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Posted: May 26, 2009
SDCmaterials Opens First High-Volume Manufacturing Facility
(Nanowerk News) SDCmaterials, Inc. today announced the opening of their first High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. The facility is located in the Schwarzheide Chemical Park, which currently houses 15 different small and large companies. Through the arrangement, SDCmaterials was able to lease commercial space and use established manufacturing infrastructure.
The plant encompasses production capacity for the fabrication, dispersion, and integration of SDCmaterials' advanced nano-materials into products for automotive catalysts, chemical catalysts, and advanced ceramic applications. If used solely for the production of automotive catalysts, the facility has the capacity to produce catalysts for up to five million catalytic converters per year.
About SDCmaterials, Inc.
SDCmaterials invents and produces advanced catalysts and additives. The
company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, USA. SDCmaterials' unique
nano-material fabrication and integration processes deliver substantial benefits to customers that are
reaching the limits of traditional production methods. Their catalysts enable substantially reduced precious
metal consumption, improved performance, and increased longevity in automotive emissions and
chemical production applications. Their additives for ceramics deliver marked improvements in fracture
toughness - critical for military armor applications.