Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanogate and GfO present their first joint product at the world's leading trade fair for plastics

Abstract:
New product Sicralan AP® provides scratchproof anti-fingerprint coating for a wide range of industries - sales in euros could reach the mid-six figures - Nanogate/GfO to present themselves on the market for the first time as an integrated system provider for high-performance surfaces.

K 2010 trade fair: Nanogate AG exhibiting at trade stand of Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik (GfO) Hall 5 Stand A42 from 27 October to 3 November 2010 in Düsseldorf.

Nanogate and GfO present their first joint product at the world's leading trade fair for plastics

Posted on October 27th, 2010

Nanogate AG (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9), a leading international nanotechnology enabler, is to unveil its first new application developed together with Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik GmbH (GfO), the company it now holds a majority stake in. Sicralan AP® is a transparent scratchproof coating with anti-fingerprint properties for use on stainless steel surfaces and plastics. The application is being presented today for the first time at the world's largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, K 2010, in Düsseldorf. It is particularly suitable for designer surfaces in car interiors, households and buildings. Nanogate expects this application to generate sales with a mid-six-figure euro amount in the medium term.

Nanogate and GfO are focusing on high-performance surfaces for plastics and metals - a fast-growing market with strong margins and an annual volume of around EUR 800 million across Europe. Their first joint product Sicralan AP® exemplifies the wide array of opportunities available in this market of the future. The solutions devised are based on Nanogate's extensive knowledge in the field of materials and GfO's many years of process and coatings expertise.

Michael Jung, COO of Nanogate AG and Management Board member at GfO mbH, explains: "Intelligent surfaces, which appear to 'invisibly' add to and improve on existing product qualities, are an important distinguishing feature in competitive markets. Multifunctional surfaces provide this advantage in quality and pave the way for further uses of plastics in industry." Thanks to Nanogate's acquisition of a majority stake in GfO, which was announced in August 2010, customers now have access to a complete range of services from a single source - from purchasing raw materials to formulating the material systems right through to coatings for surfaces. This speeds up development and market launch times while at the same time creating significantly more potential for international growth.

Integration successfully commenced

"The unveiling of our first joint application only two months after acquiring the stake and commencing the partnership is evidence of the huge potential for synergies between Nanogate and GfO," comments Michael Jung. "Our collaboration is forging ahead: we are working together on projects in the area of high-performance surfaces in sophisticated market segments such as cars and white goods," he adds. As the world's largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, the K trade fair is the ideal place to present the transparent, scratchproof coating with anti-fingerprint properties to the wider public. The companies' combined broad distribution network can now be systematically used to open up the market for high-performance surfaces in industry, a market characterised by high volumes and strong margins.

GfO is a market leader in the area of transparent functional coatings and the electroplating of plastic mouldings. Using its outstanding GfO inkjet technology recognised across Europe, GfO specialises in enhancing sophisticated design elements for mass production. It does this with precision and to the highest quality standards. The multifunctional surfaces with scratchproof coatings or with anti-fog or anti-fingerprint properties that are already on offer today illustrate the broad range of product variations that will be seen in this market of the future.

Innovation drive successfully completed

As part of its efforts to focus on high-performance surfaces for industry, Nanogate has combined all of its expertise and activities in this area into Nanogate Industrial Solutions GmbH (NIS), formerly called Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH. This measure resulted from the successful conclusion of many development projects from Nanogate AG's previous innovative drive. Applications in promising new specialist areas such as energy efficiency and air filtration have also been incorporated into operating units so that they can be implemented further on the market.

Disclaimer:

This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to buy securities. The shares in Nanogate AG (the "Shares") may not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of "U.S. persons" (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")). No offer or sale of transferable securities is being made to the public outside Germany.

