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 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.
Nanoscale additives for reinforced plastics in the automotive industry, of flexible and rigid packaging such as films, bottles, trays, and blister packs, and also of electronics plastics such as wire and cable coatings.
Using lapping, optical polishing, single point diamond machining, low stress grinding and honing, Surface Finishes provides Angstrom level tolerances on prototype or production components such as: mirrors for optical imaging and scanning, air bearings, optical disc molds, large area reference surfaces and custom gauging.