Products with Production and Application Technologies
Boron doped active belite cement manufactured by adding colemanite to clinker was developed under collaboration with the Turkish Union of Cement Producers, whereby a patent certificate was acquired for the cement developed followed by the formulation of the TSE standard no 13353. Under the project run in collaboration with the SHW Department of Technical Research and Quality Inspection, the characteristics of the concrete manufactured with boron doped active belite cement were examined, whereby a project report (BOREN Publication no 1) was issued. Boron doped cement was employed in constructing a total of 3,600 m of roads and in channel lining. While the road performance of the product is monitored by the General Directorate of Highways, its cement performance for water channel is monitored by SHW. Our endeavours to involve the product into commercial production or public investments are in progress.
Sodium Boron Hydride
Initiatives were conducted for the commercial production of this product synthesized followed by pilot production under the project "Sodium Boron Hydride Synthesis and Pilot Production" initiated by our Institute in collaboration with TÜBİTAK-MAM Institute of Chemistry in 2004, yet no concrete result could be obtained so far. Also the attempt by the Eti General Directorate for Mining to hold a tender for setting up a production plant came to nothing.
A patent certificate has been acquired for the production technology of the product synthesized under the project supported by our Institute and led by Istanbul Technical University. The same product can also be manufactured as a by-product in boron hydride production.
Within the scope of projects implemented under the collaboration of our Institute and TÜBİTAK-MAM Energy Institute, two fuel cells with sodium boron hydride additive (DSBH-YP) of 100 Watt and 1 kWatt power respectively as well as a 4 kWatt PEM type fuel cell for use in vehicle technology were manufactured. Campaigns for adapting such products to distinct fields will be performed at “BOREN TÜBİTAK-MAM Boron and Hydrogen Technologies Competence Centre” set up within the TÜBİTAK-MAM Energy Institute.
Besides the use of boron in ceramic glazing, an initiative for employing boron in ceramic body under collaboration with the Ceramic Research Centre (SAM) was launched, revealing the function of boron use in dropping the production temperature and boosting the production speed besides the enhancement of ceramic strength. Project results have been revealed to the industry in various platforms.
Flame-Resistant Wooden Sheet
Under the collaboration with the Forestry Industry of Kastamonu, a preliminary research and test production was made on the flame-retardant nature of boron chemicals. The process has revealed that samples undergoing the B1 & B2 inflammability tests satisfy the B2 class fully and the B1 class highly.
Boron Nitride Coatings
A cubic boron nitride coating from a hexagonal boron nitride source has been developed by means of the PVD Magnetron Sputtering method. Besides characterization of coatings with a device manufactured by a local company, also performance assessments in various applications, primarily cutting tools and moulds, have yielded positive results.