####

About Nanogate AG
Nanogate is a leading international enabler in the nanotechnology growth market and so opens the gate to this technology for its customers. The firm, which is based in Göttelborn (Saarland), enables the programming and integration of additional properties – such as non-stick, anti-bacterial, anti-corrosive and ultra-low friction – into materials and surfaces. Nanogate thereby gains a competitive edge for its customers by product refinement using chemical nanotechnology. Nanogate covers a wide range of industries, functions and substrates on the basis of technology platforms. The company thus provides a decisive interface for the commercial use of chemical nanotechnology and bridges the gap between the suppliers of raw materials and industrial conversion into products. In doing so, Nanogate concentrates as an enabler on one of the most attractive segments in the industry. As a partner in innovation, Nanogate provides many services along the value chain – from development and production of innovative nanocomposities and nanostructured materials to powerful support for innovation and product integration.

The Nanogate Group currently has 81 employees in all (as of September 2010) and since commencing operations in 1999 has been a trailblazer in nanotechnology. The company has first-class customer references (e.g. ABB, BSH Bosch-Siemens Haushaltsgeräte, Kärcher, Koenig & Bauer AG, Opel and REWE Austria) and many years’ experience of different industries and applications. To date, more than 180 projects have gone into mass production. Nanogate has also entered into strategic cooperations with international companies such as the GEA Group and Dow Corning. The Group also includes Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH, which specialises in complex applications like high-performance optics, FNP GmbH in the area of sport/leisure, majority shareholdings in Holmenkol AG and in GfO Gesellschaft fuer Oberflaechentechnik mbH and a shareholding in sarastro GmbH.

Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik mbH
GfO was established in 1977 as a subsidiary of Degussa AG in Schwäbisch Gmünd. From 1993 to 2010 it operated as an independent international enterprise. Nanogate AG has held a majority stake in the company since 2010. As a medium-sized enterprise with around 150 employees, GfO is now one of Europe's leading companies in the area of transparent functional coating and the electroplating of plastic mouldings. GfO coatings are used to give surfaces a highly efficient, conductive shield against electromagnetic disturbances, or enable them to withstand scratches and protect them from environmental influences. GfO has special expertise in enhancing valuable and complex three-dimensional objects to a high optical standard. To do so the company applies specially developed and patented manufacturing processes, including an inkjet technology which is unique in Europe and which enables coatings to be carried out selectively without the use of individualised templates. GfO's customer base consists of companies in the communications, automation, automotive, aerospace, medical devices, HVAC, decoration and jewellery, and white goods industries.

Innovation-driven competitive advantage
Using this guiding motto, Nanogate AG launched a comprehensive innovation offensive in 2009 in order to open up new growth prospects for its clients. To achieve this, Nanogate increased its investments and funding significantly - in particular in the 2009 financial year - and has since then presented a multitude of innovations. Since going public in 2006 the company has already invested several million euros in developing new technology platforms and has transformed these into marketable products. Nanogate has successfully illustrated its expertise in more than 180 cases, using innovations to provide its clients with a competitive advantage.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lea Christ (business and specialist press)
MPW COMMUNICATIONS Public & Investor Relations
Tel. +49 (0)69 9592 90-12


Christian Dose (financial press and investors)
Cortent Kommunikation AG
Tel. +49 (0)69 5770 300-0

Copyright © Nanogate AG

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

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 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

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Automotive/Transportation

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

Engineers pioneer platinum shell formation process – and achieve first-ever observation August 11th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Silicon Mobility Deliver the Industry’s First Automotive FPCU to Boost Performance for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Silicon Mobility and GF’s 55nm LPx -enabled platform, with SST’s highly-reliable SuperFlash® memory technology, boosts automotive performance, ene August 3rd, 2017

Rice U. scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments: Paper details developments toward high-temperature batteries July 27th, 2017

Home

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

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

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

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

Events/Classes

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

FRITSCH • Milling and Sizing! Innovations at POWTECH 2017 - Hall 2 • Stand 227 August 9th, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Innovations in Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy at M&M 2017: New analytical technologies improve workflows for life sciences and materials science researchers August 8th, 2017

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events August 3rd, 2017

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology announces a new partner in Korea August 15th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Technology Companies Join Forces for TEM Imaging and Analysis August 3rd, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon To Enable Single-Chip Solution for Next-Gen IoT Networks: Integrated solution leverages GF’s 22FDX® technology to decrease power, area, and cost for NB-IoT and LTE-M applications July 14th, 2017

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