3cCoin: Blockchain-option for unique dry mix Gasfibrobeton
Investing in the production of revolutionary material «Composite Cellular Concrete – 3С»
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How was the idea born for the development of the unique innovative material 3C "gas-fiber-concrete"?
Firstly, let us return to the history and essence of understanding the question itself. Concrete based on a binding agent - portland cement - is the main building material of the present: houses and dams, highways and bridges, airfields and mines - more than 90% of everything built, is constructed with such concretes. Raw materials for the production of Portland cement are sufficient for many millennia, the main issue of its improvement remains the desire to reduce the specific fuel costs for firing each ton of clinker and reducing the consumption of cement in concrete. Moreover, it should be noted that the production of cement is not an environmentally friendly production!
Improving the construction and technical properties of portland cement all over the world for several decades does not allow any appreciable increase in its activity more than classes of 42.5-52.5 strength, and the increase in the requirements for the quality of concrete with high and ultra-high performance properties caused the development of optimization of the selection of compounds of concrete mixes, toughening of requirements to the quality of non-metallic aggregates, the use of quite expensive chemical additives and microsilica. This led to an increase in the cost of building binding agent, as the main building material.
In the last decade, in the construction of developed countries, there has been a tendency to seek high-strength concretes and structures based on them. However, the grades of cement produced worldwide do not exceed 52.5, which gave rise to the idea of the exhaustion of the possibilities for obtaining a stronger stone of portland cement and led to the creation of an industry for applying a wide range of chemical additives to concrete mixes to reduce the consumption of cement and to produce high-strength concretes. Nevertheless, the main problem in the preparation of a quality building binder remains unresolved, namely, its instability and complexity of preparation.
The main purpose of the invention of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" was precisely the simplification of the technology of manufacturing a high-quality building binder, getting rid of the instability, and reducing the cost, including by providing the possibility of manufacturing and using gas-fiber concrete at the construction site. An additional objective was also to improve the physical and mechanical characteristics of the binder, such as frost resistance, energy efficiency, high environmental friendliness, resistance to radiation of various kinds including radiation, waterproofness, reduction in bulk weight without loss of strength. The carried out researches and examinations have shown that we managed to achieve all the set goals, and the attained material is really unique, universal in application, with no analogues in the world!
The material is produced in the form of a dry mix, and to obtain from it composite cellular aerated concrete and subsequently use it in any place of construction, no special equipment is needed, only water. The experiments carried out showed that sea water can be used.
What are the features and advantages of this innovative building material?
Due to the implementation of mechanochemical activation of cement in combination with the use of carbon nanotubes (due to the introduction of the nanomodifier produced by us), it was possible to ensure the regulation of construction and technical characteristic and to obtain high-quality cellular concrete with high physical and mechanical properties, with the greatest competitive advantage in comparison with the conventional modified concrete mixtures used in modern construction. At the same time, the requirements for large and small aggregates were simplified, the use of expensive chemical additives was eliminated, which made it possible to significantly reduce the cost of the binding agent being made, its consumption in concrete, and to abandon its steaming. In the process of production of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" as raw materials waste is also used (their processing is provided), and the production itself, unlike the traditional cement plant, is completely environmentally friendly - green. The created material is a nanoproduct and radically enhances the production of better high-ecological, energy-efficient cements and concretes, realizing the technology of monolithic construction.
3C "Gas-fiber-concrete" is produced in the form of a dry mix and during construction works its activation is carried out according to the principle "add only water", which increases the efficiency of the production process and makes the material affordable and easy to use. The essence of the use of a dry mixture is that the end consumer is freed from the instability of the properties of cements, additives, filler, the complex and important process of dosing the components of the mixture. Gas-fiber-concrete from dry mixture "3C" can be prepared on any existing equipment for obtaining dry mixes, concrete, plaster, etc., including a hand drill. Handling the "3C" dry mix is simple and straightforward, it does not require special training.
What is the abbreviation 3C, which is so often mentioned and is present in the logo?
Product of the project: 3C «Composite Cellular Concrete» GAS-FIBER-CONCRETE - non-autoclaved concrete, which, unlike autoclaved concrete, does not stop strength development ever. Almost a year later, its strength doubles its characteristics, while retaining its lightness and other properties.
3C "gas-fiber-concrete" fully meets the requirements of GOST 25485-89 "Honeycomb concrete. Technical conditions" and GOST 23558-94 "Mixtures of crushed stone-gravel, sand and soils treated with inorganic binding material for road and airfield coating. Technical conditions" in the Russian Federation. The raw material for production are binding agent, slag, furnace dust, sand and other various silica fillers (which are used in the mixture only in finely ground form), organic matter, polymers, pigments, petrochemical waste, and developed and patented additive, production of which is already running. The innovative building material offered for production is patented and has passed all the necessary checks and reflects the highest environmental requirements in itself and its characteristics. By the degree of ecological compatibility, it is second only to wood.
What are the advantages of 3C in construction?
Gas-fiber-concrete "3C", obtained from a dry mix of "3C" allows you to build a house, for example, in 3 floors, without resorting to the use of other concretes and materials. It is enough only to regulate the density of the material (due to the proportion of the dry mixture and water). This house can be built anywhere, you just need to deliver the mixture to the site and pick up a mixer. A house, built on the technology "3C", with height of 2 floors, is built for 3 weeks with finishing. Since gas-fiber-concrete "3C" has a low coefficient of thermal conductivity, the house does not require additional insulation with polystyrene or mineral wool. In this house in the summer it is cool, and in the winter it is warm!
We would like to particularly focus on environmental requirements. To date, a lot of production, technology and building materials, especially warmth-keeping are recognized as harmful, non-ecological, short-lived (primarily, expanded polystyrene) in the West. At the same time, materials, used previously, were not only toxic but also fire-hazardous and capable of killing all life literally in seconds. This led to a significant tightening of environmental requirements for building materials used in Europe, which gave rise to a whole problem of their choice. 3C in this regard is ideal in terms of environmental friendliness, and for this reason it was highly appreciated in Europe.
The houses constructed of gas-fiber-concrete "3C" are quickly erectable, cheap, energysaving and absolutely environmentally friendly, which is confirmed by Russian and European hygienic certificates. A significant reduction in the cost of construction work is achieved due to the lack of the need for additional insulation, waterproofing, finishing and other materials.
I was very interested in this material. What are the key significant advantages that you would highlight in choosing it in modern construction?
Gas-fiber concrete "3C" is resistant to moisture, aging, resistant to microorganisms. The constructions of 3C, when they are properly made, do not pass water through themselves, keeping a small amount of moisture in case of direct contact with water.
Gas-fiber-concrete "3C" allows to increase the level of comfort in the room. "3C" in its environmental properties is in line with the wooden structures. However, unlike wooden and other structures, gas-fiber-reinforced concrete "3C" does not rot, does not burn and does not rust.
The material "breathes", regulating the humidity in the room. The microclimate in houses built of gas-fiber-concrete "3C" is close to the microclimate in wooden houses: they are cool in the heat, and in winter - warm and cozy.
The gas-fiber-concrete "3C" does not contain radioactive, carcinogenic substances, heavy metals, which is confirmed by sanitary and hygienic conclusions.
The gas-fiber-concrete "3C" provides high seismic stability due to its lightness and strength and is allowed to be used in seismically dangerous zones.
The gas-fiber-concrete "3C" due to its soundproofing properties provides high-quality sound elimination. No additional materials are required.
The gas-fiber-concrete "3C" provides is highly fire-proof. This is absolutely non-combustible material
The gas-fiber-concrete "3C" provides high frost resistance (more than 100 cycles), which will significantly prolong the operation of any building regardless of climatic conditions.
The gas-fiber-concrete "3C", unlike other building materials, has a light weight and absolutely does not lose its strength. Moreover, the strength over time only increases (throughout the period of operation).
What is cellular concrete?
The cellular concrete, as a rule, is a light cement-containing material, where the air pores are evenly distributed throughout the mixture with a volume of more than twenty percent. The main advantage of the application is its economy, as well as its use in monolithic construction. When pore formation occurs, it increases in volume by a factor of 2 - 3, filling all the voids, which gives additional strength, grouts joints and strengthens the structure, greatly extends the applicability of the resulting material.
What quality of water is needed for the preparation of 3C in construction?
Drinking water is used without restrictions, technical water - after a preliminary inspection. Cold water flowing from the tap is used. The ratio of water and dry mix 3C varies depending on the requirements of a particular project. The experience of construction works showed that even seawater can be used with our material, which gives the material improved properties. It is, however, necessary to take care of the insulation of the reinforcing structures. By the way, an interesting and promising solution is the use of basalt reinforcement
In the global network, I found a reference to CFC technology, which is also defined as the production of cellular concrete? What is the difference between 3C technology and CFC?
CFC (Cellular Fiber Concrete) – this, also, is our technology for production of gas-fiber-concrete at the initial stage of its development, created at enterprises in the Moscow region and Bulgaria. At present, this technology is obsolete, the enterprises do not operate. 3C (Cellular Composite Concrete) is a radically improved CFC technology using nanotechnology.
On the Internet, for example, you can also find mention of American technology CEMATRIX - a technology for the production of AERATED concrete - a mixture of cement mortar and foam. Other equipment (mixers, foam generators ...) Other economy, other physical and mechanical properties of the material, etc., and instability. You can find technology used in Dubai, involving the introduction of polymers in the clinker, the essence of all is not the stabilization of the product, but simply in increasing the volume of its production.
Are there other methods for producing cellular concrete?
Yes there are, the most common is the autoclaved aerated concrete of the firm "YTONG", from the producers of aerated concrete should also be noted the German firm "NEOPOR". But in both cases they apply a completely different approach from ours. Our product is the result of using nanotechnologies with stable properties and characteristics that do not require the use of complex equipment or complex component structures. The technology is more advanced and economical with significantly better physical and technical properties of the building material. There are no analogues in the world today. The material can be rightfully considered revolutionary. This is also confirmed by the significant interest that was shown by foreign companies in acquaintance with our material and the desire to acquire it when it appeared on the market. Gas-fiber-concrete "3C" has physicomechanical properties superior to aerated concrete, service life and quality of road construction using "3C" are significantly increased.
