Technological development of ultra-high pressure water jet grinding factory

Technological development of ultra-high pressure water jet grinding factory

Project ID: HU09-0030-A1-2013

Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter

AquaJet Zrt. /AquaJet Ltd.

Program Operátor/Programme Operator

Szent István Egyetem Szent István University

Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period

2014.05.05. – 2017.04.30.

Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner

 

Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner

 

Összköltség / Total budget (EUR)

763 832 583,14 HUF/ 2 695 245,53 EUR

EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR)

405 857 122 HUF/ 1 432 099,94 EUR

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The 1.45 M EUR grant provided by Norway Grants helped AquaJet Ltd to make a great progress in its history. We are very proud that the goals aimed in our application three years ago, have been successfully met.

We improved the former technology line which doubled the capacity meanwhile we managed to reduce electric energy consumption by 30%. Implementing the modification we reached an additional success. Distribution of rubber particle sizes moved to smaller fractions, and the volume of our higher priced rubber powder product increased. All these achievements made our factory more efficient and sustainable.

New R&D technology line we installed, allows us to test the UHP water jet milling of passenger car tires and oversize tires. We chose an innovative processing unit for this new line in order to experiment for further reducement of operational costs.

In February 2016 technology of AquaJet Ltd was awarded Environmental Achievement of the Year at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover.

As a result of our developments two patent applications have been applied to the European Patent Office. First patent is pending in several countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, USA, and regions of Europe and Eurasia.

In the following years AquaJet Ltd and its joint partner Bonitas Venture Capital Fund have two objectives. Further improvement of water jet milling technology and expansion in the international market.

 

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