Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Green-linker (Innovative eco-friendly crosslinker for leather and textile finishing)
Reporting period: 2017-05-01 to 2017-08-31
Green-Linker is the novel solution proposed by Italkem capable of substituting current chemicals at a competitive price while maintaining performance and being environmentally friendly.
Overall objectives of the Green-Linker project are: finalize Green-Linker formulation for leather and textile including testing and validation by end users, prepare industrial-scale production, carry out the legal registration and implement a commercialization strategy into national (Italy) and International markets.
Legal: An analysis of the registration process and legal issues necessary to market Green-Linker has been made, checking all necessary steps for Green-Linker registration process in ECHA.
The FtO analysis confirmed there is no impediment related to intellectual property that prevents the commercialization of Green-Linker at an international level.
Commercial: A market analysis of the leather and textiles sectors has been completed, including international markets status and competition. The commercial strategy of Green-Linker has been designed in a staggered way including risk assessment and planning actions for the next two years of activity.
Financial: The costs structure has been revised and financial projections revealed the economic viability of the project for Italkem with Green-Linker commercialization starting in 2020.