The inspiration for NBD came from the Namib Desert Beetle, a beetle that has the ability to harvest water every morning in the Namibian desert. Based on years of research coming from elite university laboratories, NBD focuses on thin film coatings that enhance heat transfer through condensation, de-misting and anti-scaling characteristics.
nCoat exploits nano-level processes and nano-formulated materials to develop coatings that produce revolutionary performance in heat management, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, friction reduction, superior bond strength and improved appearance.
Nikon has developed a technology to form a coating with very low refractive index even in the vacuum UV region, and greatly improved the angular performance of antireflection coating. This ultra-low refractive index coating is called Nanoparticle Coating because the size of the particles that compose this coating ranges from a few nanometers to just more than 10 nanometers.
The foundation of Nissan Chemical Industries inorganic materials operations is its nanoparticle control technology. Beyond its core businesses and technological areas of organic materials, inorganic materials and electronics materials, the company also manufactures electroconductive nano-sized special polymers.
A manufacturer of nanocoatings, one of the most immediate aims of Omniyo is to make the environment a safer and healthier place through the propagation of breakthrough healthcare technologies that transform surfaces to become 'self-sanitizing' in which deleterious bacteria and viruses are eliminated upon contact so as to reduce the risk of infections and promote greater hygiene throughout the world.
OnMaterials offers innovative materials solutions for the environmental remediation marketplace. OnMaterials' Z-Loy™ products are engineered zero valent metal powder suspensions designed for injectablity as nano- and/or micro-scale powders.
Optical Dynamics has a history of developing innovative optical products, durability enhancing coatings, and highly engineered nano/polymer films. The company is pursuing new business and product development opportunities for nano-based coatings and optical materials.
Oxane Materials, Inc. is an energy-focused nanoproducts company. The principal product under development is an oil and gas recovery enhancer, OxFrac (ultralight high-strength proppant). Follow-on products include sour gas abatement technologies, high temperature stable PEM fuel cell membranes, and low-density composite agents.
The company develops and commercialises advanced materials and technology solutions across a range of markets including: Electronics (PCB's, plastic electronics, electromechanical devices and flat displays); Industrial specialties (specialty fibres, textiles, laminates and composites); Life sciences/health care markets (including sterile surfaces, separation media and microarrays, biomedical materials); and Low Carbon Technologies (photovoltaics, advanced lighting, fuel cells).
Plasmaterials, Inc. is a leader in providing high purity materials for all types of thin film applications. Whether the requirement is for large area, single piece, enhanced design, base metal alloys for architectural glass coating, or high purity semiconductor alloys, Plasmaterials can provide state-of-the-art materials to meet the most demanding needs. Through an extensive manufacturing and supply network, Plasmaterials, Inc. produces and markets a full range of products for R&D, pilot and full-scale production. Materials for such diverse applications as Architecture Glass, Microelectronics, Display Technology, Transparent Conductive Coating, Packaging, and Decorative Coatings to name a few, are all produced to exact specifications.
Porifera Inc. was founded with the goal of developing membranes with vastly superior permeability, durability, and selectivity for water purification and other applications such as carbon sequestration. The company's vision is to use carbon nanotubes to improve membrane performance, enabling affordable and plentiful fresh drinking water worldwide.