Posted in | News | Nanomaterials | Nanobusiness

Seashell to Transfer Silver Nanowire Technology to BASF

BASF Corporation and Seashell Technology, a leading nanotechnology company based in San Diego, announced today that BASF has acquired Seashell's technology, patents and know-how for silver nanowires. The acquisition extends BASF's portfolio of solutions offered to the display industry through the company's growing Electronic Materials unit.

"Seashell is an early pioneer in silver nanowire technology and has enabled development of multiple application areas and uses for these unique materials," explained David Schultz, CEO of Seashell. "Seashell is excited to transfer the technology to BASF, which has the expertise and infrastructure to meet the growing demand for silver nanowires."

"Seashell's nanotechnology has long been regarded as best-in-class, and we are very excited to bring this technology platform to BASF," said Lothar Laupichler, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Electronic Materials at BASF. "We will build on this platform and develop innovative, efficient next generation silver nanowires tailored to the needs of our customers in the display industry and strengthen our recognition as a leader in the electronic materials industry."

With unique properties such as higher conductivity and flexibility, silver nanowires are becoming an increasingly attractive alternative to indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conductive layers. Transparent conductors are widely used in today's touch displays in consumer electronics such as mobile phones, tablets or all-in-one PCs.

About Seashell Technology LLC:

Seashell Technology LLC, based in San Diego, California, established in 1996, has over fifteen years of nanomaterial expertise. Seashell is engaged in the development and production of specialty materials and coatings that incorporate micro- and nanoscale features. These materials are supplied to academic and corporate research and development projects and for industrial processes.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    BASF. (2019, February 11). Seashell to Transfer Silver Nanowire Technology to BASF. AZoNano. Retrieved on July 13, 2024 from

  • MLA

    BASF. "Seashell to Transfer Silver Nanowire Technology to BASF". AZoNano. 13 July 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    BASF. "Seashell to Transfer Silver Nanowire Technology to BASF". AZoNano. (accessed July 13, 2024).

  • Harvard

    BASF. 2019. Seashell to Transfer Silver Nanowire Technology to BASF. AZoNano, viewed 13 July 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.