Are there other manufacturers of aerated concrete from dry mix?
At the moment, only we are promoting the technology of producing cellular concrete from a dry mix, and we are the supplier. There are no world analogues of our unique innovative product and simplified technology of application in the world. Nevertheless, we receive applications from other countries with the desire to launch production on their territory. Full-size production of 3C has not yet been launched. To date, as part of the development of technology and the applicability of innovative building materials, pilot plants have been launched in the Kaliningrad region, as well as in Poland. In the presented investment project it is a question of starting full-fledged full-size production with gradual essential increase in volumes of release of material and possessing the exclusive production rights and supplementing infrastructure of three-stage industrial production.
Why the Murmansk region was chosen as the project implementation area?
The answer to this question can be divided into a number of key points that have been chosen as priorities. Firstly, the plant will be located in close proximity to sources of raw materials, which will significantly improve the economy of the project. The Murmansk region has significant reserves of minerals and other elements necessary for production. At the same time, the raw materials are so unique that it will allow in the long term to obtain a building material with unique physical and mechanical properties, for example, absolutely waterproof or with even greater strength indicators, etc.
Secondly, the developed transport infrastructure, namely the port infrastructure with an ice-free port and the possibility of delivering cargo to a potential buyer along the Northern Sea Route, railway and air communications, developed federal transport infrastructure, as well as the border areas nearby, which is of significant importance for the logistics of the project. Also on the territory of the Arctic zone large infrastructure projects are planned for implementation, including reconstruction of the port infrastructure, where our building material will be evaluated as the most suitable and universal. Especially it is necessary to note regional temperature regimes, where our material will be highly relevant, with increased heat savings and energy efficiency. Thirdly, in the Murmansk region there is a formed unused industrial base, which can be reconstructed and launched with minimal costs with the prospect of unlimited expansion of production and output of the finished product. This is a small part of the advantages that were taken into account when choosing the territory for the implementation of an investment project.
What are the advantages of cellular concrete?
Cellular concrete is much lighter than ordinary thick concrete. Typical heavy concrete has a weight of 2400 kg/m3, cellular concrete - density in the range from 250 kg/m3 to 1400 kg/m3. The cellular concrete weighs considerably less than typical "light" concrete, but at the same time it possesses advanced physical and mechanical properties, maintaining high strength.
What is the technology of preparation of 3C for the realization of construction work from dry mixes?
The dry mix is mixed in a concrete mixer, mortar mixer and even in a bucket by a hand drill with a nozzle for the preparation of putty. After a short mixing (actually wetting) the mixture can be transported by a pump - this is the most common method of transportation. Private parties can transport the solution in wheelbarrows, carry buckets or any other acceptable method of delivery of the mixture. As you can see, the technology is really elementary. Due to the high adhesion after pouring the finished solution as a result of pore formation, the mixture increases in volume by at least 2 times. A classic demonstration model of filling by our technology can be viewed on video (see video Pioner), but the video presents a multi-component technology for the preparation of foam concrete, in our case, only 3C is involved in the preparation of the finished solution in the form of a dry mix and water, nothing else is needed, but the essence of the filling remains the same. Now we are experimenting with the use of a new, non-removable formwork environment-friendly design that simplifies the construction work, namely Velox technology, examples of our filling our formwork and the video presentation of construction work with this technology can also be viewed (link to photo galleries and video).
What are the existing problems of construction solved by 3C technology, what makes it so promising?
Initially, in the development of 3C technology, the problematic was considered, consisting of 6 main provisions, namely: construction of brick, concrete and aerated concrete is too expensive, since it requires additional work; the construction time for existing technologies is excessively stretched over time; The cost of heating houses built from traditional materials is unnecessarily high; most building materials are toxic and not environmentally friendly; enterprises for the production of building materials are capital-intensive and have long payback periods; technologies for emergency construction in emergency situations are not effective enough. All these problems without exception, we have undoubtedly been able to solve! Moreover, our innovative material has a wide range of applications, namely:
Replacement for yielding ground, as well as the construction of roads on such ground;
Use in conditions of extreme freezing;
Backfilling for abandoned wells, mines and pipelines;
Accesses to bridges;
Strengthening retaining walls;
Construction and insulation - pouring roofs and interfloor ceilings, where the roofs are operationally suitable (for example, for planting trees, withstanding high loads);
Sound and heat insulation floor screed;
Construction of energy efficient structures;
Underground pipe insulation;
Modular slabs and panels for monolithic construction;
Seismic resistance of buildings;
Modernization and increase of energy efficiency of already built utilities facilities;
Dampening bump (in the construction of airfields);
Elimination of the consequences of emergency situations (quick-erecting structures that prevent spills and floods) due to watertightness and fire resistance;
As can be understood, this is only a minimal list of possible applicability of 3C, as a truly universal environmentally friendly building material of high quality. The already developed technologies of building application on the experimental basis made it possible to obtain the technology of year-round construction, departing from the seasonal component, due to the production of cast wall plates and ceilings for further joint grouting of the erected structures with low production costs.
Is it possible to strengthen the 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" with steel reinforcement or construction netting?
Since the material has excellent adhesion, there are no restrictions. Moreover, after a long operation it was confirmed that the reinforcement in the cellular concrete was not susceptible to corrosion. The composition of 3C already includes synthetic fibers, which is evident from the name of the material, which serve as additional reinforcement of the material, which increases its strength and improves the physicomechanical properties of the material.
Is it possible to use cellular concrete in marine piers?
The low-density cellular concrete is not afraid of water and is especially good in the construction of sheet piling as a backfill. Lightweight concrete structures can be used for the construction of new types of objects (especially in areas and territories not available for heavy construction works), as advanced design solutions (make a link to the photo archive – floating homes and piers). Since gas-fiber-reinforced concrete "ЗС" is light, strong, moistureproof and is not susceptible to deformations, it has proved its advantages.
How does cellular concrete compare in price with conventional concrete? The appearance of your innovative building material in the market will make cement unnecessary?
As a rule, ready-made cellular concrete is much cheaper than ordinary concrete. But comparing them is incorrect, because they mostly have different functions. Moreover, the cement in our production is used as a raw material, so no one says that cement plants need to be closed. Our technology allows us to obtain high-quality building materials with significantly better physical and mechanical properties, to ensure environmentally friendly production and the product itself, as well as to ensure more rational and economical use of natural resources. In the future, the appearance of our innovative building material on the market will allow us to solve the problem of increasing the production of high-quality building binding agent without the need for construction and start of additional non-ecological cement production with high production costs. 2-3 tons of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" in the form of a dry mixture is obtained from 1 ton of cement, and in the implementation of construction work, for example, from 1 ton of dry mix "ЗС350", ~ 3.2 m³ of gas-fiber-concrete is obtained.
Our technology allows us to reduce the consumption of clinker, as well as to use waste and slags in the process of production, which increases the importance of this production in solving environmental problems and cleaning the territories. The amount of capital investment for commissioning the plant proposed in this investment project will be about 10 million euros, which is 8-10 times lower than the cost of specific investments in the construction of new cement plants. The use of the proposed technology will allow us to abandon the construction of new cement plants and to produce an additional 30-40 million tons of high-quality binding agent (based on the constantly increasing production volumes and launching new processing lines) on the basis of existing raw materials (including poor-quality or obsolete clinker) through our innovations.
Why has such advanced and promising technology and material not found a response from the state and its structures?
If you look at the entire development of the construction industry, you can see that the lack of large-scale development in Russia of nanocement technology (which is the world's highest achievement in the cement industry for the entire history of the development of the production of the main building material of the present) serves as a clear example of the unsound reliance of the country's leadership on the market mechanism for mastering innovations in its industry. Do we need state will - yes, indeed. But there is a high inertia (and sometimes even an obvious obstacle) of state structures and not only them. To ensure the development of innovations in this critical area, it is necessary that this issue is not dealt with by "effective managers" (God forbid!), but technocrats-professionals. Moreover, we have chosen this particular form of investment with good reason. Having gone through a long and long journey of research, own investment and labor effort, obstacles, and in spite of everything, the launch of experimental productions (more than 7 years), we came to the conclusion that only together, with mass support of the whole community, we can achieve revolutionary changes that change the life of everyone from us. Let's remember the example of Elon Musk, his will, enthusiasm and struggle for innovation and technological progress! Only by combining our responsibility and sharing our efforts in combating conservatism and the inertia of the construction market and the industrial complex as a whole can we achieve significant improvements in the quality and safety of life (promoting exceptionally environmentally friendly technologies) and socio-economic development (families without their own housing will be able to build their own house of only gas-fiber-concrete "3C" - cheap, environmentally, qualitatively, quickly, people already living in their homes, without special financial costs, will be able to solve the problem of quality grounds for sidewalks, make paths, provide additional warmth, superstructures, reconstruction and restoration work, perform new construction, including own efforts, architecture, etc.). The modern technologies for integrating industrial, financial and digital innovations have opened the way to change, and in our power to jointly achieve these long-awaited changes. We have developed and tested in practice a whole range of innovative technologies that, we believe, should be applied on a large scale in construction. All of them allow to improve the quality of construction works, while substantially reducing their prime cost and implementation time, ensuring the formation of a comfortable and safe environment for living and working people.
How does nanomodification affect the properties of cement?
It gives the cement absolutely remarkable properties. For example, it increases its activity 1.5-2 times, increases storage time by 5-10 times, allows you to obtain outstanding qualities in concrete, etc. The material begins to work in a new way. For example, there is an ordinary cement brand 500 and there is ours, of the same brand. They behave differently. Normal one - a capricious thing, but ours like a nanoproduct behaves stably. At the same time, 3C is cheaper and more economical than usual due to good adhesion, providing joint grouting and additional strengthening of structures! We want to pay special attention: all these facts, established by us, are officially confirmed at the highest and most authoritative world level, all necessary examinations have been made and all necessary conclusions and supporting documents have been received, which also took us much time and effort.
