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

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications March 23rd, 2017

Products

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market January 2nd, 2017

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries November 18th, 2016

STMicroelectronics’ Semiconductor Chips Contribute to Connected Toothbrush from Oral-B That Sees What You Don’t: Microcontroller and Accelerometer help brushers clean their teeth more effectively October 4th, 2016

Particle Works launches range of high quality magnetic nanoparticles August 31st, 2016

Announcements

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications March 23rd, 2017

Environment

Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas: New study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity March 23rd, 2017

Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean -- and cold: Rice, Indian Institute researchers use cryo-mill to turn circuit boards into separated powders March 21st, 2017

Nanogate Expands Sustainability Management: Nanogate publishes a statement of compliance with the German Sustainability Code for the first time March 15th, 2017

Optical fingerprint can reveal pollutants in the air: Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials March 15th, 2017

Industrial

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age March 22nd, 2017

CRMGroup in Belgium uses a Deben three point bending stage in the development of new steel & coated steel products for automotive and other industrial applications March 21st, 2017

Imaging the inner workings of a sodium-metal sulfide battery for first time: Understanding how the structural and chemical makeup of the material changes during the charge/discharge process could help scientists advance battery design for future energy storage needs March 9th, 2017

Rice lab expands palette for color-changing glass: Nanophotonics team creates low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass March 8th, 2017

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

AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member: US-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs March 16th, 2017

Applied Graphene Materials plc - Significant commercial progress in AGM’s three core sectors March 3rd, 2017

Strem Chemicals and Dotz Nano Ltd. Sign Distribution Agreement for Graphene Quantum Dots Collaboration February 21st, 2017

Leti Coordinating Project to Adapt Obstacle-Detection Technology Used in Autonomous Cars for Portable and Wearable Systems: INSPEX to Combine Knowhow of Nine European Organizations to Create Portable and Wearable Spatial-Exploration Systems February 2nd, 2017

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

JPK selects compact tensile stage from Deben for their NanoWizard® AFM platform to broaden capabilities for materials characterisation February 22nd, 2017

Cetim Facility Receives Bruker Contour CMM Dimensional Analysis System: New Optical Coordinate Measurement Technology Enables High-Precision 3D Scanning November 16th, 2016

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces Plans to Spin Off New Product Line to Major Paint Compan November 9th, 2016

Leti Provides New Low-noise Image Technology to French SME PYXALIS; Will Be Demonstrated at Vision 2016 in Stuttgart November 3rd, 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