RE-ENGINEERING OF NATURAL STONE PRODUCTION CHAIN THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

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					                RE-
                RE-ENGINEERING OF NATURAL STONE PRODUCTION CHAIN THROUGH KNOWLEDGE BASED
                       PROCESSES, ECOINNOVATION AND NEW ORGANISATIONAL PARADIGMS
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                                                                                                                   (I-STONE)
Coordinator name: G. Gandolfi
Coordinator organisation name: PEDRINI SPA
Coordinator email and fax: gandolfi@pedrini.it, +390354259286
                           gandolfi@pedrini.it,
                                                                                                                                   Objectives
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                                                                                      The need for an IP (I-STONE) to address the current problems and
 Partnership                                                                            the future requirements of the European Stone Sector originates
                                                                                       from the ever increasing need of the EU Construction industry for  for
 1 PEDRINI SPA (PEDRI) I                                                              more and higher quality stone products and the fact that despite its
                   Investigació                          Construcció
 2 Asociacion De Investigación De Las Industrias De La Construcción
                                                                                            economic importance, the Stone Sector has not made any
   (AIDICO) E
 3 Association for Research and Industrial Development of Natural
                                                            Natural
                                                                                        significant technological progress the last decades. The primary
   Resources (AITEMIN) E                                                                       I-
                                                                                      aim of I-STONE is the reengineering of the stone production chain,
 4 Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB (AtlasCopco) S
                                (AtlasCopco)                                                                                                   productivity,
                                                                                         in order to considerably increase its efficiency and productivity,
 5 B Grelk Consult (BGC) D                                                            minimise the amount of stone wastes disposed in the environment,
 6 Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) B                                          produce a new generation of multifunctional products based on
                       Tecnoló                              Valorizaç
 7 CEVALOR – Centro Tecnológico para o Aproveitamento e Valorização das
                                                                                        stone wastes and safeguard the quality in stone application and
   Rochas Ornamentais e Industriais (CEVALOR) P
 8 Consorzio CETMA (CETMA) I
                                                                                                                                                     rather
                                                                                        use. The ultimate target of the project is to transform the rather
 9 D’Appolonia SpA (DAPPO) I                                                                 traditional Stone Sector into a modern, competitive and
 10 Diamond Innovations (DIIN) D                                                          knowledge-
                                                                                          knowledge-based industry and ensure a lasting technological
 11 E.R.I.C.A. Soc. Consortile a R.L. (ERICA) I                                                        superiority of EU over its competitors.
 12 Environmetal Chemical and Metallurgical Services LTD (ECHMES) EL
 13 GeoAnalysis S.A. (GEO) EL
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Benefits
                                                                                           These objectives will be achieved with the incorporation of
 14 Extreme materials (Extreme) I                                                                                                                                                                 •     Development of expert systems for design,
                                                                                      nanotechnology and intelligent manufacturing in stone processing
 15 Graniet Import Benelux BV (GIB) NL
                                                                                      and through the creation of new applicable knowledge and radical                                                  construction, stone risk analysis and service life;
 16 IBAG Switzerland AG (IBAG) CH
                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     Prediction in the construction sector to prolong the
 17 Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Department of                        innovations in advanced materials and multifunctional products.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lifetime of the stone products;
    EconomicGeology (IGME.DEG) EL                                                       The main radically new knowledge to be developed includes the                                             •     Development of a maintenance handbook to
 18 Marmol Compac, SA (MarCom) E
             Compac,     (MarCom)                                                        development of a new generation of consolidating agents with                                                   ensure the designed service life of stone products;
                         (MoG
 19 Marmor & Granit AB (MoG AB) S                                                                                                                    will
                                                                                        chemical characteristics similar to that of the stone, which will                                         •     Development of lab scale virtual selection system
                                                           Metallurgy
 20 National Technical University of Athens, Laboratory of Metallurgy
                                                                                       efficiently consolidate the stone products and prevent them from                                                                                         end-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the web to assist stone consumers, end-users
    (NTUA.LM) EL
                                                                                        breaking during their processing; innovative extra thin cutting                                                 and applicants to select piece by piece the stone
                                                     Heterogeneous
 21 National Technical University of Athens, Lab. Of Heterogeneous Mixtures                                                                                                                             products;
     & Combustion Systems (NTUA. HMCS) EL                                             disks, a new generation of Ultra Fine Dispersed Diamonds and new
                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     Assessment of the existing waste management
 22 Levantina y Asociados de Minerales,SA (LEVMIN) E                                                          metal-
                                                                                            heavy metal free metal-diamond bonds resistant to high                                                      schemes applied by the European stone sector and
 23 Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (PPIMC) RO                            temperatures and mechanical stresses that will lead to the                                                   development of appropriate waste management
 24 PROCEMA GEOLOGI Bucharest (PCG) RO                                                                             high-
                                                                                      development of innovative high-speed drilling and cutting tools to                                                tools;
 25 Ripamonti Gianni sas (RIPA) I
                                                                                            maximise productivity and new multifunctional products.                                               •     A database with information on documented
 26 S.C. Conex Color S.R.L (CONEX) RO                                                                                                                                                                   practice and guidelines for natural stone
 27 SP Swedish National Testing and Research Institute (SP) S
                                                                                                                                                                                                        applications.
