Nanophase introduces nanoengineered products for water-based coatings

December 7, 2007 — Nanophase Technologies Corp. has announced a new line of nanoengineered dispersions optimized for water-based coatings aimed at increasing scratch resistance and gloss retention for paint and coating manufacturers.

Nanophase said in a news release that its nanoengineered dispersions enable an applied coating to resist scratching and marring and retain high gloss by up to 80 percent and produce improvements in scratch resistance by 300 to 400 percent compared to other commercially available water-based coatings.

“Nanophase has built commercial capabilities to manufacture nanocrystalline metal oxides, surface engineer nanoparticles, and disperse the nanoparticles into application-specific fluids,” said Dr. Richard Brotzman, Nanophase’s CTO. “We believe our capability to surface engineer nanoparticles and provide stable dispersions is novel in the field. We are now taking the next step and applying our application expertise to optimize nanoparticle dispersions for specific customer formulations.”


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