Promethean Particles wins BASF NanoChallenge on Inorganic Nanoparticle Dispersions

Promethean Particles wins BASF NanoChallenge on Inorganic Nanoparticle Dispersions for Large Area Functional Thin Films

Promethean Particles entered a global competition run by BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, which invited companies with novel technologies for producing inorganic nanomaterials. The entrants had to have the ability to produce a large range of high quality materials and with the potential to scale up manufacture in the near future.

Promethean Particles’ entry was entitled “A flexible, scalable and sustainable route to inorganic nanoparticle dispersions”. The entry detailed how the products could be tailored, as well as being formulated for each application. The evidence of the flexible and cost effective manufacturing process was central to the bid, as well as the sustainable nature of the water based synthesis approach.

Promethean Particles was pleased to be shortlisted down the final four and each company had to pitch their proposal to a BASF panel of judges at their North America headquarters at Florham Park, New Jersey. This was similar to a “Dragons Den” event with presentations and a Q and A session.

Despite fierce competition, Promethean was thrilled to win the competition.

BASF New Business GmbH headed the BASF project team. Guido Voit the Managing Director of BASF New Business GmbH said “Their innovative and versatile technology as well as their professional presentation during the pitch, were key reasons behind selecting Promethean Particles as the final winner”

Promethean Particles and BASF are now beginning to explore potential new products and applications for Promethean Particles’ continuous hydrothermal technology.