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The Polish Product of the Future Competition



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The Polish Product of the Future Competition was conceived in order to promote those Polish technologies and products that are most competitive and show the greatest export potential. The competition is mainly addressed to the domestic research and development and manufacturing circles. The competition is organised under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.It is held in two categories: Product of the Future and Technology of the Future.


Category "TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE" The winner of the PPF Competition in the category "technology of the future":

Distinctions in the PPF Competition in the category "technology of the future":

Category "PRODUCT OF THE FUTURE" The winner of the PPF Competition in the category "product of the future":

Distinctions in the PPF Competition in the category "product of the future":

  • "Thermographic camera V-20"
    VIGO System S.A. - Warszawa

  • "Modified bituminous mixture GUFI for construction of anticracking and sound installation layers in pavements"
    Road and Bridge Research Institute - Warszawa

MARWIL®- REFBET® - The technology of applying protective coatings on the concrete and reinforced concrete surfaces

MARWIL®- REFBET® technology created to apply protective layers on concrete and reinforced concrete surfaces, uses SULCEM®, a sulphur polymer. The SULCEM® sulphur polymer production technology was developed by MARBET®-WIL company (with the first industrial installation in Europe). The technology is based on modification of waste sulphur generated in sulphur removal from natural gas and oil in Claus' installation.

To accomplish MARWIL®- REFBET® technology, a world-unique SULSPRAY® device was designed which enables to spray SULCEM® sulphur polymer on concrete surfaces.

SULCEM® sulphur polymer and SULSPRAY® device facilitated development of MARWIL®- REFBET® technology which protects road curbs and other concrete road elements against destructive impact of salts and frost.

Addition of reflective particles and luminescent material to of MARWIL®- REFBET® enhances road aesthetics and traffic safety by improving visibility both during day and night.

The system seals and reinforces the structure of concrete by means of surface and deep sealing injection, providing additional properties of the structure, e.g. water-repellent and smooth surface.

SULSPRAY® device is designed for applying sulphur polymer layer on concrete and reinforced concrete structures to impregnate and seal them as well as to protect the surface against corrosion. SULSPRAY® device can also be used as sulphur polymer batcher when reeling the aggregate in mixing devices.

The MARWIL®-REFBET® system assures: high resistance to aggressive media, high coating density, good adhesion to concrete base surfaces, arrested development of bacteria, mould, lichen, fungi, etc. on the coating, hydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces, increased frost resistance, increased abrasion resistance.

SULCEM® is available in a wide range of colours.

Project innovativeness: Innovation of the technology consists in a novel use of sulphur polymer, which is less expensive than the agents used so far, and being a thermoplastic it assures better concrete impregnation.

So far, sulphur polymer has not been applied as a protective coating for concrete and reinforced concrete structure elements or as an agent for surface sealing, impregnation and anti-corrosive protection either.

Until now, it has not been used for spraying together with REFBET® reflective components for highway industry either, as there have been no spraying devices available.

P.P.U.H  MARBET-WIL Sp. z o.o. MSc.Eng. Włodzimierz Mysłowski
P.P.U.H MARBET-WIL Sp. z o.o.
Ul. Chochołowska 28, 43-346 Bielsko-Biała
tel. +48-32-8127100, fax +48-32-8127103
www.marbetwil.com.pl; anna.cz@marbetwil.com.pl


The project is an example of innovatory, proecological technology and high quality product, with use of the Polish technical idea. Industrial Chemistry Research Institute in Warsaw for many years constantly improves and develops technologies of recycling secondary stocks towards receiving highest quality products with competitive technical and economical ratings. The innovatory solution based on the Polish technical idea enabled receiving the highest technological level in the new, intensively extended way which is the reactive processing. Thercupon chemical reactions taking place during the process between functional PET groups and modifiers functional group, stable chemical bonds create themselves, and the received polymer indicates engineering plastics properties.

