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A Turkish start-up looking for distributors for its novel Turkish diatomaceous earth formulation as natural insecticide and acaricide for external parasites (Mites, Ticks, Lice, Fleas) on pet and livestock animals

Country of origin:
Country: 
TURKEY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOTR20200401001
Published
01/04/2020
Last update
21/04/2020
Expiration date
22/04/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Pesticides
Veterinary Medicine
Environmental Medicine, Social Medicine, Sports Medicine
Animal health
Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilisers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores
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Summary

Summary: 
A Turkish company, which conducts research and development activities in the field of insect pest management has developed Turkish diatomaceous earth formulation as natural insecticide and acaricide for external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, etc.) on pet and livestock animals. Newly developed diatomaceous earth formation can be used as a dust or sprayed as a wettable powder. The company is looking for distribution services agreements to expand their brand to European and non-European countries.

Description

Description: 

A Turkish R&D company, established in 2018 in Technopark of Tekirdag
Namık Kemal University, is a company involved in the
research and development activities to promote plant
protection and biocidal products, post-harvest food
processing and storage technologies.

The company has developed a novel and natural
diatomaceous earth formulation in micronized form. It is
composed by the mixtures of three freshwater diatomaceous
earths with different diatom structures (pore and shape) and
contains natural amorphous silica (SiO2). This formulation
which has a high repellent and toxic effects on external
parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) in pet and livestock
animals and can be used as a dust or sprayed as a wettable
powder for the control of external parasites (mites, ticks, lice,
fleas etc.) in pet and livestock animals. It provides long-term
protection of pet and livestock animals against external
parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.).

Newly developed diatomaceous earth formulation is non-
toxic to mammals (rat oral LD50>5000 mg/kg of body weight),
leave no toxic residues on the products. It is also used as food
or feed additives since it is classified in the category of GRAS
(Generally Recognized As Safe) according to the US EPA. It has
no chemical mechanism of action on insects and kills the
insects and mites physically. Micronize diatomaceous earth
dust adheres to the insect and mite body and damages the
protective waxy layer of the insect cuticle by sorption, and to
a lesser degree by abrasion. The result is loss of water from
insect and mite body resulting in death. It is also proven to
repel the insects and mites.

Newly developed diatomaceous earth formulation consists of
82.2% amorphous silicon dioxide (SiO2) and its median
particle diameter (d (0.5)) is 14.088 µm. Its average loose and
tapped bulk density is 223.9 and 294.2 g/L, respectively.
When analyzing scanning electron microscope (SEM) images
of Turkish Diatomaceous Earth formulation, it consists of a
large number of cylindrical- and ellipse-shape diatom
skeletons.

The company wants to expand internationally and to enter
new markets with the help of foreign partners. The company
believes that the product will address the European market
better and rely on its success. The company is looking for
representatives/distributors, commercial agents, dealers
active under distribution services agreements or commercial
agency agreements, to expand its products to European
countries as a first step. The envisaged partners should have
an own sales force and should be well established in biocidal and veterinary sector in its country.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Turkish newly developed diatomaceous earth formulation has several following advantages comparing to conventional chemical insecticides and acaricides and presents following innovations, - Newly developed diatomaceous earth formulation can form a suspension in water and can be sprayed as a wettable powder to all surfaces where external parasites cause problems, - It is non-toxic to mammals and animals, - It has a high repellent and toxic effects on external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) on pet and livestock animals, - It provides long-term protection of pet and livestock animals against external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) - It can also be used as an animal feed additive, - It has a different non-chemical mechanism of action on insects and mites. Insect and mite deaths occur physically

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The company is looking for a partner to find the market and sale for following diatomaceous earth-based products which have been newly developed for external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) on pet and livestock animals; 1) 15 gr plastic bottle (each parcel contains 24-piece 15 gr plastic bottles) 2) 100 gr plastic bottle (each parcel contains 12-piece 100 gr plastic bottles) 3) 100 gr aluminum sealable (each parcel contains 20-piece 100 gr aluminum sealable packages) The main capability the company wants from the partner is to distribute the product in the relevant country or, if appropriate, to market and advertise the product. Points to be distributed should also be specialized shops in the field of in biocidal and veterinary products. The envisaged partners should have an own sales force and should be well established in biocidal and veterinary sector in its country. The partner is also encouraged to run an online shop. Although there is no storage condition, it is recommended to be stored in a cool, sun-free, dry place.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company seeks distributors, dealers and commercial agents mainly in biocidal and veterinary sector under distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreement in order to increase its market share abroad. The main capability the company wants from the partner is to distribute the product in European countries or, if appropriate, to market and advertise the product. Points to be distributed should also be specialized shops in the field of biocidal and veterinary products.

Type and size

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

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