A Turkish company, which conducts research and development activities in the field of insect pest management has developed Turkish diatomaceous earth formulation as natural insecticide and acaricide for external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, etc.) on pet and livestock animals. Newly developed diatomaceous earth formation can be used as a dust or sprayed as a wettable powder. The company is looking for distribution services agreements to expand their brand to European and non-European countries.
A Turkish R&D company, established in 2018 in Technopark of Tekirdag Namık Kemal University, is a company involved in the research and development activities to promote plant protection and biocidal products, post-harvest food processing and storage technologies. The company has developed a novel and natural diatomaceous earth formulation in micronized form. It is composed by the mixtures of three freshwater diatomaceous earths with different diatom structures (pore and shape) and contains natural amorphous silica (SiO2). This formulation which has a high repellent and toxic effects on external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) in pet and livestock animals and can be used as a dust or sprayed as a wettable powder for the control of external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) in pet and livestock animals. It provides long-term protection of pet and livestock animals against external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.). Newly developed diatomaceous earth formulation is non- toxic to mammals (rat oral LD50>5000 mg/kg of body weight), leave no toxic residues on the products. It is also used as food or feed additives since it is classified in the category of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) according to the US EPA. It has no chemical mechanism of action on insects and kills the insects and mites physically. Micronize diatomaceous earth dust adheres to the insect and mite body and damages the protective waxy layer of the insect cuticle by sorption, and to a lesser degree by abrasion. The result is loss of water from insect and mite body resulting in death. It is also proven to repel the insects and mites. Newly developed diatomaceous earth formulation consists of 82.2% amorphous silicon dioxide (SiO2) and its median particle diameter (d (0.5)) is 14.088 µm. Its average loose and tapped bulk density is 223.9 and 294.2 g/L, respectively. When analyzing scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of Turkish Diatomaceous Earth formulation, it consists of a large number of cylindrical- and ellipse-shape diatom skeletons. The company wants to expand internationally and to enter new markets with the help of foreign partners. The company believes that the product will address the European market better and rely on its success. The company is looking for representatives/distributors, commercial agents, dealers active under distribution services agreements or commercial agency agreements, to expand its products to European countries as a first step. The envisaged partners should have an own sales force and should be well established in biocidal and veterinary sector in its country.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought:
The company seeks distributors, dealers and commercial agents mainly in biocidal and veterinary sector under distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreement in order to increase its market share abroad. The main capability the company wants from the partner is to distribute the product in European countries or, if appropriate, to market and advertise the product. Points to be distributed should also be specialized shops in the field of biocidal and veterinary products.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
The company is looking for a partner to find the market and sale for following diatomaceous earth-based products which have been newly developed for external parasites (mites, ticks, lice, fleas etc.) on pet and livestock animals; 1) 15 gr plastic bottle (each parcel contains 24-piece 15 gr plastic bottles) 2) 100 gr plastic bottle (each parcel contains 12-piece 100 gr plastic bottles) 3) 100 gr aluminum sealable (each parcel contains 20-piece 100 gr aluminum sealable packages) The main capability the company wants from the partner is to distribute the product in the relevant country or, if appropriate, to market and advertise the product. Points to be distributed should also be specialized shops in the field of in biocidal and veterinary products. The envisaged partners should have an own sales force and should be well established in biocidal and veterinary sector in its country. The partner is also encouraged to run an online shop. Although there is no storage condition, it is recommended to be stored in a cool, sun-free, dry place.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
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