Engineering plastics with the trade name Reylan®, produced with base on secondary stocks, inculcated in King-Plast Ltd., belong to such group of products, which will be used for many years in the leading industries, such as mechanical, automotive, electronics and electrotechnics, household, sports.

The ecological effect in aspect of utilization of 1200 tons of plastic waste per year, which makes 240 millions of waste PET bottles, with use of only one technological line, should be emphasized, as well as reduction of foreign trade deficiency by bringing new plastic to the market, as an exchanger for imported engineering plastics and the exports possibility.

Project innovativeness: The project includes the newest achievements in the field of chemical modification of thermoplastic polymers and guaranties receiving from waste products an engineering plastic with unique high level of quality parameters and wide spectrum of technical applications. Innovatory and new solutions of this technology are confirmed by patent protection (PL 183370).

Regina Jeziórska, Jacek Dzierżawski, Teresa Jaczewska, Agnieszka Szadkowska, Piotr Chrzanowski, Grażyna Chrzanowska, Marek Borensztejn, Stanisław Kalinowski, Piotr Krzyżanowski, Zbigniew Wielgosz, Witold Zieliński, Maria Zielonka

Industrial Chemistry Research Institute ul. Rydygiera 8, 01-793 Warszawa tel: +48-22-6339511, fax+48-22-6338295 www.ichp.pl; ichp@ichp.pl

King-Plast Sp. z o. o. King-Plast Sp. z o. o.
ul. Fabryczna 16D
24-320 Poniatowa
tel. +48-81-8205853, fax +48-81-8205944
www.king-plast.com; king-plast@wp.pl


The technology of the pulsation method of swilling oil pipes combines two ovelapping characteristics of the flow of hydraulic oil. The final effect was achieved by combining the pulsation flow with the constant capacity flow having certain technical parameters. This method allows to define the distribution of oil pollution along and across the pipeline, which in turn was vital for defining the technical parameters of the process of swilling and for the construction of a new swilling device. The necessity of working out an effective method of getting rid of the contamination from the hydraulic pipelines was seen by the Polish Industry as early as in the seventies, when first big hydraulic systems were built. On the basis of the results obtained in the laboratory experiments a new swilling device HM/MR-500 has been designed, and then another one HM/MR-50 for swilling pipelines having 8mm-168 mm in diameter. Both devices are designed to monitor the current purity of oil. Owing to this method the time of swilling the pipelines has been reduced to a minimum and it has been proved that the use of the method guarantees obtaining an actual purity of the hydraulic pipeline.

The aim of the experiments, later confirmed in industry conditions was achieved. The failures of pressure hydraulic systems caused by the contamination resulting from the assembly process were eliminated, what is more, the life of all the elements of the hydraulic system was prolonged. Taking into consideration the fact that heavy industry takes great advantage of hydraulic power units and hydraulic control ,the technology of the pulsation method of swilling oil pipes already has considerable economic benefits on a country scale. The swilling devices HM/MR-500, owing to which the new technology of swilling oil pipelines is possible, are designed to be used by the firms which fit and service pressure hydraulic systems.

Project innovativeness: The combination of two methods of swilling, that is constant capacity method and pulsation method is the essence of the new technology which guarantees getting rid of the contamination resulting from the assembly process. The effectiveness of the new method was tested both in laboratory conditions and in industry. Owing to the new method the time of swilling was considerably reduced even to several hours. Thus, eliminating down-time of assembly lines, usually caused by contamination resulting from the assembly process.

Hydromega Sp. z o.o. Dr.Eng. Zbigniew Zienowicz
Prof.DSc.Eng. Andrzej Osiecki

Hydromega Sp. z o.o.
ul. Wrocławska 93, 81-553 Gdynia
tel. + 48-58-6647271, fax +48-58-6647291
www.hydromega.com; hydromega@hydromega.com.pl

Installation for plastic waste processing

Dumping grounds of the 21st century consist of waste plastics mixed with other wastes. The developed installation for transforming such material into liquid fuels is small and efficient. It can manufacture mainly benzines and oils or mainly paraffins and heavy hydrocarbons.

