Behind Asbestoprobe

Greenwall is a research and development company which is focused on the on-site real time measurement of asbestos content of building materials. Currently an intrusive laboratory based testing process is used to identify asbestos content of materials in buildings. This is time consuming and can be risky to those carrying out the tests if the appropriate measures are not taken. It is also expensive due to the testing environment required, the postage & packing of the samples, the laboratory tests and the elapsed time between a testing visit starting and receiving the results several days later. Greenwall have developed a method of measuring asbestos content on site and in real time.

The company is now looking to develop the opportunity through to commercial roll out stage. The project consists of a development programme and field trials over the coming twelve months after which time a fully commercial version of the Asbestoprobe will have been commissioned and ready to roll out to the asbestos industry and its related market.

probepointCommercially, Greenwall has designed a business model that is not simply hardware based. Greenwall will sell the hardware but the major commercial driver is a per click (per test) model whereby the report for each sample is automatically generated and distributed on a per test/click basis. Hardware is sold at a moderate margin of circa 30%. Additional training and support packages would be available raising additional revenue.


Greenwall is a research and development company which is focused on the on-site real time measurement of asbestos content of building materials.

Greenwall is now looking to develop the opportunity through to commercial roll out stage.

Collaboration with Keele University

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Together with Dr Vladimir Zholobenko of the Chemistry Department at Keele University, Greenwall have developed a technique analysing various asbestos samples using a state of the art bench top spectrometer which quickly tests and identifies different asbestos materials. This technique has proven its relevance, capabilities and design requirements to proof of concept stage. We are now developing a compact handheld version of the same technology giving asbestos surveyors the much needed freedom to test suspect materials on site removing the long delays caused by packing, shipping and laboratory testing. With this novel  device, asbestos surveyors simply point it at a suspect material and have an analysis of the content of the material available within seconds. Greenwall working with Dr Vladimir Zholobenko have now moving towards the design requirements to enable the commercialisation of the asbestoprobe and its release to the asbestos industry and its surrounding industries.

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