R&D Unit and Laboratory
Within the body of the R&D unit, project-based studies are carried out in every field covering the company's fields of activity. In addition, outsourced national and international projects prepared by utilizing domestic and international R&D funds are also carried out.
We participate in scientific organizations related to the sector with the papers and publications prepared by the R&D unit. In addition, patent, utility model and industrial design registration processes, which are the results of R&D studies, are carried out. We have made 13 patent applications up to date.
In addition, strategic collaborations are carried out with universities and research institutes, and within this scope, master’s and doctoral studies are supported in R&D laboratories.So far, 17 master's and 10 doctoral studies have been supported.
İSTON R&D laboratories work in partnership with the Quality Control Laboratory, which offers testing at every stage of production from raw material to product, and also incorporates departments established only for R&D activities.
Internal R&D Projects
Internal R&D projects are new product design studies, improvement studies covering all production areas, cost studies, new raw material and auxiliary material trials, etc. There are 143 internal projects carried out by the R&D with the internal resources of the company. These projects are related to the main fields of activity of our company, such as special concretes, concrete-reinforced concrete pipes, ready-mixed concrete, parquet stones-curbs, reactive powder concrete, prefabricated products and city furniture, or current issues that develop in the sector.
National and International R&D Projects
These are the projects which are prepared by making use of national/international project funds, covering the production areas of our company and the issues to which it can be a potential project partner and carried out with domestic and foreign partners. We have started to make applications for national and international R&D support funds since 2004, and we have made a total of 26 project applications. 8 projects were completed. We have received TL 1,802,000 grant from these support funds. Our completed and ongoing projects are:
(EU-EUREKA) Economic and Ecological Utilization of Industrial Waste Materials for Landscaping (2004)
(TUBITAK 1007) Development of Cement-Based Eco-Ductile Composites for Sustainability in Urban Infrastructure (2008)
(LDV) Project for Development of Parquet Stone and Curb Applications in Turkey (2010)
(EU-EUREKA) From Industrial Waste to Commercial Products (2010)
(EU-7th FRAMEWORK) Project for Development of Sustainable, Innovative and Energy Efficient Concrete from Waste Materials (2012)
(EU-EUREKA) Development of Cement Based Composite Products Subjected to Severe Environmental Impacts and Live Load Impacts (2012)
(EU-EUREKA) Development of Innovative Sensory Prefabricated Elements for Various Application Areas (2013)
(Ministry of Environment and Urbanization) Determination of Use Criteria for Products Recycled from Construction and Demolition Wastes (2013)
(TUBITAK 1501) Development of Domestic Concrete Barrier Suitable for Very Heavy Duty Level for Highway Safety (2019)
37 articles and papers have been published/presented in national and international congresses and peer-reviewed journals.
Building Industry Center 2006 Golden Plumb Award (Reactive Powder Concrete)
Turkish Prefab Association 2010-2012 Golden Beam Award (UV Coated Parquet Stone)
ISO 14th Environment and Energy Awards Innovative Environmentally Friendly Product Finalist (UV Coated Parquet Stone)
Turkish Prefab Association 2012-2014 Golden Beam Award (Use of Recycled Aggregates in Concrete)
Turkish Prefab Association 2014-2016 Golden Beam Award (Ballistic Safety Structures)
Turkish Prefab Association 2016-2018 Golden Beam Award (Concrete Production with 3D Printers)
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Istanbul Chamber of Industry
TUBITAK Marmara Research Center
Istanbul Technical University
Yildiz Technical University
Eskisehir Technical University
Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Turkish Prefab Association
Additive Manufacturers Association
Aggregate Manufacturers Association
Turkish Standards Institution