Polished aluminum begins to re-oxidize and pit almost immediately, especially when exposed to climates along the sea or in hot, humid areas. A company is looking for a coating or surface-protection process to protect polished aluminum used outdoors and keep it free of scratches. The solution should be clear and have a ten-year lifespan between applications.

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A company seeks a device that instantly removes stains from fabrics and garments. It should be a single use, disposable, and portable device, such as a disposable pod or swab, or a non-woven wipe with active chemistry. The solution should not require further treatment for stain removal such as hand or machine- washing, and it should be cost- effective.

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