Requesting technology information 技術資料之提供
5.10 Requesting technology information
Dear Mr. Jones,
I came across an article in the April 1994 edition of The plastics
BRIEF International Newsletter regarding your LCP extrusion film technology.
I found it to be of great interest.
Let me tell you about my organization: we are a non-profit research
institute that serves the plastics industry in Taiwan. Our primary
responsibilities include technical support, R&D, and technology transfer.
I would like to more clearly understand your product line and related
technology: could you send me information on the technology and information
on the samples of pure LCP films, coextruded films and, if at all
possible, could you send me film samples of LCP blends along with
LCP blend test data. We intend to explore possible applications of
these films, particularly in the IC, electronics and the packaging
industries here in Taiwan. Furthermore, your film extrusion process
seems to have the potential to meet our particular needs.
Thank you for your kind attention. I look forward to hearing from
Requesting technology information. Using
5.10 on the accompanying software as a model, write a letter requesting
technology information. Be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:
Mention who referred you or how you found out about the company's
expertise. Briefly introduce your company or organization. Request
technology information and, if possible, product samples. State
why your company wishes to develop this technology.
5.11 Requesting technology information
Dear Mr. Brown,
I was referred to you by ITRI's Center for Pollution Control Technology
(CPCT). As you may already know, ITRI is a non-profit, government
supported research organization. Our division is currently engaged
in the evaluation of biofiltration technology for the treatment of
odors. Can you provide us with the following information?
1. Has your organization used biofilters for the treatment of odors?
If so, could you provide us with information on the performance of
the biofilter? What kind of pollutants/odorants does it eliminate?
2. The names and addresses of the organizations that are currently
utilize biofiltration technology, along with their appraisals of such
Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.
5.12 Requesting technology information
Allow me to introduce myself.
I am an associate engineer at Union Chemical Laboratories (UCL), which
is a subsidiary of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
ITRI is a governmental, non-profit organization. My current research
involves work on ultrafiltration and microfiltration processes. Our
project team plans to investigate the following topics:
1. the clarification of fruit juice
2. the clarification and flavor adjustment of wine
3. protein concentration for gelatin manufacturing
4. the concentration of latex betwen polymerization and spray-drying
(e.g., PVC latex)
Could you provide us with detailed information on the application
of these technologies on the membrane separation systems?
Thanks for your assistance. I look forward to our future cooperation.
technology information 技術資料之提供 belongs
to requests for information. Requests
for information often include the following:
Mention of your organization's interest in the requested information
Requests for information should not be viewed as merely a means to
obtain information. Instead, information requests should be considered
as the first step in the identification of the mutual interests of
both organizations. For instance, how will the other organization
benefit from supplying you with information?
"We intend to explore other possible applications of these films,
particularly in the IC, electronics and packaging industries here
"We plan to file an IND for scopolamine T.D.D.S. with the Bureau of
Drugs (Taiwan's counterpart of the FDA). Please provide us with the
following documents and samples required by the Bureau."
"Our laboratory is currently developing a flow measurement test rig.
Our design consultant suggests the use of ABC valve products on some
of the mechanical components. The following is a list of items we
are interested in purchasing from your company."
By clarifying your organization's interests, you allow the reader
to make a correlation between the interests and goals of both organizations.
"Please send me introductory information as well as other relevant
publications that provide information on your strategies, methodologies,
achievements, and future objectives?"
"Since our goal closely resembles that of your organization, we would
like to develop a partner relationship with your Industrial Material
Exchange Service and in this way facilitate information exchange and
other possible collaborations."
Additional instruction can be found in the accompanying Power Point presentation.
Further practice can be found in A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers by Ted Knoy.