Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanogate and Swiss firm Kapyfract initiate international partnership for high-quality tunnel coating

Abstract:
New tunnel coating system added to NanoGuard® product range. The product can be used on a variety of surfaces - its hydrophobic and stain protection properties make cleaning easier and keep road tunnels brighter. First joint coating project with Kapyfract successfully completed in November 2010 for the town of Tuttlingen. Order volume expected to reach six figures (in euros) in 2011. Cooperation confirms Nanogate's good positioning and ist transformation to an integrated nanotechnology systems provider.

Nanogate and Swiss firm Kapyfract initiate international partnership for high-quality tunnel coating

Göttelborn, Germany | Posted on January 27th, 2011

Nanogate AG (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9), a leading international nanotechnology systems provider, has initiated a strategic partnership with Kapyfract AG, a major player in Europe's tunnel fireproofing industry. The objective of the partnership is to internationally market and implement innovative coating solutions for traffic tunnels based on Nanogate-Technologie®. Together, the two companies will tap the significant market potential available European-wide and offer customers a one-stop shop for premium-quality products and services for coating concrete. In recent months, with this in mind, Nanogate has considerably ramped up its product expertise and given Kapyfract access to this know-how. The first joint systems are now available by the name of KapyCoat E+.

The first successful reference project for the new systems was completed in November 2010. Together, the subsidiary Nanogate Industrial Solutions GmbH and Kapyfract coated an area exceeding 2,000 sqm in Kreuzstraßentunnel near Tuttlingen. The road tunnel is in the final phase of construction. One reason for coating the tunnel was to fulfil legal standards in traffic tunnel construction, which demand that a tunnel is bright with good visibility up to a height of three metres. Secondly, the coating was applied to prove that using the new material system offered by Nanogate and Kapyfract simplifies cleaning and reduces the associated maintenance costs: "The new system from our NanoGuard® range prevents dirt from forming a chemical bond with the surface. Chemicals are no longer needed for cleaning, minimising both disposal costs and the impact on the environment," says Andreas Weis, Head of Division at Nanogate Industrial Solutions, explaining the advantages of this innovative surface for widespread use in tunnels. The surface also absorbs far less water, which significantly reduces frost damage from freezing water. Using the coating slashes the cost of cleaning and maintaining the tunnel. This added value is good news for road users too: in the future, there will be far fewer tunnel closures for maintenance and cleaning work and therefore not as many hold-ups. At the same time, the reduction in a build-up of dirt on the surface enhances traffic safety in the tunnel because the reflective area stays intact longer and visibility remains stable.

Ralf Zastrau, CEO of Nanogate AG, commented: "For Nanogate, the tunnel coating cooperation with Kapyfract is an important step towards playing a major role in this sector in the future, accompanied by a strong partner. The cooperation is yet further proof that intelligent products can help to protect the environment and make sustainable use of resources. After our first few commissions to coat structures, for example a tunnel system in Stockholm, we are now connecting to a bigger market with our universally applicable products."

Continued expansion of specialist knowledge pays off

As an integrated nanotechnology systems provider, Nanogate uniquely combines many years of material and tool experience with comprehensive process and production knowledge. In addition, the company has in recent years rounded out its technology portfolio by means of an innovation offensive. By acquiring a majority stake in GfO Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik GmbH in August 2010, Nanogate established itself as a specialist for high-performance surfaces. "We can now offer our customers an all-inclusive package," continues Zastrau. As a nanotechnology systems provider, Nanogate controls all the steps in the value chain, which extends from purchasing raw materials and formulating the material systems, right through to coating the surfaces in mass production. As a full-service provider, Nanogate can shorten the development phase and time-to-market, thereby gaining greater potential for international growth. Nanogate and GfO presented their first joint product at the end of October. "This product is just the first in a range of new applications and solutions. The innovation offensive and the widening of our expertise will pay off in 2011," says Nanogate's CEO.

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.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lea Christ
MPW COMMUNICATIONS
Public & Investor Relations
Eschersheimer Landstraße 44
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 - (0) 69 - 95 92 90 12
Fax: +49 - (0) 69 - 95 92 90 29

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

Sirrus's Issued Patent Portfolio Continues To Accelerate July 18th, 2018

FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers: Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. July 18th, 2018

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits July 16th, 2018

Products

NEI Corporation introduces UV-Protect Technology to NANOMYTE® Coating Line April 9th, 2018

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

Announcements

Sirrus's Issued Patent Portfolio Continues To Accelerate July 18th, 2018

FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers: Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. July 18th, 2018

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits July 16th, 2018

Industrial

Carbon is the new black: Researchers use carbon nanotubes to develop clothing that can double as batteries July 10th, 2018

New sensor technology enables super-sensitive live monitoring of human biomolecules July 3rd, 2018

Researchers present new strategy for extending ductility in a single-phase alloy June 28th, 2018

Cleaning or Etching Items with Unique Geometries Requires Specialized Expertise June 27th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Leti and Oscaro Partner on Leti’s New Low-Power, Low-Cost Transceiver to Track Parcels July 12th, 2018

Leti and Soitec Launch a New Substrate Innovation Center to Develop Engineered Substrate Solutions: Industry-inclusive hub promotes early collaboration and learning from substrate to system level July 11th, 2018

Leti & Partners Launch Pilot Program to Assess New Perception Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles July 5th, 2018

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

Construction

Weak hydrogen bonds key to strong, tough infrastructure: Rice University lab simulates polymer-cement composites to find strongest, toughest materials January 29th, 2018

The next generation of power electronics? Gallium nitride doped with beryllium: How to cut down energy loss in power electronics? The right kind of doping November 9th, 2017

Corrosion in real time: UCSB researchers get a nanoscale glimpse of crevice and pitting corrosion as it happens September 14th, 2017

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete July 20th, 2017

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project