(September 14, 2010 – BUSINESS WIRE) — P2i opened an office in the Asia-Pacific, in Singapore. With existing partners in the country, as well as Indonesia, Thailand and South East China (Guangdong and Fujian provinces), the new office enables P2i to respond rapidly to the region’s adoption of its Aridion technology for consumer electronics. The nano-coating product is gaining significant traction with mobile device manufacturers in China.
P2i’s group operations director, Simon Kellard, will head up the Singapore office. He cites a three-fold increase in technology license revenues and a £5.5m ($8m) fund raising effort as reasons for the move to to Asia-Pacific, where many of the products integrating P2i technology are manufactured.
P2i’s nano coating technology works by applying a nanometer-thin polymer layer over the entire surface of a product. Using an ionized gas (plasma) this layer is molecularly bound to the surface and becomes inseparable from it. The process confers oil and water repellency by reducing the surface energy to ultra-low levels — down to one third that of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). On contact with the coating, liquids bead up and roll off, leaving the look and feel of the material unchanged. Tests show that P2i’s nano-coating can be used to enhance a wide range of products and materials in both consumer and industrial applications.
P2i provides liquid repellent nano-coating technology. See www.p2i.com for more information.