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.
Powdermet specializes in modifying powder and particulate surfaces through applying metal and ceramic coatings onto particulate matrices. The company designs, develops, and manufactures metal and ceramic nanoengineered fine powders and particulates using fluidized bed surface modification technology.
PPG is actively involved in nanotechnology, from Research & Development to the commercialization of several products that either contain nanoparticles within a polymeric matrix structure or are formed as nanostructured films on a substrate by physical or chemical vapor deposition processes.
Spun out of Cambridge University in mid 2004 to commercialize research findings in the areas of advanced nano-enabled materials, specifically in the area of carbon nanotube materials and their applications.
Developed NanoClusters™, a nanosize powder that combines with nutritional supplements. When consumed, it reduces the surface tension of foods and supplements to increase wetness and absorption of nutrients. Also manufactures a range of nanoceutical nutritional and skincare supplements.
Reade Advanced Materials is a global distributor and value add toll chemical processor / packager of higher technology specialty chemical solids (metal, non-metallic minerals, ceramic, composite, conductive, magnetic, nanomaterial, powder, fibers, abrasives, sheet, rod, additives, fillers & reinforcements) with 3 customer care facilities in The Americas.
The company's Nanotechnology Division has the potential to create many new materials, coatings and devices with wide-ranging applications. One new advancement from Ross is their Superhydrophobic coating which when applied to surfaces, makes them completely water repellent.
Salio develops novel smart materials, also referred to as Stimuli Responsive Materials (SMRs). The company's unique molecular architecture for smart materials relies on an innovative design that combines the signal recognition and actuation events at the monomer level to form autonomous smart building blocks.
The company manufactures ZERODUR, an inorganic, non-porous glass ceramic, characterized by a phase of evenly distributed nano-crystals within a residual glass phase. ZERODUR contains about 70-78 weight percent crystalline phase with a high quartz structure. This crystalline phase has a negative linear thermal expansion, while that of the glass phase is positive. The crystals have an average size of about 50 nm.
SEI is a global leader in the fields of release and anti-stick, anti-abrasion, antimicrobial and corrosion preventative coating and additive technologies. SEI's Mold, Graffiti, Corrosion and Coatings lines employee nanoparticulates that provide leading-edge performance characteristics.