BASALTIC PLASTICS A low-cost material 4 times stronger than steel, at the same time 4 times lighter and processed at 70 degrees (like a pudding), but resistant to temperatures up to 1472 Â° C. This makes it clear that we are facing a novelty definitely never seen before. It is completely ecological as it is made from a natural rock and as it needs only the low production temperature of cold plastic, it does not require combustion of coal (no greenhouse effect) nor the use of coatings or paints normally used to protect steel. Also, the when it is to be scrapped it is an inert material and therefore it could even be used for flood control defences: it is made of the same material as the bottom of the sea. The production of this new material will be done in â€œcleanâ€? factories with zero emissions, both liquid and gaseous, both for those who work there and for those who live nearby. Its production does not emit radiation or toxic dust. In cascade, this technology will also change the way we create common use products. This new material is perfectly compatible with 3D technologies and it is fluid like lava at only 70 degrees but it solidifies in two minutes and crystallizes in 10, achieved by mixing nano-particle basalt powder with fibers and a geo-polymer glue, which hardens it to a hard-plastic state, stable for thousands of years. If we then add that it is perfectly ecological, stainless, resistant to acids, alkalis and salts, we understand that it
overcomes even obsolete aluminium, plastic and wood as well as chipboard, painting, tiling, cement, etc., having a product now very light and floating, now very hard and indestructible as the required density can be changed. It can be used to make oil pipelines at a speed of 5 km per day in a single piece (like a big â€œmacaroniâ€? pasta piece) perfectly smooth, indestructible at any depth, or it can be used to create the panels of cars as if they were made of carbon fiber or even the whole engine by means of a 3D printer with greater efficiencies. One could build skyscrapers theoretically as high as 2000 meters or bridges, kilometres in length, with a single span or railway lines without wear and tear; buildings, trains, ships, airplanes, helicopters and even rockets for the launch of satellites. It is suitable for creating containers with unlimited life-spans or pipelines or mobile phones or drones. There are endless possibilities of application in large public works such as "a subaqueous underpass under the Strait of Messina" (design enclosed), anti-seismic to 10th degree, invisible and maintenance-free, which could be achieved in less than two years and with costs much reduced when compared to any other alternative. Making furniture and fixtures for private homes that would be ultra-light and pre-colored in any shade or objects such as packaging boxes, cans, pans, etc ... An industrial revolution that would costs little and would therefore be real for everyone.
To make a simple comparison, we can say that if making a steel pipe with certain characteristics costs 90 euros, the same in stainless steel costs 150 euros, while in basalt plastic just as stainless but 4 times stronger and lighter it would cost less than 20 euros. This new material resembles carbon fibers, but its basic component is "lava basalt" which is the stone that, above all in Albania, constitutes many mountains 2000 meters high, which run for 200 km (this specific basalt is called “diaform”). Simple cobblestone quarries would crush this rock into sand and then pulverize it to nano-particles and then aggregate it “cold” with a glue called "geo-polymer" with the addition of fibers. A similar material called basalt fiber is well known and is currently used to make reinforcing rods and special reinforcement networks (like for the foundations of the Colosseum) but for many years this technology has been subjected to military secrecy and then thanks to the work of great scientists at the Padua laboratories the solution was found by creating a "plastic product" different from the fiber that lends itself to endless applications. It perfectly marries the use of both home and giant 3D printers, to realize both miniaturized gears for wristwatches or whole houses. The spare parts of cars would no longer need to be purchased from spare parts dealers, but would be "replicated" at the time of need, with three-dimensional technology and in the same way it would be possible to create items of furniture or even whole parts of buildings.
Interesting is the realization of a complete house in less than 14 hours starting from the pulverized material, with millimeter precision and with design in DWG (AUTO-CAD) of any shape: the rough shell of a house of 100 square meters (anti-seismic to 10th degree and insulated in class A ++) would cost only 3500 euros. In the event of an earthquake, this technology would be perfect for solving the extremely serious situation of displaced people at low cost and in record time. We would be very glad to invite you, at your request, to meet the scientists who hold this technology. We can confirm that various Arab states (as well as Chinese and Russian organizations) are already interested in this new material. For an initial period, all the activities will be directed to the production of pipelines, but production activities will grow progressively to cover a wide range of artefacts. At the same time, a few km from Taranto (Puglia, Italy), there will be the opening of the first factory in the world for basalt plastic, able to manufacture products such as bars, beams, pipes, etc., equivalent to the production of ILVA (a large steel company) but using this new material. The same workers would be absorbed into the new company, solving a huge social and local economic problem. When that happens, the notoriety of this new material will have worldwide repercussions and the quarries in Albania will multiply in numbers, bringing to this small state wealth and economic advantages. Various products should be made in new specialized factories, which could range from car plates, basaltic plastic engines, up to turbojet engines for high performance supersonic jets to more mundane
products such as: tables, cabinets, desks etc. After an initial launch period, there will be a worldwide presentation of this technology and supranational organizations will be contacted to offer them a solution to various ecological protocols (e.g. the Kyoto Protocol). The interest is expected to grow beyond any measure, in response to which we could create holding companies in order to protect Italian and Albanian national interests.
CONCLUSIONS In addition to this presentation, we enclose various documents and studies that can be analyzed by your experts. Commercially, we are in contact with various Russian, Chinese, Arab subjects as we described, but we would be happy to work with you as well. I send you my official mandate document and would be glad to present you the owners of the whole project. As well discussing the strictly economic topic, we would like to secure your moral commitment to promoting Italy and Albania. Sometimes when a difficult situation seems unsolvable, a new discovery or invention changes the way we work and think, opening up new horizons. This is one of those pivotal moments.
Cordially, Alessandro Di Mauro