Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Strategic collaboration between Buhler and Micronisers Australasia Pty Ltd

Abstract:
Buhler Group has entered into a strategic collaboration in the field of nano-sized performance additives with the Australian company Micronisers Australasia Pty Ltd.

Strategic collaboration between Buhler and Micronisers Australasia Pty Ltd

Uzwil, Switzerland | Posted on December 2nd, 2009

The collaboration is based upon the combination of core competences of both partners in the manufac-turing and marketing of nano-sized performance additives. Micronisers Australasia Pty Ltd is contributing its many years of experience in the production of nano-sized particles, and Buhler its worldwide unique expertise in the refining of nanoparticles into ready-to-use performance additives. The agreement includes the exclusive marketing of Buhler's performance additive Oxylink™ for water-based lacquers via Micronisers Australasia Pty Ltd in Australia and New Zealand as well as in parts of Asia. In return, Buhler is appointed as Europe-wide exclusive distributor for Micronisers' nano sized zinc oxides Microsun™ and Nanosun™. The relevant contracts were signed in October 2009.

Oxylink™ is an additive based on nanotechnology, addressing the shortcomings that have existed up to now in water-based coating systems with regard to their resistance to solvents, blocking and moisture as well as their drying time. Oxylink™ contains nanoparticles from Micronisers Australasia Pty Ltd in conjunction with proprietary surface modification and dispersion technology from Buhler, the particles substantially improve the performance characteristics of waterborne lacquers.

With Oxylink™ technology, Buhler is building upon the sustainable development of environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating systems, for which the market share has already increased considerably in the last few years. This will be accentuated in the future due to stricter legislation at the global level. With Oxylink™, many new and attractive fields of application are opening up for the water-based lacquer market alongside the existing ones, which were so far in the domain of solvent-based lacquers. A decisive contribution is therefore being made to environmental friendliness.

Oxylink™ was developed by Buhler PARTEC which, as a subsidiary of the Buhler Group, specialises in the field of nanotechnology - the processing and refining of nanoparticles (1-100nm) into nano-dispersions that are ready for use as additives.

Microsun™ and Nanosun™ are nano zinc oxide products of Micronisers Pty Ltd which are used in in-dustrial and personal care applications, respectively for the protection of various substrates and the skin from the harmful effects of sunlight. The agreement between Buhler and Micronisers will result in sales of these products to the larger customers and markets in Europe.

####

About Buhler
Buhler is a global leader in process engineering, particularly in production technologies for manufactur-ing foods and technical materials. Buhler is present in more than 140 countries and employs around 7,700 staff worldwide. In the 2008 financial year, the company generated CHF 1.9 billion in revenue.

About Micronisers Australasia

Micronisers Australasia is a newly established company and a fully owned subsidiary of Micronisers Pty Ltd. The company will focus all its effort on products based on nano zinc oxide, its downstream products, such as Oxylink™ and other nano enhanced materials. Micronisers Pty Ltd is an Australian owned business with a range of specialized nano, sub micron and micron sized products for the plastics, coatings, agriculture and personal care industries. In addition, Micronisers provides particle reduction services for the veterinary, pharmaceutical and general chemical industries. Over 50% of Micronisers Pty Ltd products are exported.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Corina Atzli, Head Corporate Communications, Bühler AG, CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland
Phone +41 71 955 33 99
Fax +41 71 955 38 51


Dr. Steffen Pilotek, Business Development Director PARTEC, Buhler Inc., USA
Phone +1 512 466 8005
Fax +1 763 847 9911


Dr. Frank Tabellion, Managing Director, Bühler PARTEC GmbH, Science Park 2, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Phone +49 681 394 6553
Fax +49 681 394 6568


Ken King, CEO, Micronisers Pty Ltd, 6 -8 England Street, Dandenong, Victoria 3175, Australia
Phone +61 3 9768 3277
Fax +61 3 9768 3986

Copyright © Buhler

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins August 29th, 2016

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light August 27th, 2016

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Products

Oxford Nanoimaging to provide desktop super-resolution microscopes May 10th, 2016

Abalonyx launches Reduced Graphene Oxide Product: Abalonyx has successfully scaled up production of thermally reduced graphene oxide (rGO) in its Tofte, Norway, production facility. This product is now offered to customers in Kg-quantities May 10th, 2016

New Generation of Graphene Reinforced Carbon Fibre Prepreg Products March 14th, 2016

New Generation of Graphene Reinforced Carbon Fibre Prepreg Products March 10th, 2016

Announcements

Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins August 29th, 2016

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light August 27th, 2016

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Environment

Nanofur for oil spill cleanup: Materials researchers learn from aquatic ferns: Hairy plant leaves are highly oil-absorbing / publication in bioinspiration & biomimetics / video on absorption capacity August 25th, 2016

Researchers watch catalysts at work August 19th, 2016

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria August 18th, 2016

SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster: Plopped into water, a tiny device triggers the formation of chemicals that kill microbes in minutes August 15th, 2016

Industrial

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update August 22nd, 2016

Let's roll: Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing: 'Sweet spot' for mass-producing polymer solar cells may be far larger than dictated by the conventional wisdom August 12th, 2016

Quantum dots with impermeable shell: A powerful tool for nanoengineering August 12th, 2016

Personal Care/Cosmetics

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition May 23rd, 2016

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes May 11th, 2016

NRL reveals novel uniform coating process of p-ALD April 21st, 2016

New ORNL method could unleash solar power potential March 16th, 2016

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America July 25th, 2016

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era July 14th, 2016

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016

Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems June 29th, 2016

Nanometrics Selected for Third-Generation 3D-NAND Process Control: Atlas® Systems Extend Advanced Device Manufacturing Capability June 14th, 2016

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Signs Agreement With and Receives First Purchase Order from Major New Customer in China June 6th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic