Turkey produces 1st boron fire extinguisher powder

Turkey has started manufacturing the world's 1st boron extinguisher powder.

A manufacturer based in the city İzmir, holds the patent for the merchandise. The corporate’s spoke person said that the fire extinguisher is the 1st locally produced, non-carcinogenic, solid cooling technology product. Hence, Turkey’s dependence on imports of $3-billion extinguisher powder market.

Boron, is a very special element widely used in various industries, including extinguishing every kind of fires, as well as terribly high temperatures and metal fires.

The company based mostly at the İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE) also explained that in addition to termination fire in a very short time, the element extinguisher powder also involves the feature of instant cooling feature. The human and environment-friendly powder has been made from the strictly natural mineral.

Company CEO Hale Demircan mentioned they made 2 varieties of element extinguisher powder - category ABC and D. the powder, that has been made for the primary time within the world, can also be utilized in metal fires. 

Demircan same Turkey imports extinguisher powder, notably for high-temperature fires.

"This powder is incredibly overpriced and affects health. But now we are providing our native, national and non-carcinogenic boron extinguisher powder to the marketplace for eight months currently. It is mineral and cooler. Most significantly, it's not dangerous for human health. With its fast termination and instant cooling, we are able to really say “we've got cooled and place out the hearth” rather than we've got controlled the hearth," she said.

Stressing that the powder in question is vital in terms of the Turkish economy, she seen that 95% of the fire extinguisher powder utilized in Turkey is imported. She stated that the merchandise may save nearly $3 billion, from import market.

"This is as a result of we've got doubled the performance of the powder and created it at a more cost-effective price. The very fact that it's created of boron brings a big asset to the powder. The powder can contribute to the economy and will be exported to developed countries since it's not malignant. We tend to anticipate that the world can use it within the future. Owing to our patent analysis, we've got seen that Germany, Japan and also the U.S. have failed in their efforts to supply extinguisher powder from boron."

The powder is taken into account to be "the 1st and solely within the world and also the 1st product within the solid cooling technology". Demircan hoped the powder can pave the method for different technologies, and declared "Turkish engineers may use it in numerous technologies. As a team, we tend to support them.” According to Demircan, research and development (R&D) studies on the field took them nearly eight years. She said that they received government help solely throughout these studies, and for the rest that they used their own resources within the production stage.

She said that the corporate is presently manufacturing 3 tons of powder a day, underlining that if the capability is accrued they're going to be creating a bigger contribution to the economy and meet Turkey's demand. She also added that with a capability increase, its international demand can go up yet.

Turkey has endorsed heavily in research and development activities associated with boron that is rich within the country. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez recently introduced Turkey's 1st ever boron-based detergent bfrand, containing no petroleum derivatives or fragrance.


Last Updated: 2/22/2019 11:04:37 AM