Topsoe specialises in the production of heterogeneous catalysts and the design of process plants based on catalytic processes. Focus areas include the fertiliser industry, the chemical and petrochemical industries, and the energy sector (refineries and power plants). Topsoe has for many years dedicated large research efforts to nanoscience and nanotechnology. The efforts range from the development of novel preparation methods to theoretical and experimental investigations.
Using an innovative, modified sol-gel-process, the company manufactures spherical nanoparticles enabling the production of nanocomposite materials for coatings with unprecedented combinations of properties - and on an industrial scale.
The Hosokawa Nano Particle Technology Center in Summit, New Jersey, is a newly established operation dedicated to the development, manufacture and commercialization of nano-particles and composite materials. The US operation works in close concert with Hosokawa's Nano Technology Centers in Japan to bring Americas based customers the latest Mechano Chemical Bonding (MCB) Technology.
Pioneered and continues to specialize in the design, manufacture, and application of Nanostructured® Chemical Tools derived from a class of chemicals known as Polyhedral Oligomeric Sil sesquioxanes (POSS®).
Design and development of advanced ceramic composite materials, coatings and thermal-structural components, including nanoengineered materials, produced by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
Industrial Hard Carbon thin film coatings are characterized by extreme hardness, lubricity, high wear resistance, high corrosion resistance and a number of other useful qualities. The films are deposited by a proprietary plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition process. Far different from the diamond-like and carbide thin films familiar to many in the coating industry, IHC films are created from layers of nano-crystalline diamond and nano-crystalline silicon carbide in an amorphous matrix of both elements.
A developer of bio-based colloidal products formulated using a proprietary colloidal chemistry process. Food grade ingredients are processed to form a particle called a micelle. Micelles, one to four nanometers in size, are active ingredients in Inventek's products.
JFE Steel has developed a new high strength hot-rolled steel sheet which provides excellent performance in automobile suspension and chassis parts: 'NANOHITEN', a new precipitation-hardened high strength hot-rolled steel sheet in which precipitates are refined to a size of several nanometers, giving the material an excellent balance of elongation and the hole-expansion ratio.
Kriya Materials B.V. is an innovative coatings company that focuses on high value coating formulations. The company's technology is based on tailormade nanoparticles which endow their coatings with unique properties.