Technical feasibility

PART B: VALORISATION PLAN

SECTION I: Testing

 

1 Has the R & D result been tested?
YES yes

 

The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1

 

If yes

 

1a In what mode has the result been tested?

•              Prototype

•              Pilot Application

•              Alpha/BETA testing

 

The product has undergone complete testing and is being sold on the market.

 

 

 

1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results
The CSE-96 flame retarded materials have been tested according to a number of applicable Bulgarian, European, American and International standards over several varieties of substrates. The CSE-96 halogen-free flame retardants and the CSE-96 treated materials are biodegradable. They are certified for application in Bulgaria by the Ministry of Health.

The textile materials impregnated with CSE-96 and additives satisfy the fire test requirements of the Bulgarian, European and International standard BDS EN ISO 6941. The materials impregnated with CSE-96 for airplanes satisfy the fire test requirements of the European and American Regulations JAR (FAR) § 25.853.

The materials impregnated with CSE-96 and additives satisfy the European railways safety regulations Fiche UIC 564-2.

The wooden materials impregnated with CSE-96 satisfy the fire test requirements of BDS 16359/86 and the German standard DIN 4102 – part 1.

 

The surface burning characteristics of CSE-96 impregnated Douglas Fir are in conformance with CAN/ULC – S102-03 (similar US test method ASTM E84) and satisfy the building regulations in Canada. The impregnated with CSE-96 wooden flooring satisfy the fire test requirements of BDS EN ISO 11925-2 and BDS EN ISO 9239-1 (Euroclass Bfl-s1).

The impregnated with CSE-96 polysterene satisfy the requirements of BDS ISO 9772:2004. The CSE-96 flame retardants are approved for application in Bulgaria by the Ministry of the Interior under Registrations ПОПСд 10/01.03.2007, ПОПСд 12/01.03.2007, ПОНД 42/20.05.2008, ПОНД 36/08.04.2010.

 

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

 

2a To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )
The development team has been set up and has made the complete tests necessary. The product is currently on the market. The company uses external technical resources by renting them for the production of the product. primarily for the local market.

 

 

2b What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?
The current product is deployed even though it has potential for further research and improvement. The technical issues concern the equipment needed for the production and the technology of applying the product.

 

 

2c What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?
Having in mind that currently the production is carried out in external chemical factories, the additional technical resources that could be considered are related to the construction of a factory of the company. Its production potential would be greater than the one needed to satisfy local market needs and its construction could be justified only provided the company goes on external markets.

 

2d Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.
 

The product is fully developed in terms of research. It has sales on the local market. The company produces the product by using rented chemical facilities.

 

 

 

SECTION 3: Deployment

3a Define the demands for large scale production in terms of
  • Materials
 

All the materials needed for the production are available in Bulgaria. Some of them are locally produced, others are imported. No difficulties have been or are experienced in terms of their supply. The quantities needed for the production of the product are available are easy to be supplied to the company to satisfy its current sales on the local market.

 

 

  • technologies, tools, machineries
 

In terms of the technology no further development is needed. The company has its technology already developed and tested, and on the market. The tools and machinery needed is the general one for the chemical industry and no special equipment is needed.

For setting up small production facilities by the company the following will be needed:

-        land

-        small production area

-        chemical reactors for chemical solutions

-        small testing laboratory

 

 

  • Staff effort
 

For setting up small scale production the staff needed would consist of a team of maximum 10 people out of which:

-        2 or 3 specialists in chemistry

-        5 or 6 laboratory specialists

-        1 or 2 people support staff

 

 

 

SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

 

1 What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?
 

The R&D result is fully developed and is being sold on the market. The technical resources used by the company are primarily external – the production sites and equipment are rented, except for the human resources – the company uses its own human resources.

 

 

 

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