Product Development and Technical Business Review
Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists frequently need technical assistance to realize their dreams. With our multiple practice areas, we can provide a variety of chemical and environmental services including product development, process development, and marketing in order to take an idea from conception to commercialization. Below are representative project descriptions.
WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT TECHNICAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT REVIEW
Evaluation of thermal energy equipment applicable to municipal solid waste. Reviewed technical, environmental permitting and economic aspects for pre-investment mode client.
PROCESS MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT MARKETING STUDY
Designed technical marketing study to examine introduction of accepted flow measurement technology from one industry segment to a new arena. Review aspects included potential for acceptability, accuracy, competing technology and other barriers to entry for this sophisticated electronic measurement device.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: PLASTIC WOOD FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS
Post agricultural polymer film evaluated with different post consumer streams of stiffeners and fillers. Patent search and academic evaluation of materials used as basis of experimental design. Pilot study milled and dried additives then blended in different ratios with polymer prior to extrusion. Extruded blends tested for material strength properties and general compatibility as a substitute for non-structural lumber. Economic analysis determined market potential for optimum strength/weight composition.
CATALYTIC OXIDIZER MARKETING STUDY
Led marketing team of engineers and marketing specialists on catalytic oxidizer market study. Study included review of existing and upcoming regulations, determination of market size and projected growth, identification of competitors and promotion methods, comparison with competing air pollution control technologies, determination of product requirements, review of product technologies, and identification of good catalytic oxidizer applications and emerging trends. Client stated "money [for marketing study] was well spent."
PHARMACEUTICAL COATING COMMERCIALIZATION DESIGN ENGINEERING
Designed semi-works plant for the commercialization of a new bench developed process for coating nano sized particles. Project included mixing, contacting, solvent recovery, equipment layout, sizing, costing, and environmental permit emissions calculations to support a design/build