It turns out that for the same amount of mother substance by introduction of nano-additives and cheap mineral raw materials we will receive much more cement of high quality?
Yes, but at the same time the physical and mechanical properties are much better than the original conventional cement! This unusual, unique cellular concrete is obtained from the most ordinary Portland cement (and it is possible to use low quality cement, improving its characteristics, and also old cement, unfit for normal use in building). In particular, the technology assumes the use of waste of other industries in the production process, while ensuring the high environmental friendliness of the production process (emissions or environmental pollution, unlike the traditional cement plant, are excluded).
Was there any work with the state structures responsible for the implementation of the construction and are there any results?
Of course there was! First, in the course of ongoing research and the launch of experimental production it was necessary to obtain all permits, conclusions and results of examinations. All this was done! In 2018 in Russia will begin to operate GOST "Non-autoclaved aerated concrete" PNS (project of national standard) 1.13.465-1.062.17 2018, specially developed for our innovative material, which will improve its position in the domestic market, including its use in construction works, which is a significant achievement. Currently 3C is undergoing the process of international certification (as part of the launch of an experimental plant in Poland). Secondly, after successful tests and industrial approbation of its inclusion in the official list of recommended innovative building materials by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation for state purchases as innovative material of universal application (https://itk-mdl.asutk.ru/inovation/tech.php?PAGEN_1=2) (26th position in the general list on the website of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation) and included in the official list of recommended innovative building materials. This is a recognition that really marks the significant physical and mechanical properties and uniqueness of our innovative building material. Therefore, as you can see, the work is very capacious and sufficient.
You carried a lot of work on a large scale, spent a lot of money and energy, launched experimental production. Why, with such an efficient production, did you not have enough strength and resources to launch a full-scale production on your own?
Yes indeed, the prospects and profitability of the project and technology are high! Indeed, a lot of work has been done. In fact, the project has already been implemented at 80%. But its implementation required the diversion of funds from financing the basic income-generating projects and production structures of project initiators, therefore additional sources of financing are required for its further development. We applied to large investors, but all of them are ready to finance only if they gain control over this business. In addition, despite the fact that the demand for an innovative product in the global market is substantial and can provide high profitability, the technology and industry of its practical application are socially significant, capable of changing the quality of life. Therefore, we would like to share responsibility and participation in this project not only among the members of our team, but also among representatives of the community who are not indifferent to socially significant innovations and the results of many years of work. This is our open position!
As it usually happens, unfortunately, a new energy and resource-saving outstanding domestic technology, which allows to reduce specific costs by 2-3 times, exclude pollution and emissions into the environment, which can change the strategy for the development of construction, provide billions worth of savings, which today are sorely needed for the development of countries and improving the quality of life of the population, will not be adopted for a long time in practice, thanks to "outstanding" individuals who put their interests and ambitions above the public ones, mired in closed-door deals and wasteful spending of people's money, but masters of creating difficulties and barriers to technological development. If we do not want to further conceal valuable and meaningful technologies for ordinary people, reselling them for enormous amounts, and want to really radically change something in our lives, we need to unite our efforts, which corresponds to the spirit of ICO (technologies that change reality and life)!
Now in the global economy there are too many monopolized structures blocking the development and implementation of innovations aimed at improving the quality of life, therefore, in the emerging opportunities provided by the digital economy, we would like to involve the community in the joint solution of problems of revolutionary industry development that can directly influence the life of each of us. We do not do charity, but we give investors and ordinary people the opportunity to get good incomes and take part in the development of these technologies and businesses, as shareholders, to be proud of their personal contribution to changing the lives of ordinary people. Our desire is to create an affordable new generation production enterprise open to ordinary investors, which realizes in its development all the advantages of integrating innovations in the industrial, financial and digital environment that can withstand various barriers and effectively solve problems of social and economic development and improve people's lives qualitatively.
How are the risks of the presented project minimized?
Minimal investment risks are achieved in the conditions of the backing of the derivative with a real unique innovative commodity, which is "protected" from currency fluctuations in the value of this high-demand asset (3C "gas-fiber-concrete" produced as a dry mix and products from it). Risks are also reduced due to the proven production start-up model at domestic and European sites, as well as the lack of the need for long and costly approvals and construction works, since the project is not about building a factory, but about reconstructing a ready-made industrial site with a developed transport infrastructure and system of communications, with the possibility of a significant increase in production in the course of further development of the project. Additional guarantees to investors are provided by the European issuer of tokens, which will not only make their buyback, but upon the first demand we will return the total amount of invested money. To maximize the openness and transparency of the investment process, the financial model of the project stipulates that the plant does not collect funds and issue tokens under the ICO procedure, this is done by a European investment company that attracts funds from private investors, under an investment loan agreement with the plant, and provides the latter with funds for the launch of innovative production, and under the terms of the same contract, it receives for the buyback of tokens funds for settlements with potential investors. This, in turn, eliminates misuse of funds, improves control over the progress of the project and will require an annual audit. European, and not offshore, guarantees of return of funds and insurance are granted. All acquired property and fixed production assets are encumbered until the funds are fully refunded to investors in accordance with the terms of the investment.
What do you need to start producing your innovative building material?
The project of a model plant is already ready, and the launch of experimental production has already been carried out, both in Russia and in Europe. The projects of technological lines are also ready and, taking into account the production experience, all necessary modifications are made in them. In simple terms, in order to produce 3C gas-fiber-concrete, you just need to mix ordinary cement with certain additives, where the key, of course, is the nanoadditive or as it is also called nanomodifier. The production of this component has already launched as a part of the first stage (three-stage production). No fundamentally new and expensive equipment is required, although there are non-standard elements. The nano-additive is produced in Russia, the cost is perfectly acceptable. So in the end, in order to establish the release of our innovative building material, we need only the means that we are going to involve in the ICO procedure!
How profitable this is, let's count. Now, in accordance with the development strategy until 2020, the volume of cement production is planned to increase from today's 60 million tons to 100 million tons. For this, every year, it is necessary to introduce new production capacities for the release of 5 million tons of cement. This requires capital investments of $ 300 per ton. Total - one and a half billion dollars of investments each year! Who will invest them in the private cement industry? No one!
Now our cement producers spend their efforts mainly on not allowing cheaper Chinese and Turkish cement onto the market. Because in Russia it is produced using an outdated technology - the wet method, and they use the modern dry method. In addition, in some countries, including Russia, there is a growing problem with personnel, as well as with designers ... Proceeding from those facts, it is clear that Russia will not produce 100 million tons of cement by 2020!
But there is a way out - our technology is 3C. It allows us to introduce up to 70% of mineral additives! These are waste, slag, unsuitable for construction sand, use poor-quality clinker, etc. They are introduced without reducing the strength of the original conventional cement, while improving the physical and mechanical properties of the product! There is no need to build new cement plants, it is enough to launch our full-size production with a gradual increase in the number of production lines. This will require investments of 40-45 dollars per ton. And it is perfectly possible to increase production of high-quality binding agent with stable properties (in contrast to traditional cement) in two to three times without building new non-ecological cement plants. The plant for the production of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" realizes in its work environmentally friendly production ("Green Production").
If the technology and material are so promising, and the project is so profitable, why has not the full-scale production of this innovative product been established so far?
There is a so-called conservative part of our officials, builders and manufacturers of building materials, who perceive new developments with hostility, and do everything to prevent their appearance on the market. They do not have the desire to do something new, because the existing state of things suits them - cement is selling like hot cakes. It turns out that our innovative universal in application material is now more in demand abroad than in Russia. In order to reverse the situation, we need even more, and the main thing is to work together, as financial support is able to change and break the foundations and dogmas.
Figuratively speaking, there is this miracle – gas-fiber-concrete! And no one in our country wants it?!
This is exactly what the officials, with whom we had to communicate, said, implicitly asking us to give them the technology (or sell it). Because of such positions and inertia, we will be doomed to buy Turkish or Chinese cement, because it is cheaper due to the use of modern progressive technologies (producers of other countries have already applied for the initiative of launching such plants on their territory).
According to the country's development plans approved by the Government of Russia, the STRATEGY 2020 envisages an increase in the annual volume of cement production to 97.2 million tons by 2020. Thus, to solve the adopted plans for the construction of housing and roads in Russia, it is necessary to increase the volume of cement output by 5 million tons annually, and this is in conditions when raw outcastings of many existing plants are exhausted, equipment is deteriorated, and the construction of new cement enterprises requires investments on average USD 250-300 per each new ton of cement. So the paradox turns out, as with the locomotive, which was invented in Russia, and then we bought these locomotives abroad. Because our breakthrough technologies turn out to be unneeded for us! Don’t you think it's time to prove the incorrectness of this statement by actions? Financing from you, actions - from us!!! We will make revolutionary, really meaningful, changes together!
What is your technology based on, what is its advanced scientific component?
The creation of composite materials includes the combination of different materials in a single structure, acquiring a new quality, useful for new properties of materials and products, increasing their basic characteristics. Our approach is characterized by the desire to synthesize new useful properties in materials, products and mixtures by various physical and chemical reactions with minimizing energy costs, harmful heat emissions and associated waste. Moreover, the environmental friendliness of the production and its result was considered as a basic priority. In the process of research, we focused on the most promising direction, namely the mechanochemical effect on various disperse systems for the preparation of dispersed composite materials and new products based on them.
What improvements can be achieved in the production of concretes based on your technology?
The developed technology of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" in production of concrete will allow:
radical improvement of the quality and durability of products made of concrete and reinforced concrete;
on average, to reduce in half the specific consumption of portland cement in obtaining a given quality products from precast and monolithic reinforced concrete;
effectively apply in the technology of cement and concrete production substandard sands, slags, ash and waste of rocks, which is an essential contribution to solving environmental problems;
to ensure high environmental friendliness of the received material;
to exclude the use of steam thermal treatment of products;
to apply to the production of high-quality concrete products portland cement of any plants and non-metallic fillers of local origin;
to produce modern long-length hollow pre-stressed reinforced concrete structures of new generation for transport construction.
