Beneq Oy (FI) strengthens
its position as supplier to the glass industry by "Introducing Real Nanotechnology
to the Glass Industry" and announcing the on-going joint development project
and collaboration with AGC Flat Glass Europe (BE) for Beneq's nanotechnology-based
glass coating technology, nHALO®.
Beneq's unique coating technology and equipment combined with AGC Flat Glass
Europe's extensive experience in the field of glass production and manufacturing
technology and knowhow concerning the use of the glass products enables extensive
development and commercialization of nHALO-technology. The commercialization
of nHALO will cover a wide range of coating applications and these applications
will gradually enter into flat glass markets.
"Collaboration with AGC Flat Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass
is a significant step further for Beneq to introduce nanotechnology solutions
to flat glass. AGC Flat Glass Europe's resources and know-how gives Beneq valuable
information about industry needs and helps us speed up the commercialization
of nHALO technology and equipment", says Mr. Sampo Ahonen, CEO of Beneq.
Beneq's proprietary nHALO-technology and applications are designed for producing
functional surfaces on glass enabling synthesis, deposition and diffusion of
nanoparticles in and/or on the surface of glass. In the nAERO-process, submicron
droplets are directly deposited on hot glass and form a uniform film and the
process can be adapted to the transport speeds of glass production and post-processing
lines. The main applications for nAERO are low-emissivity and TCO-coatings on
glass. Beneq ALD Thin Film Systems are designed for depositing oxides, nitrides
and sulfides on metals, polymers and biocompatible materials. ALD applications
are applied to optical, tribological, passivation and primer layer high precision
thin films for flat and complex 3D-products.