ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $150,000 SBIR Phase I Grant

May 23, 2011 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Energy for “Extended Lifetime Supported Nanocatalysts for Energy Improvements in Commodity Chemical Manufacturing.” The award, effective June 17, 2011 – March 17, 2012, will be used to develop a platform technology that can dramatically improve the stability and lifetime of nearly any supported metal catalyst particles. ALD NanoSolutions has demonstrated the ability to deposit porous ceramic layers on high surface area supports with sub-nanometer thickness control. These coatings have prevented the sintering/deactivation of platinum nanoclusters up to 800°C. The cost of these nanoscale coatings, […]

ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. Receives Proprietary Patent Technology

August 10, 2010 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. (ALDN) announced the receipt of Canadian Patent 2,452,531, “Insulating and Functionalizing Fine Metal Particles with Conformal Ultrathin Films,” a broad composition of matter patent for practicing Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), or Particle ALD™.  The company’s proprietary technology is based on non-agglomerated fine and ultrafine particles having inorganic ultrathin films deposited by ALD. The intellectual property was developed by Dr. Steven George and Dr. Alan Weimer, of University of Colorado – Boulder, for depositing pinhole-free ultra-thin films on to particulate surfaces. The non-agglomerated nanocoated particles are the result of self- limiting sequential surface chemical reactions that control the coating process. This technology will prove to […]

Beneq and ALD NanoSolutions form collaboration for Particle ALD

June 14th, 2010, Helsinki (FI) and Boulder (CO, US) Beneq, leading provider of new industrial equipment and technology based on atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment, and ALD NanoSolutions, renowned developer of ALD processes and applications, including proprietary Particle ALD™ and Polymer ALD™, have today signed a letter of intent (LOI) for future collaboration. The collaboration is intended to provide a framework for the two companies to work together in developing ALD for particles and powders. ALD NanoSolutions has extensive experience in developing ALD as a process for particulate matter, and holds an impressive patent portfolio in the field. Beneq draws on its acknowledged know-how in turning processes and applications into […]

ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. and Tyco Electronics Announce Collaboration Agreement

ALD NanoSolutions’ Particle ALD™ coating platform to be used to develop advanced electronic materials and applications. Broomfield, Colo.  – February 10, 2010 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. (ALDN), the leader in digital coating solutions for composite materials, announced today an alliance with Tyco Electronics (NYSE: TEL) to develop surface coatings for a variety of electronics applications.  Under the long-term agreement, the companies will work together to utilize ALDN’s surface engineering technology to develop and fabricate thin films for certain electronic applications designed to specifically enhance performance. This relationship will combine the technology and industry expertise of Tyco Electronics with ALDN’s material coating technology, which will enable commercial scale, digital coating of thin […]

ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. Receives Proprietary Patent Technology

January 5, 2010 ALD NanoSolutions is pleased to announce that the Japanese and Canadian patent offices have issued allowance on a critical patent application which covers performing atomic layer deposition (ALD) onto polymer surfaces and particles. This technology will prove to be very important in several industries including the development of highly flexible barrier films for OLEDs.  Claims include the ability to perform ALD onto polymers including particles, parts, sheets and rolls.  Allowed claims also cover the ability of putting multi-layers of coating onto polymers.  This patent will be awarded to the University of Colorado at Boulder and is part of the technology exclusively licensed to ALD NanoSolutions. About ALD […]

ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $150,000 Phase I STTR ARRA DOE Grant

November 24, 2009 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the Department of Energy for “Scale-up of the Nanomanufacturing of Coated Powders for Superior Battery Electrode Materials.” This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The award, effective December 7, 2009 – June 7 2010, will be used to develop nanoscale ceramic films on fine and ultrafine particles for use in battery electrodes, where electrode corrosion can be mitigated without detrimental effects to the electrical and ionic transport properties of the system. ALD provides an opportunity to deposit nano-scale films on primary […]

ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $150,000 Phase I STTR ARRA NSF Grant

June 18, 2009 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Science Foundation for “Functionalized Nanocoatings for Filler Adhesion to Rubber Using Atomic Layer Deposition.” This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The award, effective July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010, will be used to develop performance advantages for tires, environmental benefits for tire fabrication and better fuel efficiency for cars .  Nanometer coatings will provide better adhesion between light weight, high strength fillers, such as KevlarTM,  and the rubber tire matrix. The patented process of depositing ALD films […]

ALD NanoSolutions Protects Polymers on International Space Station

May 1, 2009 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced that its proprietary ALD films are protecting polymer samples from the space environment on the International Space Station (ISS).  Ultrathin protective barrier films grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD) have already shown great promise in protecting sensitive polymers in laboratory experiments that simulate the space environment.   This compelling protection is now being verified aboard the ISS.  Polymer samples coated with thin multilayer metal oxide coatings deposited by ALD have been mounted on the exterior of the ISS.  These samples are being exposed to the perils found in low Earth orbit, which include high velocity oxygen atom and high energy UV radiation.  Data […]

ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $99,000 Phase I SBIR DARPA Grant

April 4, 2009 – ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $99,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for “Flexible Gas Diffusion Barriers Using ALD/MLD Multilayers and Roll-to-Roll Processing.”  The award, effective May 14, 2010 – November 14, 2010, will be used to develop flexible hybrid inorganic/polymer multilayer gas diffusion barriers using atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular layer deposition (MLD).  These multilayer barriers should produce unprecedented flexible barrier performance, enabling next generation technology in flexible organic light emitting diodes (FOLEDs) and thin film photovoltaics. The failure of flexible organic electronic devices occurs because air and moisture can easily […]

ALD NanoSolutions Awarded $622,595 Phase II STTR AFOSR Grant

February 2009 ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. has announced the award of a $622,595 Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for “Protecting Polymers from the Natural Space Environment with Films Grown Using Atomic Layer Deposition.” The award, effective December 8, 2008 – December 7, 2010, will be used to develop customized coating solutions for protecting polymers commonly used on space vehicles from damage due to radiation, ions, and oxidation. The patent pending process of depositing ALD films on polymers will allow the company to protect polymers used on space vehicles with a multifunctional multilayer film containing alumina, titania, and zinc oxide. […]