In the production of cement, the proposed technology will significantly increase the production of high-quality building binder without the construction of additional cement plants. The raising the volume of production of construction materials to a higher level will not only increase the number of houses built, but also opens up opportunities for the application of these technologies in various directions (see Figure).
Figure. The launching of the first yacht with a shell of the boat of nanocement (the thickness of the shell is 12 mm) The implementation of 3C technology will: reduce the specific cost for the production of a ton of cement; improve the quality of the building binding agent and rid users of its unstable properties; 2-3 times increase (if necessary)the production of high-quality building binding agent; ensure its economy of consumption; to build compact technological lines for the modification of portland cement clinker or cement; ensure rational and economical use of natural resources; organize high-ecological production and get an environmentally friendly product; to increase the possible storage of cements from 2 months, according to international and Russian standards, up to a year or more; reduce the cost of production and sale of construction works; reduce the cost of transportation of non-metallic materials and effectively use local raw materials in the production of concretes.
What is the need for this material?
According to the country's development plans approved by the Government of Russia, the STRATEGY 2020 envisages an increase in the annual volume of cement production to 97.2 million tons by 2020. Thus, to solve the adopted plans for the construction of housing and roads in Russia, it is necessary to increase the volume of cement output by 5 million tons annually, and this is in conditions when raw outcastings of many existing plants are exhausted, equipment is deteriorated, and the construction of new cement enterprises requires investments on average USD 250-300 per each new ton of cement. The annual demand abroad is tens times higher, especially in the context of toughening of environmental requirements and standards for materials used in construction, which further stimulates the demand for our innovative and absolutely green products and the revolutionary technology of universal application.
How much money should be invested in the construction of the plant?
We would like to attract at least 10 million euros. This amount is enough for us to start the project. If we manage to collect more funds, we will direct them to increase production, which will significantly increase the financial result and at least halve the payback period of the project. It is necessary to take into account that according to the already signed contracts for the supply of the finished product, all the products will be sold in full. However, even this volume cannot fully satisfy the global and expanding demand for our high-quality environmentally friendly innovative material that is universal in application.
What makes your project highly profitable and attractive for investments?
A distinctive feature of the project, making it highly profitable and attractive from the investment position, is the accelerated implementation, the minimum start-up time and the achievement of targets, as production is planned to be placed on the basis of the already existing industrial infrastructure minimally remote from the sales locations, in close proximity to all possible transport infrastructure, which allows with minimal investments to start production and carry out financial and economic activities with a positive economic result, ensuring the receipt of investment income.
In addition, the project is not "zero" it is already implemented by 80%, and we are talking only about the launch of the proven technologies of full-size production with the possibility of increasing capacity. Sales issues are also resolved, the entire volume of the product planned for production has already found its customer (contracts for the supply of our innovative material have been signed). At the same time, the need for our highly ecologically innovative building material, universal in application, only increases. All the permission documentation is issued, all necessary examinations have been conducted. It is also necessary to take into account that the project is a production project in the real sector of the economy, and production always remains more reliable, understandable and transparent from the investment position.
The investment costs of entering the industry, compared with the construction of a traditional cement plant, mainly related to the manufacture and acquisition of technological equipment, are relatively small. The cost structure is determined by the features of the developed and patented unique production technology, as well as the selected design implementation. The technology, in connection with the possible use of waste products of other industries, as well as the specificity of output of finished products, is also relatively simple and highly ecological, which is rare for this area. The high profitability of products (above 50%), confirmed by high demand, makes production attractive from the point of view of possible investments.
In accordance with the nature of the production, it should be noted that competition in the market of high-tech innovative building materials IS ABSENT, and the 3C material, being a unique construction material in the world (there are no analogues of the world), essentially forms a new market segment. Moreover, due to its physical and mechanical properties and quality, this innovative building material manifoldly exceeds the same properties already used in modern construction materials and is able to replace it, and the technology itself is able not only to speed up the execution of construction works, but also to reduce their cost by half. Thus, the product and its production is extremely competitive.
What can you say about the commercial potential of your innovative product?
The commercial potential of the innovative construction material 3C "gas-fiber-concrete", proposed for production, is unlimited due to its universality and the widest range of applicability. Taking into account the expert evaluation data, when it enters the market, its consumption can grow only in several years by 3-4 times in physical terms. This growth testifies to the market demand for high-tech and highly economical (heat, energy and economically efficient) and at the same time environmentally friendly solutions in the context of large infrastructure projects, as well as the population's desire for a healthy lifestyle, quite moderate incomes of the population, which puts before the construction market new tasks and horizons. An additional incentive for the development of the market is that the directions and guidelines for social and economic development and the withdrawal of the economy from the crisis envisage an increase in the volume of construction work (the construction industry has a multiplier effect that stabilizes the economy, which can provide a significant GDP growth in the short run and a joint balanced development of the national economy), especially in the framework of the implementation of projects for the development of transport and port infrastructure, not to mention the objects of the social sphere within the framework of existing commitments.
And what can you say about the ecological component of your project?
The launched production, as well as the output, is absolutely environmentally friendly, which does not provide for any restrictions related to the location of production. According to the specifics, features and nature of the project for the launch of environmentally friendly production that involves the processing of waste, it meets the requirements of the priority national project "Clean Country", approved by the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects and implemented by the Government of the Russian Federation (2017-2025), which aims to reduce environmental damage associated with the disposal of solid domestic waste, reduce environmental risks associated with objects of the accumulated harm to the environment, creation of an interactive information system that will ensure the identification and liquidation of unauthorized garbage dumps on the basis of communications from citizens and public organizations. The approximate (general) budget of the project is 150-200 billion rubles, including about 30 extra-budgetary. This provides additional opportunities for the project development from the position of active participation in various kinds of environmental projects and programs, including infrastructure development.
What are the advantages for an investor from participating in your project?
Firstly, it is the acquisition of an option with a yield of up to 100% when investing in the early stages of the project. Minimal investment risks, in conditions of the backing of the derivative, by a real unique innovative commodity, which is protected from currency fluctuations by the value of this high-demand asset. Secondly, the opportunity to profit from the sale of products when it is brought to the market, when exchanging tokens and/or investing (reinvesting) in increasing turnover (increasing production). A flexible financial model, providing for the possibility of reinvestment and multiple investment, guarantees a stable investment income at various stages of implementation and during the development of the project. Thirdly, profit from investing in the realted futures token and its bringing to the stock exchanges. The ability to invest in the promotion and additional integration of tokens into applications that manage the company and investments (development of a mobile application for interactive management of investments in innovation production with the ability to simulate estimates of asset parameters and scenarios). Fourthly, the opportunity to become a co-owner of a production company (when going to IPO). Fifthly, the additional income received from asset leasing and the receipt of dividends for each token in the framework of the WAVES Platform (within which the ICO is planned).
What are the benefits for the community from the implementation of your project?
Firstly – it is the formation of environmentally friendly production - "green production". Secondly, the manufactured innovative product and technology is a revolution in the construction industry, which can really change the quality of life and significantly reduce the cost and terms of construction works. Thirdly, the use of a new financial instrument and decentralized financing of industrial production is being developed, which is being done for the first time in the world with minimal costs and risks (in the framework of the complete perfection of both the launch of production and technology).
If we consider the benefits that can be obtained from the implementation of the investment project as a whole, then we can distinguish the following:
1. High investment attractiveness and profitability of the project, ensuring the receipt of guaranteed income, as evidenced by the data obtained as a result of assessing economic efficiency, especially in the absence of competition in the market and minimal project implementation risks.
2. The central business idea of investing in the project is connected with the launch of an innovative production of a universal innovative and universal in its use revolutionary building material that can significantly reduce the cost of construction work and accelerate its implementation, change construction technologies, expand the horizons of technology and allow us to implement the most daring projects and architectural solutions, as well as profit from investments in the same-name futures token.
3. The high ecological component of the project and standards of green production, in which "raw materials" are wastes, by the mining industry too, will ensure rational and economical consumption of natural resources. The implementation of the project will significantly reduce the accumulated environmental damage and reduce hydrocarbon emissions (the plant does not provide for the use of furnaces for the production of 3C, which eliminates emissions and pollution of the environment).
List the characteristic advanced features of Composite Cellular Concrete (3C), planned for production, making it so unique.
Among the main characteristic properties of Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) can be identified:
Ecological compatibility. The raw materials used guarantee the complete safety of the 3C products for humans and animals. During operation, Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) does not emit toxic substances. By its hygienic properties, 3C is second only to wood.
The absolute moisture resistance of the material. The use of moisture-resistant non-autoclaved Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) in the installation of floors, roofs, foundations can practically eliminate expensive waterproofing from the project. The use of this material in the installation of external enclosing structures from a removable formwork does not require additional insulation and plastering of the facade. If the pigment is added at the time of activation of the dry mixture, the resulting building acquires the necessary stable (nonfading) color, without the need for painting the object (insert a picture with color blocks and video with floating blocks).
Energy saving. The production of Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) does not require a complex steam power farm, expensive autoclave equipment, specially trained personnel. The energy intensity of production of non-autoclaved nanoconcrete is more than 2.5 times lower than autoclave production. Production is automated.
Sound elimination is 10 times higher than brickwork due to porous structure. Gas-fiber-concrete "3C" due to its soundproofing properties provides high-quality sound elimination. No additional materials are required. The structures of the floors between the flats of residential buildings using the layer of gas-fiber-concrete "3C" are able to meet the requirements of SniP (construction codes and regulations) 23-03-2003 "Protection against noise", which are imposed on the interfloor overlapping of residential buildings of categories A, B, C, hostels, apartments with administrative premises and offices located under them, the index of insulation of air noise and the index of the datum level of impact noise.
Frost resistance. High frost resistance - more than 50 cycles (for comparison, frost resistance of brick and gas silicate - 35 cycles).
