NanoMarkets and Applications
The broad market segment in which NanoMech is competing is nanomanufacturing. NanoMech has focused on platform nanomanufacturing technologies that offer a broad range of high value market opportunities:
Solid lubricant coating on top of base hard coating to provide lubricity and wear resistance. One version of this uses a patent-pending biomimetic approach in which the surface of the base coating is similar to that of a lotus leaf and the solid lubricant resides in reservoirs created by the peaks and valleys of the underlying hard layer so that it can replenish itself. Tribological nanocoatings are projected to grow from $84 million annual market in 2007 to $618 million by 2012.
Nanoparticles embedded polymers, fiber matrix and surfaces offering properties such as antimicrobial and ability to extend life of fresh produce and reduce waste. Patent pending process for low cost nanoparticles based additive that are embedded in the polymers.