Technology Outlicensing


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Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a recognized leader in innovative technologies. At times this innovative energy produces great technologies that do not fit our needs, or have applicability outside of Kimberly-Clark's interest areas. Occasionally these technologies are made available for license or sale.

The following are some of the Kimberly-Clark technology packages available for license or sale. Select the technology to learn more and request further information.


Featured Technology Available for Licensing


Aveho* Odor Control Technology - For License

Aveho Odor Control Technology consists of nanometer-sized silica particles with transition metals deposited on their outer surface. These metal modified nanoparticles combine to form micron sized aggregates that capture and physically bind odor-causing compounds.

  • By using different metals, Aveho Technology can be customized to control specific odor causing molecules
  • Can be used in powder or solution forms
  • Potential uses:
    • Garbage cans
    • Refrigerator
    • Foot odor
    • Pet odor


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Aqueous Superabsorbent Coating – For License

This technology is a coatable superabsorbent with binding abilities. The coating dries to form a cross-linked, water absorbent film on many substrates. Request More Information

High Loft Spunbond Nonwoven Materials – For License

Kimberly-Clark is a pioneer in high loft spunbond materials made with bicomponent fibers. These spunbond materials are thicker and softer than typical spunbond nonwovens. Now, Kimberly-Clark is making this commercial technology available for license. Request More Information

Stain Removal and Cleaning Technologies – For License

Multiple technologies, including stabilized hydrogen peroxide solutions for stain decoloring, dissolvable laundry detergent sheets for washing machines, and, fabric, laundry, carpet and upholstery stain removal products and kits. Request More Information

Water Filtration – For License or Sale

Thirteen U.S. patents and foreign counterparts are offered for sale. These patents cover 1) a charge modified filtration media which removes microbes from water; 2) integration of the charge modified media with other filter media (such as paper or activated carbon); 3) water filtration devices, including faucet-mounted filters, refrigerator-mounted filters and carafes; 4) unique methods to indicate remaining filter life; and, 5) design patents on travel filtration bottles, filtered water pitchers and a sink sprayer. Request More Information

Bad Breath Indicator – For License or Sale

This patented bad breath indicator is a simple device with a blow tube connected to an indicator which, when exposed to the chemicals in bad breath, changes color from blue to white. Request More Information

Software Testing Tool – For Sale

U.S. patent 7,490,319, and foreign counterparts, on a software tool that has an automated multidimensional traceability matrix system for determining linkages between interrelated system components. The system identifies a change in interrelated components, applies an automated multidimensional traceability matrix for executing test scenarios associated with interrelated system components that are affected by the change, and evaluates the results of the executed test scenarios. Request More Information

Dispersible Extruded Foam Cleaners – For License

This technology is a combination of water dispersible foam and a cleaning formulation that delivers soap where it’s needed. Benefits of this delivery system include: task specific portioning, custom shapes, less packaging & transportation costs, and controlled release of cleaning solutions to promote many different cleaning occasions. Useful for personal care or home care applications. Request More Information

Warming/Cooling Products – For License

Kimberly-Clark has developed a number of technologies that can be used to provide warming or cooling therapy through external devices or formulations. Request More Information

Body Moisturizing Film – For License

This patented innovation combines a water dissolvable film with a moisturizer to produce a body moisturizing film. Benefits of this technology include an innovative moisturizer delivery system, and the ability to add other benefits such as UV protection. Request More Information

Quantitative Lateral Flow – For License

These patents enable quantitative diagnostic testing with lateral flow technology. The patents cover the reduction of the hook effect, the simultaneous analysis of multiple analyte components, use of time-resolved fluorescence to increase sensitivity, and magnetic particles to condition both samples and the reporter substances on lateral flow test strips. Request More Information

Time Indicating Label – For License or Sale

Kimberly-Clark has patented an innovative time indicating label. This single use label indicates a predetermined amount of time from the user activation point through a progressive color change. Request More Information

Fast, Quantitative Diagnostic Reader – For License

This medical reader measures light transmission to provide quantitative results. The reader can perform diagnostic tests on bodily fluids, such as blood, urine, or sputum. Request More Information

Low-cost Conductive Papers and Nonwovens – For License

Inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture conductive papers, tissues, and nonwovens open new areas for resistively heated and disposable electronic consumer goods. Request More Information

Low-cost RFID Tags Enabled by Conductive Paper – For License or Sale

Inexpensive conductive paper or nonwovens enable very low-cost RFID tags that can be used in packaging, garments, printed materials and labels. Request More Information

Printed Activated Carbon Ink – For License

A commercialized odor control ink that contains activated carbon for adsorbing one or more odorous compounds and a binder for increasing the durability of the activated carbon. The ink can be applied to various materials to give them odor absorbing properties while maintaining their drapability. Request More Information

Human Modeling Software – For Sale or License

To assist product developers in designing products like Huggies® diapers and Kotex® feminine pads, Kimberly-Clark has developed computer models to help understand the interaction between products and the human body.  As a result of this effort, Kimberly-Clark has been granted patents in computer modeling that may be used to analyze other body-to-product interactions to assist in developing a wide range of products. Request More Information

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