Thermal insulation. The walls made of Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) fully comply with the new requirements of SNiP (construction codes and standards) for resistance to heat transfer in the enclosing structures of residential and public buildings. Thermal resistance of enclosing structures made of nanocement is 3 times higher than that of ceramic bricks, and 8 times higher than that of heavy concrete. (insert photo comparison of thermograms of different materials).
The comparative analysis of the thermal insulation properties of building materials, showed that:
According to the results of numerous studies of the institutes of building physics, up to 75% of the heat loss occurs through the enclosing structures (walls)!
3C "gas-fiber-concrete" with a density of 400 kg/m³ has a thermal conductivity of not more than 0.09 W/mK*℃. It is proved in practice that the use of gas-fiber-reinforced concrete "3C" in the construction of buildings and structures can reduce heat losses by an average of 2 times! This means that for heating or cooling the room, significantly less thermal or electrical energy will be required. This is especially true in connection with the tightening of requirements for energy efficiency of buildings (the order of the Ministry of Construction of September 1, 2016 No. 1853-р).
Comparative analysis of building materials in terms of wall thickness, providing the same thermal conductivity:
Fire safety. Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) is a noncombustible material.
In general, Composite Cellular Concrete (3C) "gas-fiber-concrete" as a unique innovative material has a very wide range of applications due to its light weight, thermal and sound insulation properties, chemical and fire resistance, frost resistance, water resistance and durability.
What are the requirements for the quality of raw materials used in production?
Portland cement - compliant with the requirements - Standard according to DIN1164 (Germany), BS 12 (England), ASTM C150 (USA), GOST 31108-2003 (Russia) CEM I 42.5 N (R), CEM I 52.5 N (R), CEM II 42.5 AD N (R), CEM II 52.5 AD N (R), CEM II 42.5 AL N (R), CEM II 52.5 AL N, CEM II 42.5 A-LL N (R), CEM II 52.5 A-LL N R), CEM II 42.5 BL N (R), CEM II 52.5 BL N (R), CEM II 42.5 B-LL N (R), CEM II 52.5 B-LL N (R) and above, Portland cement without mineral additives and Portland cement with active mineral additives. Mineralogical composition requirement: tricalcium silicate C3S > 50%, calcium aluminate C3A 7 – 10 %, calcium aluminate ferrite C2(A2F) < 10%, Blaine specific surface – more than 3500 cm2/g, N2O + K2O < 1%
Furnace dust – according to the standard GOST 25818-91, ASTM C618 - 08a(USA) "Standard specification for coal fly ash and raw materials or calcined natural pozzolanic materials for use in concrete" with a content of SiO2 > 25%, Al2O3 < 10 – 30%, Fe2O3 < 10 %, CaO < 5 %, MgO < 2%, N2O + K2O < 2 %, SO3 < 3%, loss on ignition < 5 %, chlorides – < 0.05% , Blaine specific surface – more than 3500 cm2/g. Furnace dust is a non-combustible residue of mineral origin, which is formed during the combustion of solid fuel in thermal power plants. The dust is collected by electrostatic precipitators, and then, in a dry state, it is taken away by a special sampler for production needs, or with slag and water transferred to the dump.
It is possible to use almost any sands, metallurgical industry waste etc., but this requires additional equipment in particular: Sands - according to the standard GOST 8736-93, ASTM C 778 (USA), Standard Specification for Standard Sand with a content of SiO2 > 25% , Fe2O3 < 3% CaO >5 %, MgO < 2%, N20 +K2O < 2 %, SO3 < 3 % Al2O3 < 10 %, loss on ignition – < 5% chlorides – < 0.05 %, clay by volume – < 3%. Almost any building sand used for the production of heavy concrete. The moisture content of the sand should not be more than 3%, Blaine specific surface (grinding fineness) more than 3500 cm2/g.
The above requirements are ideal.
What factors and market trends were taken into account when preparing the project?
The main driving force in the growth of consumption of building materials is the implementation of infrastructure projects, the planned solution of social problems, as well as the solution of the problems of deterioration of capital construction funds. Moreover, the environmental factors also determine the formation of new demands and requirements by consumers. This makes innovative solutions in the construction industry the highly sought after and determines their product of mass demand, especially if over 70% of construction materials in the performance of construction, including well-known brands, that can be replaced by a universal and high-quality solution that is cheaper. This is especially important in the context of a reduction in real incomes of the population and a budget deficit, which is characteristic of the economic crisis, when new more affordable solutions are required that allow, in the future, to stimulate the growth of consumer demand (including in the reconstruction and work on the rapid erection in the elimination of the consequences of hostilities).
The market of innovative building materials, as well as the construction market, as the bearer of multiplicative effects, is one of the most promising today, not to mention the fact that this is a real sector of the economy. In fact, any objects of capital construction and infrastructure are in high demand and in modern conditions are positioned in a sufficiently high price category. On average, the cost of building 1 square meter of space costs 1500 - 2000 USD, which makes the objects of capital construction, often difficult for a potential consumer. This, in turn, requires new technological solutions that allow fundamentally to change the situation and stimulate the growth of consumption in the primary market, taking into account the need to significantly reduce the prime cost of construction work (at least in half).
Taking into account the current regional needs, in particular the need to implement infrastructure development projects, in the coming years this sector of the industry will produce fairly large investments, the number of market participants will continue to grow, and new national brands will appear. Therefore, investors investing money in the production of unique innovative building materials will be among the leading manufacturers and exporters of high-quality products that do not have world analogues.
When evaluating the submitted project of the organization and launching the production of innovative building materials 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" and products based on it, it is necessary to take into account that today there is no market for innovative building materials, and the appearance of a new universal product on the market will entail profound changes, including the technology of construction works. It is expected that the emerging market of innovative building materials will continue to be differentiated by the types of products and areas of their application.
In Russia, at the moment, there is a low ecological culture, since the Russians for a long time were involved in the development of an exclusively secondary real estate market. Therefore, the decline in the quality of social security, as well as the inability to implement high requirements, including environmental, to the facilities of already formed and worn out architecture, is one of the main factors in the consumption of innovative solutions for the construction industry, and participation in the construction of new buildings, experts say. Europe is already faced with this problem and is experiencing an urgent need for revolutionary technological solutions and materials.
Have you studied the opinions of experts when assessing your industry and market prospects?
Yes, of course! Market analysts say that the economic crisis has always had and will have a significant impact on the construction and development of the real estate market, and the aggravation of processes opens up new opportunities for implementing more economical high-quality innovative solutions, which is guaranteed to happen in the coming years.
Experts believe that the market of innovative universal building materials in Russia and beyond has great prospects. The optimistic forecasts of market participants regarding the development of this segment or a potential independent market are related to the dynamics of consumer preferences and the development of ecological culture. In addition, the decrease in the rationality and efficiency of consumption of natural resources, the deterioration of the ecological situation promotes the development of innovative industries. At the same time, on average in Russia, a very large number of completed construction projects put into operation does not meet the standards and requirements, including those regarding the environment, do not take into account the climatic features, as well as are made with violations, using poor quality building materials, including unsafe (toxic) ones.
All this gives a positive assessment of the applicability of our product and technology in the current conditions and the state of the target market, and the investment project being implemented is effective.
How is your 3C technology and material different from other technologies for building binding agent - cellular concrete?
Our innovative material belongs to the field of building materials and can be used for the production of non-autoclaved composite cellular concrete of natural hardening, gaining its strength during the entire period of operation after pouring.
There is a "Method for producing aerated concrete", described in the patent of the Russian Federation No.2465252, МПК C04B 40/00, C04B 38/02, filed on 12.05.2011, published on 27.10.2011. It includes the preparation of a mortar mixture from portland cement, ground quartz sand, gypsum and water using a mixer. Then, the mixture is ultrasonicated. After that, resonator centers are formed in the concrete mixture in the form of separate clusters of fine particles, for which a raw aluminum powder is introduced into the mixture and mixed at a rotational speed of the blades 180 rpm. Then the ultrasonic treatment of the mixture is repeated and a purified aluminum powder is introduced into it and again mixed at a speed of 620 rpm. The shortcomings of this method include its high cost and complexity due to the need for repeated ultrasonic treatment of the mixture (this will require the availability of special equipment), difficulties in preparing large volumes of the mixture (a complex two-speed mixer has a limited volume). The use of purified aluminum powder also complicates and increases the cost of the process, since the process of purifying the powder from paraffin and the need to use special chemical components significantly complicates the process. The need to use aluminum sawdust, which are manufactured separately, leads to the same result. As a consequence, this method makes it practically impossible to prepare aerated concrete directly on construction sites.
There is a "Method for producing aerated concrete", described in the patent of the Russian Federation No.2253636, МПК C04B 40/00, C04B 38/02, filed on 26.12.2003, published on 10.06.2005. This method is carried out as follows: water and cement or water, cement and sand are fed into a cavitation mixer with an activator and all components are mixed for 5-15 minutes. Then, the previously prepared dry powder-forming mixture is introduced into the resulting solution and stirring is carried out again for 15-60 seconds. The drawback of this method, as well as the previous one, is, firstly, the need to use a special cavitation mixer, which has a small volume (no more than 1m3), and secondly, the complexity of preparing a concrete mix at the construction site, the complexity of quality control of raw materials in construction conditions, difficulties with the supply of concrete mix to floors, with the movement of equipment in high-rise construction.
The closest to the technical essence and the achieved result to our technology and invention is the "Dry mix for the production of cellular fibrous concrete", US patent No. 201020041087 dated February 16, 2012. This dry mix, containing cement, mineral filler, microsilica, superplasticizer, fiber, porogen, additionally it contains a modifying zeolite additive and undergoes further grinding - activation in mechanoactivators. The components of the mixture are in the following proportions: portland cement 20 - 100%, mineral filler 20 - 70%, microsilica 2 - 10%, superplasticizer 0.6 - 3%, modifying zeolite additive 2 - 10%. polypropylene fiber for concrete up to 12 mm long - up to 1.5 kg per 1 m3. Porogen 0.002-0.65%. The disadvantages of this method include: firstly, double mixing of the mixture using aluminum powder is not safe, and secondly, simultaneous mixing of all components, including the porogen, can lead to heterogeneity of the mixture, which can adversely affect the structural and mechanical properties of the cellular concrete.
