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
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 full-size production equipment.
By combining their deep knowledge of ALD, the collaboration offers customers
an unmatched global center of excellence in the field. Together, these two companies
will bring Particle ALD™ to the market as mature technology, economically feasible
applications and robust and reliable equipment.
In the words of Sampo Ahonen, Beneq CEO: "This collaboration is a welcome
addition to the growing ALD expertise of Beneq. Beneq, primarily being an equipment
manufacturer, will benefit greatly from the input from ALD NanoSolutions. With
this agreement, Beneq is taking a decisive step into the realm of particle and
powder ALD, a field we see great potential in and in which we want grow and
serve our customers. The first focus applications for particle and powder ALD
will be in the area of Li-ion batteries and new materials. Of all the ALD manufacturers
in the world today, it is truly gratifying to be the one ALD NanoSolutions,
the forerunner in advanced ALD powder applications today, chose to partner with."
Jeff Lints, ALD NanoSolutions Vice President, commented further: "We are
excited that this collaboration with Beneq will provide our mutual customers
with a total solution, something we have heard from them for some time. ALD
NanoSolutions will continue to meet customers’ immediate and long term
material and material development needs, while Beneq’s outstanding reputation
in providing reactor systems will give our customers the opportunity to develop
their applications with the technology in a cohesive and seamless manner. The
collaboration will offer customers faster development cycles and economical
advantages to compete with in their marketplace."