A company is looking for technologies to prevent garbage bags from falling into garbage cans during usage. The technology should be economical and appropriate for a low-cost, high-volume consumer product. Possible approaches include adhesives that do not leave behind residue, electrostatic approaches, frames at the top of the bag, memory materials, biomimetic approaches, or mechanical approaches. Technology should be safe for human contact and use and have an operating temperature range of 0 - 125 degrees F.

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A company is looking for an odor control solution for film-based products. The technology should be compatible with a polyolefin thin film substrate that is 1 mm. thick with a surface area ranging from 2 - 10 sq. ft. The technology should eliminate, neutralize, or reduce odors, and should emanate from organic matter. Surface treatments or embeddable materials are likely approaches. The solution should be safe for human use and contact, have an operating temperature range of 0 - 125 degrees F, and maintain effectiveness despite a product shelf-life of one year.

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