Our goal is forming our own unique way of producing a mixture of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete" was to obtain a homogeneous uniform mass with improved structural and mechanical properties: with increased strength, frost resistance, reduced volume weight. A concurrent, no less important goal was the preparation of a dry mixture for the production of composite cellular concrete for its subsequent use in any place of construction on the principle: "just add water." The aim was achieved by adding to the resulting composition a zeolite additive prepared by pre-mixing single- or multilayered nanotubes in water with an atomizer in a sprayed form, followed by mixing them with a zeolite in a cyclical mixer, and introducing a separately prepared dry blowing agent a mixture consisting of a dry blowing agent, an aluminum powder ПАП-2 and an aluminum powder ПАП-1; after that, the components of the dry mix composition are fed into a common mixer at the following ratio, kg: cement 600, furnace dust, microsilica МКУ 50, superplasticizer С-39, sodium oleate 3, sodium gluconate 1.5, addiment СТ-22, biocide additive Lastonox 2, fiber 1,5, polymeric additive 5, said dry blowing mixture 20, said zeolite additive containing single- or multilayered nanotubes, 50, after which the total composition obtained as a result of mixing is subjected to shock mechanoactivation at SDA-installations. The subsequent processing of the dry mix composition by thoroughly mixing all the components in the mixer (any mixer for the production of dry mixes) to obtain a homogeneous mixture and then its activation in the SDA (shock disintegrator-activator), technology at higher speeds in the mechanoactivator contribute to improving the physico-mechanical characteristics of the resulting composite cellular concrete by increasing its uniformity, flatness of the distribution of pores. At the same time, the strength and speed of hardening increase almost one and a half times, its volume weight (250-300 kg/m3) decreases.
Our unique method and technology allows us to provide substantial savings due to a lack of autoclave processing and the possibility not to use steaming and warming up. The dry mixture obtained by our method can be used directly at the construction site on the principle of "water dilution". This method allows the use of existing mechanisms and machines designed for mixing and feeding concrete mixes and mortars at construction sites (for example: EstrichBoy DC260 / 45 concrete pump).
Our technology is high-tech, has a low cost, as well as highly ecological in comparison with the production of traditional cement, which makes it possible to talk about the success of the investment project.
What is innovative in your production technology?
Very briefly, the innovative principle is the production of cellular concrete of any brand from the finished dry mixture by simple addition of water. There are no analogues in the world!
In more detail, we are talking about full-fledged nanotechnologies in the production of our unique innovative building material. New in the patented manufacturing method is that during the preparation of the mixture, a dry blowing mixture consisting of a dry blowing agent, an aluminum powder ПАП -2 and an aluminum powder ПАП -1 is used, the pore-forming mixture being prepared separately, and a zeolite additive also prepared separately by pre-mixing single- or multilayered nanotubes in water by means of an atomizer in a sprayed form, followed by their mixing with a zeolite in a cyclical mixer. After that, the following components of the dry mix composition are fed into a common mixer: cement 600, furnace dust, microsilica МКУ 50, superplasticizer С-39, sodium oleate 3, sodium gluconate 1.5, addiment СТ-22, biocide additive Lastonox 2, fiber 1,5, polymeric additive 5, said dry blowing mixture 20, said zeolite additive containing single- or multilayered nanotubes, 50, after which the total composition obtained as a result of mixing is subjected to shock mechanoactivation at SDA-installations. The zeolite additive introduced into the mixture consists of a combination of a zeolite, which in turn is composed of SiO2 and AlO4 tetrahedra connected by peaks into openwork channels, in cavities and channels of which there are cations and molecules of H2O, and carbon nanotubes obtained by gas-phase chemical deposition of gaseous hydrocarbons on catalysts (Ni/Mg) at atmospheric pressure. The carbon nanotubes and zeolites, while being in the mixture at crushing-activation in the mechanoactivator (DESI-18 manufactured by Desintegraator Tootmise OÜ, Estonia) and located on the surfaces of the filler fragments in the polarized state, have a direct effect on the formation of crystalline hydrates, thus forming fibrillar microstructures of multimicron order. The dry pore-forming mixture introduced into the mixture consists of a dry blowing agent (such as OSB or a protein foamer "Biopor"), and a complex pore former consisting of powders of aluminum grades ПАП-1 and ПАП-2. The blowing agents are premixed in ratio 50/50 blowing agent/gas-forming agent. On other used components of the mixture during the process: - superplasticizer C-3. The basis of the superplasticizer C-3 is the salt of the condensation product of naphthalenesulfonic acid and formaldehyde. The superplasticizer C-3 is produced in liquid and dry form in the form of a water-soluble powder of light brown color or an aqueous solution of dark brown color having a concentration of at least 32%. During storage, it does not emit harmful gases or vapors. - Biocidal additive - lastonox is a product of the condensation of chloromethyl derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons with pyridine. It is introduced into dry mixes. - Addiment СТ-2 - is a protein stabilizer of pores. In addition, polypropylene fiber with a length of up to 12 mm is used in the process of making the mixture, which further reinforces the structure.
Thus, we managed to achieve simplification of the technology for producing cellular gas-fiber-concrete, ensuring the possibility of manufacturing and using concrete at the construction site. In addition, physical and mechanical characteristics, such as frost resistance, resistance to various type of emission, including radiation, were improved.
The aim is achieved by the fact that the dry mixture for the production of cellular gas-fiber concrete, including Portland cement, mineral filler, microsilica, polypropylene fiber and porogen, further contains a superplasticizer based on sodium salts of condensation products of naphthalenesulfonic acid and formaldehyde and a modifying additive consisting of a combination of aluminosilicate microspheres and single- or multilayered carbon nanotubes in a ratio of 1:10, with the following ratio of components:
Portland cement 20-75
Mineral filler 7-75
Modifying agent 0,1-5
Polypropylene fiber from 1,5 kg for 1 m 3
The use of a modifying nano-additive, in which carbon nanotubes and aluminosilicate microspheres are present, can significantly increase the strength of the material. These components, located on the surfaces of fragments of the filler, in a polarized state have a direct effect on the formation of crystalline hydrates, thus forming fibrillar microstructures of a multimicron order. The consequence of this process is the substantial hardening of non-autoclaved cellular concrete, as well as the acceleration of its hardening.
By optimizing the concentration of carbon nanotubes in aqueous colloid, it was possible to achieve an increase of almost all the parameters (strength, frost resistance, heat conductivity) required by GOST for aerated concrete, to increase its water repellent properties by 25-50%. In addition, with the introduction of a modifying additive, cellular concrete has acquired the ability to counteract high-frequency radiation.
What is the technology of preparation of a dry mixture of 3C in production? Are there any demonstrative examples of the uniqueness of the 3C properties?
The dry mixture is made as follows: the starting material (cement, fly ash, microsilica, superplasticizer, sodium oleate, biocide additive and fiber) is fed to a pre-storage bunker. The porogen is separately prepared before being fed into the mixer: carefully metered and fed to a cyclical mixer in the following sequence: dry blowing agent; aluminum powder ПАП-2; aluminum powder ПАП-1. All components of the blowing agent are thoroughly mixed; its mass when added to the total mixture should not exceed 20 kg per ton of dry mixture. The zeolite additive is also prepared separately, for which a dosed material is fed into the cyclical mixer in the following sequence: zeolite, and then, after preliminary mixing in water, single- or multi-layered nanotubes floured by an atomizer. The weight of the modified zeolite additive should be 50 kg. After the above manipulations, the blowing agent and the binding agent (addiment, sodium gluconate and polymer additive) are fed into the mixer and mixed. The same mixer is charged with filler, additives (biocidal, modified zeolite) and fiber, and again all are thoroughly mixed to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Then, the mixture that has passed the pre-mixing stage is fed to the receiving hopper, after which it is subjected to shock mechanoactivation at the SDA- installations. As a result, the formation of crystalline hydrates and the formation of fibrillar microstructures of a multimicron order take place. After that, the finished material is fed to storage tanks for aging before shipment to the consumer.
Before use, the dry mix is mixed with water with a water-solid ratio of 0.45, i.е. for 100 kg of dry mixture add 45 liters of water and mix thoroughly. At day 28, cellular concrete has the following characteristics: - bulk weight on average - 500 kg/m3; compressive strength - 32 kg/cm2; - thermal conductivity - 0.12; - frost resistance - after 35 cycles does not collapse.
The resulting material after casting not only tolerates extreme temperatures, but also extreme freezing, while not breaking apart in contrast to other building binding agents, which, for example, is typical for foundations of freezing shops and cold storage facilities. This, in turn, is a proof of the uniqueness of the properties of our material in comparison with the worldwide and domestically used building binding agents.
You talk about a wide range of applications of your innovative material, in comparison with traditional cement. That is, it can be used for roads?
Yes you are right! Advantages of 3C are obvious and impressive, especially when using for the basis of roads on peaty-marshy soils:
Capillary interruption. "3С" reduces (in some cases completely eliminates) the influence of moisture on the construction (frost boil), and creates a fairly hard base, in comparison with discrete materials, which increases the life of roads.
Cost reduction. "3C" reduces the weight of the structure, while the thickness of pavement and its cost. This is especially effective on weak and waterlogged soils.
Ease of use. "3C" has a liquid consistency and is not affected by the surface roughness. Monolithic cellular concrete can be poured and trimmed to the desired thickness.
Reduction of the scope of work. 3C usually requires 3-4 times less thickness than traditional materials (sand, gravel) and thus the depth of the trough sharply decreases.
Protection under cold weather conditions. "3C" protects the base from softening in the event of rainfall and straight-freezing.
Reduction of collateral damage. Sealing of loose materials can disrupt and soften the soil of the base. "3C" is poured in liquid form, accordingly there is no need for pressing or vbrating.
As an alternative to expensive imported stone materials, we offer 3C "gas-fiber-concrete", which provides, among other things, increased frost resistance of the road structure, which avoids the construction of a high embankment of non-frost heaving sandy soils, and use local soils as a roadbed.
