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by Hoor-Masr Company
Hoor-Masr is an Egyptian start-up that sells leather products, such as handbags and notebooks, as well as hand painted plates for decoration and daily usage. Their unique products use natural Egyptian leather and the paintings are derived from the Egyptian culture. At the moment, they're looking to export their products but they need to fix a few issues regarding the quality of the products before doing so. For instance, their plates are used by some restaurants on a daily bases, and since their usage is different than regular homes the paintings change color overtime.
They've tried using different kinds of coating to combat the problem with the only success coming from using the GLC Matt Varnish. It's not however the best option as it's not always available in the market and it usually takes a day and a half to dry. They've tried using petrol to accelerate the drying process, however they fear it might not be safe to use and affect people's health negatively over time.
This challenge aims to create a coating similar to GLC Matt Varnish for keeping the paintings long periods of time without damage, even with restaurants' heavy usage. Keep in mind that:
The award total will be 5000 EGP, given as follows:
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