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Ultra-thin coatings technology

Chemicals company Nouryon and US-based startup Forge Nano will join forces to develop ultra-thin coatings for batteries and catalysts. The companies say that they will use atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology to develop coatings for new applications.

While Forge Nano develops nano-coating technology, Nouryon can supply the metalorganic building blocks, including trimethylaluminum (TMAL) and diethylzinc (DEZ).

‘These building blocks enable ultra-thin coatings to be engineered and assembled one atomic layer at a time onto the surface of materials, enhancing their physical properties without affecting overall functionality, which opens up entirely new frontiers on material performance,’ said Dr Paul Lichty, founder and CEO of Forge Nano. ‘It is now possible to control coating surfaces at the sub-nanoscale level and produce them at a commercial scale.’

Nouryon says that this agreement is part of the company’s focus on collaborative innovation to develop new products and technologies.

This story uses material from Nouryon, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.