Nanogate AG, an international nanotechnology enabler, unveiled its first new application developed together with Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik GmbH (GfO), the company it now holds a majority stake in.
- Nanogate AG, an international nanotechnology enabler, unveiled 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 was presented for the
first time at a trade fair for plastics and rubber, K 2010, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The product is particularly suitable for designer surfaces in car interiors,
households and buildings.
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
Jung, COO of Nanogate AG and Management Board member at GfO mbH, explained, “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.”
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.
Nanogate and GfO Unveil First Joint Product
November 14, 2010