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Low-cost fibre spraying module for horticulture, landscaping and renaturation

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TODE20170831002
Published
11/10/2017
Last update
24/10/2017
Expiration date
24/10/2018

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Mixing (powder, etc.), separation (sorting, filtering)
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Horticulture
Seed coating
Soil and Groundwater Pollution
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Other pollution and recycling related
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery
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Summary

Summary: 
A German SME from the machine tools sector has developed a low-cost fibre spraying module for horticulture, landscaping and renaturation working in three steps: Mixing - wetting - blowdown of the fibres onto the requested surface. Substrates are sprayed on the soil via a patented procedure. The company seeks industrial partners to find out new application fields for a commercial agreement with technical assistance or a technical cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

The German medium-sized enterprise from the machine tools sector with long-term experience in environmental engineering has developed a low-cost technology for renaturation of industrial areas and areas after forests fires. A wide range of other applications are possible, e.g. substrate for sod mats or substrate for plastic honeycomb slabs.
The fibre-spraying module consists of three components: Generator, water tank and fibre spraying machine. Processing steps are mixing, wetting and blow-down of the individual requested substrates. These substrates are produced considering ecological conditions and customerĀ“s wishes.
Fields of application:
- Spray vegetation
- Roof vegetation
- Flank vegetation
- Erosion protection
- Tree and planting disks
- Mats

The company seeks industrial partners to find out new application fields and/or testing the existing technology in the frame of a commercial agreement with technical assistance or a technical cooperation agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- High water storage capacity - Favourable heat storage value (temperature equalization between day and night) - Substrates can be sprayed on the soil by means of a patented method - Continuous humus layer with an inherent ecology - Air-borne fibrous webs are open for diffusion - Spraying method activates fibre-specific binding powers - High erosion resistance against wind and water - High water-binding capacity and optimum evaporation - Direct ground adherence due to fibrous surface - Adaptation for rooting possible - Seeding establishment protection offering no hollow spaces between ground and substrate which could be used by rodents - Retards natural soil evaporation

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for partners from the industry for testing existing or new applications of the technology. Partners from the building sector and horticulture, landscape designer and experts from renaturation are highly welcome.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500