Ecologically benign technology for joining polymeric products
- Advanced manufacturing
Due to the Project, a product with more than 40 years of warranty has been developed. Furthermore, the production technology is ecologically benign, since there are no chemicals used during the production or further surface treatment of Smart Nails. For this reason, Smart Nails are reasonably priced.
The company is very satisfied with the Project’s results because marking the trees in the early stage ensures optimal monitoring of the trees' growth and other parameters. The quality of the products is pretty much perfect: all the tests performed so far indicate that it is not possible to degrade the joint between the two components of the Smart Nail. Therefore, the chip, antenna and other Smart Nail components are well-protected from the environment.
Key success factors
The key success factor was the opportunity to interact and cooperate with technological centres with a great amount of experience.
A company like Simtrona cannot invest in services provided by world-class scientists due to the unstable market situation and poor assurance that the investment would actually lead to something profitable for the company.
According to ageing tests performed by the KET Technological centre, the innovative technology for the production of Smart Nails allows for a warranty four times longer than before. Since they are always exposed to a harsh environment, this is a key achievement in the field of wood and timber.
The project has helped us to produce a superior quality prototype and to understand the basics of plasma technologies, as well as different possible applications of this technology.