                                                                (SRI
 28 Space Research Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (SRI-BAS) BG
                          o.o. (SSPol)
 29 StatSoft Polska Sp. z o.o. (SSPol) PL
 30 SVILUPPO ITALIA TOSCANA SCPA (SVI-TOSCANA) I
                                        (SVI-                                                    136 Calea Grivitei, S 1, 010707, Bucharest                                 Ltd-
                                                                                                                                                  PROCEMA GEOLOGI Ltd- Geological
                                                                                           Phone/Fax: +40-21-222 96 69, Phone +40-21-206 68 60,                                                          Valentina Cetean is an engineer geologist and scientific research,
 31 Trion Tensid AB (TTAB) S                                                                     www.procema.ro, www.georock.rdslink.ro,
                                                                                                                                                  Research and Design and Testing
                                                                                                        e-mail: georock@rdslink.ro                Laboratory is an independent department                                                                          materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                      specialized in applicative and economical research of raw materials for
 32 Universidad de Oviedo (UOVE) E                                                                                                                                                                       construction and is working at the PROCEMA for 14 yeas. She has a
 33 University of Applied Sciences FH NON (FHNON) D                                                                                               of PROCEMA and have 5 permanently                        Master degree in Environmental Management, a specialization for
 34 University of Hannover (UHANN.IPE) D                                                                                                          employments and other research partners.                                                                              auditor
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Management and Marketing of SME and consulting specialist and auditor
 35 University of Twente (UT) NL                                                                                                                  The department carries out activities and                                                                   producers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  for Quality Management Systems for the building stones producers. She is
                                                                                                                                                  renders specialized services surveys from                                                                         Stone”
                                                                                                                                                                                                   member of Romanian Committee for Standardization “Natural Stone” and
 36 ZENON (ZENON) EL
                                                                                                                                                                                                       prepares the final sustain of PhD thesis in Geology. She is the project
                                                                                                                                                  more then 200 deposits for raw materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                   leader of several national research projects related like to the methods to
                                                                                                                                                  that can be used in the industry of building,        the improvement of blocks cutting processes, to the establishing and
                                                                                                                                                  technological processes in the building                        monitoring of the anthropic activity impact on river profiles,
              SA-
PROCEMA SA- Research, Design and Experimental Production Institute for                                                                            materials industry and studies of                     unconventional uses of the stones, petrographical, mineralogical and
Construction and Construction Materials, founded in 1949, has contributed by its
                                                                contributed                                                                       environmental impact. It holds the                   physico – mechanical characteristics of Romanian ornamental stones.
                                                            materials
research and design activities to creating the construction materials industry of                                                                 Secretariat of Romanian Committee for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neculai Ciornei is Executive Manager of department and chairman of
                                                                 factories
Romania. Complex projects have been carried out for over 500 factories and                                                                                                   Stone”
                                                                                                                                                  Standardization “Natural Stone” The                                                                      Stone”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Romanian Committee for Standardization “Natural Stone”. He is engineer
                                                                industrial,
production capacities for building materials in Romania and 15 industrial, social                                                                 department prepares technical agreements                                                                          stone
                                                                                                                                                                                                      geologist and specialist for Technical Agreement of natural stone and has
and cultural units set up in foreign countries.                                                                                                   for materials and products, as well as                 expertise on evaluation of natural stone durability of building materials
                                                                materials
Till present, the research activity produced more than 50 new materials and                                                                       technical regulations for construction,                                                                                  Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and physical and mechanical characterization of stones; has a Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           degree in Environmental Management
obtaining of over 60 patents of inventions. The institute has an authorized testing                                                               possesses an important Romanian data bank            Silviana Marica is engineer geologist specialized in the research of raw
                                             co-
laboratory for materials and products and co-operates with high education                                                                         in the field of building materials and has                                                                      characterization
                                                                                                                                                                                                      materials for buildings, inclusive physical and mechanical characterization
                                                              and
institutions and specialized research institutes from Romania and from abroad.                                                                    contacts with many stone producers in                          of natural stones. She is secretary of Romanian Committee for
                                                                                                                                                  Romania.                                                                                                                Stone”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Standardization “Natural Stone”.