponic cucumbers and peppers, Juicero for pre-juice squeezable pouches, Transfresh for blueberry pallet bags and others.
Landec invests in research programs and seeks to connect with new partners.