The installation consists of three elements: a loading device, depolymerizator, and vapour condenser.

The purpose of the loading device is to constantly or periodically force plastics into the apparatus.

The depolymerizator - the main apparatus is a diaphragm-heated reservoir with the use of a small portion of its own gaseous or liquid fuel. Not segregated plastics are transformed here with simultaneous generation of depolaryzat vapour. The nature of the developed solution allows to effectively and quickly transmit the energy of burning fuel without any losses, and the method of its combustion and the duration of combustion allow obtaining unusually pure combustion gases. In addition, the rest of the energy of the combustion gases is used for drying out, heating and deoxidizing the charge.

The vapour condenser allows for zone out dropping of the depolymerizat, which enables good isolation of products in the form of a broad fraction of oillike hydrocarbons or enables its division into relevant fractions. Incondensable high energy gases can be used for the generation of any type of energy to serve the needs of the installation (heat energy, rotational, energy, electric energy) which makes it possible to put the installation in any place without the need to connect it to electricity and water.

The use of the installation enables a rapid decrease in the volume of wastes at dumping grounds.

Project innovativeness: The innovativity of the project consists in highly efficient and fast transmission and distribution of the energy of burning fuel thanks to which the heating elements are not influenced by coke. It enables the construction and exploitation of an installation of very high efficiency, working constantly - without the need to stop it for cleaning. Impurities inserted together with plastics are removed without stopping the apparatus.

Stanisław Lewandowski
Izabella Bogacka
Cooperation: Piotr Banaszuk -
Białystok Institute of Technology

Piotr Banaszuk, Izabella Bogacka,
Stanisław Lewandowski
Ul. Zalew 5, 02-939 Warszawa
tel./fax +48-22-8421545
mobile +48-602608794 or +48-601220317


Anti-terroristic neutralizing and assisting robot SMR-100 Expert has been designed within the framework of Polish National Science Foundation program. During the project engineers were consulted by specialists from police, government personal protection agency, security department of Warsaw airport Okęcie and national border guards. Primary application of the robot is an identification and neutralization of hazardous improvised explosive devices (IED) inside tight indoor environments and inside of means of transport such as: aircrafts, busses and railroad cars. With the use of the robot it is possible to conduct: remote inspection of threatened area, recognition of IED, displacement or destruction of IED, negotiation with terrorists.

The robot can be send to area threatened by explosion of a bomb (or endangered by other threat e.g. chemical pollution) in place of a human.

SMR-100 Expert consists of: crawler mounted mobile platform, mounted on it manipulator with gripping device, and an operator’s station. Collapsible operator’s station is designed in a form of suitcase resistant to mechanical damage. Mobile base moves on caterpillar treads. Additional front mini-tread angle position can be remotely modified. The robot is stabilized by two movable lateral stabilizers. Six degrees of freedom manipulator is fitted with gripping device. It can be easily equipped with variety of accessories. The robot is remotely controlled by radio or cable. It is equipped with a set of color cameras with lighting devices.

Today’s contacts and production experiences of PIAP (production and export of robot SR-12 INSPECTOR) show that Polish specialized robots of a new generation have real success chances on international market, where they can compete with other constructions.

Project innovativeness: Miniaturization of electronic devices designed in SMT technology, distributed multiprocessor controller architecture, unconventional stabilization of mobile base (wide manipulation coverage was obtained thanks to that), 3D modeling mechanical designing method (it has enabled simulation of operations of robots operation before it has been made).

According to current knowledge of the robot designers, SMR-100 Expert is the only robot in the world able to perform comprehensive missions inside aircrafts. Fulfillment of this assumption, being one of the main project assumptions, was unmeasurably difficult. Product is under patent protection.

