Nanophase patents nanomaterial with mechanical and optical benefits

Mar. 27, 2007 — Nanophase Technologies, developer of nanomaterials and nanoengineered products, has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,166,663, titled “Nanostructured Compositions.” The patent describes nanostructured polymeric compositions, containing micron-sized and nano-sized particulate materials, which display synergistic improvements in mechanical properties with significantly enhanced optical properties. Processes for manufacturing the nanostructured compositions are also patented.

Dr. Richard Brotzman, Nanophase’s vice president of R&D, said, “We regard this patent as seminal technology in the coating field and it is significant for the company and our partnership with ALTANA Chemie AG, one of the world’s leading suppliers of paint and plastic additives for coatings, printing inks and plastics. Substantially transparent, abrasion and wear-resistant nanoparticle coatings have numerous potential applications in many commercial markets. BYK-Chemie and Nanophase continue working to develop new products based on this patented technology for multiple applications in a variety of markets.”


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