A Croatian company active as a R&D company, providing engineering and marketing solutions in the maritime and offshore industries is searching for international sales agents. The company offers expertise in composite patching and overlay technology for repair and reinforcement of damaged structures and pipes. The SME is searching for partners to represent the company in various markets through commercial agency agreement or distribution services agreement.
A Croatian company active as a R&D company, providing engineering and marketing solutions in the maritime and offshore industries is searching for international sales agents. The company offers expertise in composite patching and overlay technology for repair and reinforcement of damaged structures and pipes using composite materials (carbon and glass fibers mixed with epoxy resin/adhesive). The SME offers the repair of pipe and structures damaged by cracks or corrosion. The composite repair method features application of carbon and glass fibres mixed with epoxy resin/adhesive onto damaged surface. By curing, the resin hardens and permanently bonds to the surface, impregnating also the fibres that reinstate the strength of the damaged part. Finally, this effectively creates a solid new layer of material that provides full water tightness. Benefits of the composite repairs and reinforcement: - Cost effective alternative to traditional cut and insert procedures. - Safe - No hot works involved. There is no need to degasify tanks, or remove linings, ceilings, etc. or other flammable material. - Fast - Can be applied during operations as there is no need to cut and crop damaged material. Particularly fit for emergency repair. - Flexible - Can be applied to any place reachable by human hand and it does not demand heavy equipment for application. - Durable - Epoxy is resistant to osmosis so the expected lifetime can be measured in decades. - Reliable – It exhibits good fatigue resistance. - Robust - Does not cause stress concentrations – it actually reduces them. - Light - Low added weight. - Versatile - High-pressure, hydrocarbons, liquids and similar do not present obstacles. The repairs are performed by trained personnel. Optimal and robust performance of the repair/reinforcement is secured and the application is documented and approved by a controlling body, e.g. for ships by classification societies. The company wishes to expand its market reach and thus looking for sales agents through commercial agency agreement or distribution services agreement.
Innovations and advantages
Besides the repair of pipe and structures damaged by cracks or corrosion, the company also offers design and engineering support and training services. The company has been certified by an IACS’ (International Association of Classification Societies) member for repairs of marine piping using composite technology procedure, which is based on the application of fiber reinforced plastics. The company won a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 grant for further development and market study of composite repair and reinforcement solutions.
Market application codes
08001004 Fibre-reinforced (plastic) composites
08001007 Coatings and adhesives manufactures
08001015 Other speciality materials
Type of partner sought
The company is searching for foreign partners from the maritime industry, interested to: - represent the SME in other markets - provide sales support and conduct sales services for the SME - offer repair services in cooperation with the SME