Designers under management of Ph.D.Eng. Piotr Szynkarczyk: M.Sc.Eng. Adam Andrzejuk, M.Sc.Eng. Mariusz Kozak, M.Sc.Eng. Tomasz Krakówka, M.Sc.Eng. Sebastian Pawłowski, M.Sc.Eng. Ignacy Bojanek, M.Sc.Eng. Michał Kulawiec, M.Sc.Eng. Sławomir Kapelko, M.Sc.Eng. Stanisław Nycz, M.Sc.Eng. Rafał Czupryniak, Wiesław Zalewski, Przemysław Wieczorek, at participation of Prof.DSc.Eng. Andrzej Masłowski.

PIAP Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements
General Director of PIAP: Ph.D.Eng. Stanisław Kaczanowski
Al. Jerozolimskie 202, 02-486 Warszawa
tel. + 48-22-8740440, fax +48-22-8740220
www.piap.waw.pl; fm@piap.waw.pl


V-20 thermographic camera serves for contact-less, remote temperature measurement and visualization of its distribution. The camera records infrared radiation that is emitted by all bodies of a temperature above 0K. The device operates within 3-5µm and a high sensitivity detector (NEDT @20°C:0,05°C) that is produced by our company was used in it. The camera is controlled by means of two microprocessors and 16 bit analog-to-digital conversion was used in it. The measuring data collected in the camera memory is sent typically through USB 2.0 port to a computer. Depending on specificity of the made measurements, user can connect to the camera, one of three types of computers. If the camera is used for laboratory measurements on measuring stands, a traditional PC or laptop is used. In other cases where measurements are made in the field and when a camera is carried from one measuring point to another, it is recommended to use a PALMTOP. It fulfils a role of a display the functionality of which is similar to large viewfinders of VIDEO cameras. In the camera, two measuring ranges in the range of: 10...1500°C were defined. To the temperature scale, colours from the colours palette selected by user are assigned. As a result of a measurement we obtain a data set that is presented in a form of a colour map: a thermogram. The thermogram consists of 57600 measuring points (240 points in 240 lines). User can, after indicating a selected point, read out its coordinates and temperature value. A built in laser indicator makes framing easier, it indicates precisely the point that lies in the camera optical axis (the point of x=120, y=120 coordinates) and extreme points of the field of view. The camera is used by maintenance service for preventive inspections of power energy equipment condition and diagnostics of machines in industrial plants. Another application of the V-20 camera is searching for sources of heat escape from buildings. Thanks to high sensitivity of the camera, it can be also used in medical and veterinary diagnosis and in various types of scientific researches of slow-change thermal processes.

Project innovativeness: The V-20 thermographic camera is a first Polish design in this field that is offered in the market. The hearth of the camera is a relatively cheap, ultra-fast, not cooled, high sensitivity detector that was also designed in VIGO System S.A. on the basis of infrared detectors manufacturing technology that was originally developed by our team and that allow to obtain high parameters without the necessity of application of uneconomical liquid nitrogen cooling systems (that were used years ago in these type of cameras). In the camera, a relatively cheap single element detector was used with a mechanical scanning system. An advantage of this design is that the temperature of each elementary field of vision area of the camera is measured by means of the same detector what increases the measurement accuracy. In case of matrix cameras that allow obtaining real time images, between the matrix pixels exist sensitivity differences that enter a measuring error. At the present moment, V-20 Camera is a cheapest device for contactless temperature distribution measurement that is offered in the market.

VIGO System S.A. Prof. DSc. Józef Piotrowski, M.Sc.Eng. Mirosław Brudnowski,
M.Sc.Eng. Maciej Rzeczkowski, M.Sc.Eng. Robert Słomka
VIGO System S.A. ul. Świetlików 3, Warszawa 01-398
tel. + 48 22 666 01 45, fax + 48 22 666 01 59
www.vigo.com.pl; info@vigo.com.pl

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