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.
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.
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.
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.