Worst-case scenario, what if you cannot collect the necessary amount through the ICO? What then?
As we have repeatedly said, we strive to make our work as clear, transparent and reliable as possible for potential investors. This means that if the required amount cannot be collected, the European company issuing the tokens will make a full refund of the collected funds to investors, and we, as production workers, will not receive the funds to implement the project. All refunds will be made by the European Investment Company within 2 weeks after the end of the ICO.
We remind that we are working on an investment loan agreement and only within the framework of the ICO procedure success, which is an additional guarantee and protection of potential investors from fraud. In the process of fundraising, we do not dispose of them and have nothing to do with them, they are transferred to the account of the issuer of the tokens - the European investment company, which will further carry out the buyback of tokens and the payment of investment income.
Who can become an investor?
The main idea of launching crowdfunding is that absolutely anyone can be an investor - an individual, not just companies and financial institutions. At the same time, convenience and absolute transparency of the investment process are achieved, our financial model is designed in such a way as to provide investors with maximum additional guarantees and protect them from fraud that has flooded the ICO market. For the ICO of our project was selected Waves Platform.
How long will the investment be repaid, when will we get an income?
In accordance with the calculations, the investment in the project will fully pay back in a year and a half. After the completion of the ICO (it will last about a month and finish in April). If the collection of funds is successful, then immediately the project team will begin to implement it, namely, it will buy out the already ready industrial infrastructure and reconstruct it, the production of equipment will be commissioned and paid for. Taking into account the terms of realization of production of equipment, the plant can be launched within 9 months, plus 1-2 months, which will be spent for the delivery of equipment and its commissioning. Most of the processes will run in parallel. It is expected that in February 2019 the production of gas-fiber-concrete will begin in the form of a dry mixture of 3C and products from it (cast wall panels, etc.). After the start-up of the plant, the process of buying back the tokens will be initiated using the received profit from the sale of the products produced by the plant. The tokens will be redeemed at a price including the assessed project investment income. Buyback will be carried out for 12 months or more at the request of investors. At the same time, the investor should take into account that within the project, including at the investment stage, the cost of 3cCoin tokens will increase, which will lead to an increase in the income of the potential investor.
Why was the WAVES platform chosen for ICO?
The Waves platform was chosen for the ICO of our project, because it allows relatively easy to generate tokens, with the possibility of issuing dividends for each token, and that is particularly in line with the spirit of our project, because the Waves Platform is a domestic development. The technology and material offered by us is also exclusively a Russian innovative product, and it does not exist in the world. This makes the joint development of our projects especially promising, since it allows us to combine innovations in industrial production with innovations in financial and digital technologies.
How is the investor's safety ensured?
A digital token is issued to investors in exchange for funds invested in the project. A digital token is a digital asset that we equate to the value of our innovative material, that is, in effect, an optional raw material contract for the products on the blockchain. Note that this is a fully asset-backed derivative, an option that is sold at a discount. Each investor gets an option.
The European Investment Company in the amount of investment in options 3cCoin gas-fiber-concrete produced as a dry mix 3C will provide a loan to a legal entity that will consistently implement all stages of the launch of an industrial plant. This loan is the basis for the return of investment and investment income. All acquired property and fixed production assets are encumbered until the funds are fully refunded to investors in accordance with the terms of the investment. Thus, each holder of the digital token is protected.
If the holders of the tokens are ready to disclose their personal data, the European investment company can provide guaranteeing and confirming documents. After the construction of the plant and the start of the sale of products, the loan will be repaid to a European investment company under an investment loan agreement with it.
The enterprise (factory) will be audited annually, all reports will be published on the project site. In order to comply with the principles of openness and transparency during all stages of the project, investors will be provided with an online broadcast on the Internet of the launch of the industrial plant using cameras. They will be specially placed on the territory of the industrial site, in the future - at the plant.
If there is any disagreement with investors or a desire to withdraw from the project, it can be done at any time with a guaranteed return of the invested funds in full. The technology of the blockchain is secure and transparent to users, which means potential investors. Each user sees what is being bought and sold. Revenues are transferred to a separate purse, while all transactions are monitored in real time.
Why are you not a token Issuer as a factory, but a European investment company? Many, for example, generally operate through offshore.
In fact, there are several reasons for this. Firstly, in the course of developing our technologies and launching experimental production facilities, we have developed good business relations with Europeans, especially since we worked on the CFC technology not only in Russia but also in Bulgaria. Secondly, European guarantees, punctuality and accuracy in the calculations, are indicative and provide additional guarantees to potential investors. To provide maximum protection of investments and investors' interests, we specifically refused to use the services of offshore funds, which would make the investment project, put it lightly, opaque. Thirdly, on the territory of Russia, issues related to the conduct of the ICO have not been settled and the sale of the crypto currency by legal entities is prohibited. Therefore, since investments are mostly to be received in crypto-currencies (such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Waves (WAVES) and others), the process of purchase and sale of crypto currency will occur within a secure jurisdiction that protects the project and potential investors. The money is transferred to the European account of the investment company (token Issuer), and then under the investment loan agreement transfer to the account of our company in Russia. All settlements with investors in the framework of the buyback of tokens, as well as payment of investment income, will be made by a European investment company. The investment company is registered in Bulgaria, and for the purposes of additional guarantees, it will hold 49% of the shares of the enterprise, the remaining shares will be distributed among other owners.
Why did you choose such a strange way to attract investment? Why not apply to banks or to private investors?
The choice of a model of financing in the form of a crowd-investment is due primarily to the fact that this model not only has economic feasibility, in comparison with lending and profile investment, and allows not only additional guarantees and transparency of the investment process, but also provides an opportunity to retain control over the ownership of technology and production, and this is the most important thing for us from the point of further improvement and development. The banks want to get collateral or additional guarantees. The technology that we use is innovative and may interest unseemly persons (and competitors of producers of non-environmental and obsolete building materials) in attempts to influence production, to get through bank structures the ability to manipulate the enterprise and technology. That is why a new innovative form of financing was chosen, which allows to preserve the independence and manageability of business and develop technology and project. The project harmoniously combines industrial financial and digital innovations, which makes it truly unique, like our innovative material and technology.
Why don't you find a major investor, but try to collect 10 million euros through the Internet? For a large investor, these costs are commensurable with the purchase of a car or an apartment, and there is such a promising unique project.
We worked on this issue, not to mention the fact that for 7 years, we diverted money from our core business to conduct our own funding for research and design work. There really are big investors, but most of them remain deaf to innovation. We heard often in response to our proposal: "Who needs your innovations, you better build for me, I'll pay!", "I've already earned more than I can spend in ten lives, do not bother me with your high incomes, profitability, I do not need it!", "For whom are you going to launch this production? For this poverty? Let them live in their huts ... you're wasting your efforts!", "I do not understand and do not want to understand your innovations, you just explain to me at the level of buy-sell!", "Give me the business, give me the technology – just tell me how much!", "These people are used to living in s***, they do not need anything, we will continue to cut budgets ... .." etc. We do not like such approaches, because we did not spend so much time and energy for this! We are interested in progress and real changes in life, not declared!
The presented project for a profile investor is a venture. In Russia, the investor wants to get a controlling stake in the company from 51% to 80%. Thus, we are actually selling technology, since the investor has the right to dispose of and control the production process. Therefore, it was decided to use the crowd-investment with the use of the blockchain, without losing ownership, but only sharing part of the income with investors. The amount of money raised in the amount of 10 million euros is not so large, but sufficient to launch full-scale production. If more than the planned volume of money is collected, the increase in production capacities of the enterprise will be made as, today, the volume of demand for our production is ten times more than design indicators.
What volume of production is planned to be produced?
Two technological lines will be launched, the total volume of production will be about 150 thousand tons per year of 3C of gas-fiber-concrete and other products from it, which in comparison with similar capacities of the traditional cement plant will correspond to 300 thousand tons of ordinary cement, which gives full-scale production. Of course, this is not a very large volume of our innovative building material, and, in accordance with our plans and strategy of sectoral development, the revenues will be directed to, at least, doubling the production capacity. To date, our annual output is one tenth or even one-hundredth of what only Russian industry can consume, while we still have European, Asian and other consumers. The material that we will produce has sparked interest among the industrialists of Norway, Finland, Bulgaria, Poland, Japan, China, the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Germany and others. The demand for our products exceeds the possibility of production. The sales problems do not exist, the market has for several years been waiting for the appearance of our building material, available for mass consumption. We will work on market principles.
Why was the blockchain chosen and what are the prospects for network development?
The blockchain technology is safe, transparent for users and potential investors. Each user sees what is being bought and sold. The revenues are put on a separate wallet. All transactions are monitored in real time. Moreover, the blockchain allows to combine innovations in industrial production with innovations in financial and digital technologies. You can realize additional guarantees to potential investors, but of course this is not all.
As part of the development of our project, there is an additional integration of tokens into the applications that manage the company and investments (as an option, the development of a mobile application for the interactive management of investments in the turnover of innovative production with the ability to simulate estimates of the parameters and scenarios for the sale of assets). We set ourselves the task of developing integrated financial technologies within the framework of the formation of an innovative production enterprise of a new generation with a highly adaptive interactive production and investment management model.
They write to us: "Having become acquainted with the project team and founders, we saw that they are all heads of other companies and business areas, will they be able to pay proper attention to the project?"
Our team has been working on the project not for a year, two or even three, it has been more than 7 years, and we are still working together to achieve the goals and objectives of the development (progress) of the project. If you pay attention only to the road map, you can see the colossal results that have already been obtained. And we were not helped, but even hampered in the course of the project. In spite of everything the project is implemented at 80%! In fact, to date, we are talking only about the launch of full-size production in conditions of maturity and further research of the applicability of the innovative material. For us it is a matter of principle to achieve mass application of technology, and you can call it as you please: hobbies, work, life principles, concern for the future and progress.
