Market Opportunities

The Brimrose-File X team had extensive experience with prospective customers during the two year R&D period that the BrimEX 001 was being developed.

Initially, we were focused on the environmental community, particularly in regards to water pollutants such as oil spotting on water surfaces. This included field testing in Israel.

However, there were problems with the main light source, which was sunlight, so we had to shift to a different strategy.



Following extensive dialogue with customers, we found significant interest in the BrimEX’s ability to in real-time identify white powders, including those such as anthrax, which may be toxic. This has obvious applications for Hazmat teams which are often tasked for going into new, potentially toxic areas without knowing what they might be encountering.

Hazmat Analysis


The hazmat market in the United States could be as large as $2 billion annually, according to U.S. government data. For example, there are 3,142 counties in the United States, all of which could potentially benefit from one of these devices. There are also 27,198 fire departments nationwide, 58,150 of which have the potential to respond to an emergency.  Additionally, there are 306,000 federal facilities, with the U.S. Department of Defense and Homeland Security making up about two-thirds of that total.


Plastics Recycling

We have also found significant interest in the plastics recycling industry as the result of the BrimEX 001’s ability to rapidly identify many types of plastics. This also represents a huge, potential industry, as some 8.3 billion metric tons have been created since the 1950s when such production began in earnest. Of that, about 60 percent, or 4.9 billion tons already has ended up as waste, much of it the world’s oceans. Only a very poor nine percent of plastics is recycled in the United States and most other nations.

The hazmat and plastics recycling industries, and national security, all represent major opportunities for BrimEX 001.