Each of the participants in the project has their own business, and each has achieved great success in their direction, but this is not an excuse to stop there. It is our vast and varied versatile experience, will and commitment, joint efforts that allow us to be confident in the success of the project implementation. This is only one of the stages of our long journey, on which we do not intend to stop.
The project will live and develop. We are engaged in further research in the field of not only the applicability of our innovative building materials and the receipt of more advanced materials and technologies, but also solutions to issues related to energy and heat savings, infrastructure development and reconstruction and restoration works, and environmental projects. In 2017 our team decided to combine our innovative industrial developments with new financial technologies in the field of investment, share our responsibility for the future and involve the community in participating in a revolutionary project that changes the lives of ordinary people.
Tell us how will the invested funds be returned?
The mechanism is fairly transparent. After the end of the ICO, the cash assets will be accumulated on the account of the European investment company that is the issuer of the tokens. Between this company and our factory, an investment loan interest agreement will be signed, according to which money will be transferred to plant for implementation of start of production. After the start of production and sales of products, our factory will return the loan to the European investment company in accordance with the terms of this agreement.
Further, the European investment company initiates the process of redemption of tokens using the received profit from the sale of the products produced by the factory, which is equivalent to the money received from the results of the factory's operation. Tokens will be redeemed at a price in which the project investment income will be assessed. The buyback will be carried out for 12 months or more at the request of investors.
Projected model of investment return
You have a very complicated investment agreement, why not simplify it?
The organization of investment attraction through the ICO (initial coin offering) is currently in a certain "gray" legal area, as there is no regulation for attracting investments through ICO in many countries. In Russia, for example, just engaged in this process, and the first results should be expected only in July 2018. The organizers of ICO who want to be in the legal field and act on legal grounds, are forced to tie the sale of digital tokens to the product, for example, the sale of digital products or to software. In our case, there is a specific binding to the product (3C "gas-fiber-concrete" produced as a dry mixture and products from it). Regulation of attracting investments can change at any time, so the organizers reserve the right to change the agreement to avoid legal problems, blocking accounts, and still be able to fulfill their obligations to investors. Look at the examples of investment conditions in other ICO projects, such as iconomi, chronobank and you will see that we have taken the most typical and convenient legal model, providing maximum guarantees to potential investors. Our financial model is absolutely transparent and guaranteed by the European level.
Under the terms of the agreement, you can change its provisions at any time. Should the investor constantly monitor these changes?
In accordance with paragraph 12 of our agreement, we will notify you of all changes by email.
12.1 We may provide any notice to you under this Agreement by: (i) posting a notice on the website; or (ii) sending an email to the email address then associated with your account. Notices we provide by posting on the website will be effective upon posting and notices we provide by email will be effective when we send the email. It is your responsibility to keep your email address current. You will be deemed to have received any email sent to the email address then associated with your account when we send the email, whether or not you actually receive or read the email.
If for some reason you are not satisfied with our investment rules or changes, we are open to dialogue, we can always discuss or conclude an agreement that suits you, in accordance with clause 15.11 of our agreement:
We try to work in the public interest, because the success of the implemented project depends on our joint efforts. Nevertheless, you should understand that our main task is to ensure the sustainability of the work, guaranteeing the preservation of investors' funds and their return while staying within the legal framework, acting on absolutely legal grounds.
Why was the Arbitration Court of the Murmansk region chosen to resolve disputes?
All assets and main executors of this project will be located in the territory of the Russian Federation, namely the Murmansk region, and in case of conflict situations, it is much easier and quicker to resolve the problems that have arisen on the site of the plant, assets and project managers (key responsible people).
You write that there are no world analogs to your material, but say that you have launched pilot plants in the Kaliningrad region and Poland. Do you not think that they are competition, particularly European?
The plants in Kaliningrad and Poland are experimental manufacturing enterprises, in addition to the production of products, measures are being taken to improve the technology and introduce corresponding changes in the processes and equipment. In accordance with the quality of the raw materials base - the territory of the location of production - the product obtained is unique, including its physical and mechanical properties. So, for example, in the territory of the Murmansk region, absolutely waterproof 3С "gas-fiber-concrete" and other specialized modifications based on our technology can be obtained. For this material we will register a separate brand, there are no analogues. Moreover, unlike experimental productions, we are entering industrial volumes, that is, we are talking about full-scale production and its expansion. All three stages, of which the first (the production of nanomodifier) being the key, are realized on the territory of Russia. All rights and trademarks are protected. Therefore, the plant being commissioned will have the exclusive right to manufacture and sell this innovative material.
How can you confirm that the material has declared characteristics?
The developers of the technology are: M.Y. Bikbau, E.N. Yastremsky, I.A. Emelyanov. This technology and innovative material are obtained as a result of a huge number of experiments and has no analogues in the world. At the moment, all the necessary conclusions and results of examinations have been received, one of the most significant and authoritative is the received report on the testing of our material on the basis of the Gdańsk Polytechnic University (GPU) of the Faculty of Land Engineering and Environment of the Department of Construction and Materials Technology, where as the experts were the head of the Department of construction and technology of materials, prof. Dr. of engineering sciences, ordinary professor of the GPU Y. Teichman, as well as chief specialist of the Mgr. eng. Eugenium Gzhes, who confirmed the stated characteristics and properties of our innovative product.
With copies of all these documents, as well as many other documents (certificates, patents, conclusions, reports, research results), a potential investor can get acquainted in full on the website in the Investor's Personal account in full-text format. All these documents including patents, it is pointless to list, let's say only that the process of their registration continues. So, for example, the certification on the European requirements now passes in territory of Poland.
Our products were also appreciated by Germans, Bulgarians, Finns and Norwegians, Japanese, Chinese, representatives of the industry of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. At the presentations, including at international exhibitions and conferences, a demonstration of this technology and innovative material was held, which aroused enormous interest. All of them, without exception, were surprised by the high quality, environmental friendliness and waterproofness of our product, as well as by the fact that only our material and water are needed for the construction, and when representatives of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia learned that in the performance of construction work it is possible to use sea water (with a shortage of fresh water) and industrial waste, they were very pleased and were ready to immediately purchase this material. We began to negotiate the launch of these factories in their countries. For example, Turkey wanted to open 15 such factories immediately. But not only foreign, but also domestic builders and large industrial companies are interested in purchasing our products. Moreover, the domestic segment of the market, in terms of consumption, is almost inferior to foreign one.
Which the companies are interested in buying your innovative material and at what price?
We have identified the provisional cost of this material in 11 thousand rubles. The preliminary declared volume of consumption of our products exceeds twice the annual.
Only from domestic enterprises, expressed a desire to purchase the product:
1. Kolskaya Mining and Metallurgical Company
3. Public Joint Stock Company (PAO)"Apatit"
4. Murmansk Commercial Sea Port
5. Housing and utilities management companies
6. Severstroy etc.
This is not a complete list of buyers.
For such a serious project, why are you raising funds on the Internet, like for a start-up, what is the economic sense? Shouldn't other sources of financing be considered?
If we consider bank lending, the bank, issuing a loan, requires collateral, which is at 200% of the loan amount. That is, if we want to take a loan of 10 million euros, we would need a collateral of not less than 20-25 million euros, with a minimum duration of lending and maximum interest rates. In this case we need guarantors, state guarantees, etc. That negates all efforts and significantly increases the cost of the project, making it burdened and not free to develop. When referring to a profile investor, he wants to get a controlling stake in the company from 51% to 80%. Thus it turns out that we are actually selling technology, since the investor has the right to dispose of it and control the production process. The investor offers us 20% of profit, and 80% leaves to himself, and only in rare cases directs to the development of production and technology.
Therefore, having weighed all the pros and cons, we decided to use the crowd-investments with the use of the blockchain, without losing ownership, sharing part of the income with investors. In fact, we offer a profit of 80% as a return on investment. Moreover, unnecessary owners in the company structure are excluded.
In the end, it turns out that the use of crowd-investment for us has not only economic sense, but also allows us to retain control over production, technology and business, to ensure its sustainable development and to develop and promote technology, which is a priority and very important for our team!
If you are so serious about the construction application of this innovative material, could you give examples of a comparative analysis of the economy of construction and repair work using 3C "gas-fiber-concrete"?
We present the results of a comparative analysis in a complex to demonstrate significant savings through the use of our innovative material in construction compared to others present in the market.
2. Flat roofing
Additional competitive advantage - the roof is operated.
3. Calculating the cost of pavement, 1 m²
The larger the layer of heavy soil, the greater the efficiency of 3C "gas-fiber-concrete"
4. Building Elements
Is it possible to use poor quality cement in the production process?
Yes, our technology allows us to use poor quality raw materials as components of the production of our high-quality product. We already have experience in reactivation of cement with an age of more than a year.
What are the extreme temperature conditions of work with the product in construction? How does the hardness of the resulting concrete increase?
The work on a monolithic technology with the preparation of concrete from a dry mixture at the facility can be carried out at a temperature above zero. For regions with a long cold period, the panel-monolithic construction technology developed by us is preferable, since the bulk of construction and installation work is actually carried out in the factory. Thus, in the non-construction season, work is underway to build up a stock of building structures. Then, as the temperature of the air rises, construction of buildings and structures is completed in a short time, with the joint grouting of finished structures according to the corresponding technology.
The maximum strength grade of cellular concrete B12.5, corresponds to the concrete of strength grade 1200. The strength grade depends only on the water-solid ratio (the proportions of the dry mixture and water). From a dry mix 3C it is possible to receive any brand of concrete, with the corresponding water-solid ratio. From concrete 3C brand 1200, for example, it is possible to produce floor slabs.
Can you give an example of a comparative analysis of the economics of construction and repair work when erecting a house box from wall panels 3C of gas-fiber-concrete?
From the tables below, it can be seen that the erection of a house box from wall panels 3C of "gas-fiber-concrete" is 3 times cheaper than building a box of cinder blocks and 4.5 times cheaper than building it from bricks. At the same time, a box of 3C gas-fiber-concrete is superior to analogues made of other building materials in all respects. Plus the reduction in construction time.
Calculating the cost of a two-storey house with a total area of 220 m²