Forge Nano assembles complete & exclusive intellectual property rights portfolio for Lithium-Ion battery production using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology
Company also named a finalist for prestigious R&D100 Awards
LOUISVILLE, Colo., September 11, 2017 — Forge Nano today announced that it has assembled exclusive intellectual property rights to produce safer, longer-lasting Lithium-Ion battery products with the company’s breakthrough high throughput Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) coating technology.
The company secured key exclusive IP licensing agreements and made significant IP acquisitions in 2017 to round out the IP portfolio for ALD coated battery materials, production process and other patents issued directly to Forge Nano by the USPTO.
Forge Nano also announced that it had been named a finalist for the prestigious R&D100 Awards as Co-Developer with General Motors. The R&D 100 Awards have long been considered the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation. Winners will be announced in November.
“We’re really pleased with the progress Forge Nano has made over the past year,” said Paul Lichty, CEO and Co-founder of Forge Nano. “Simultaneously finalizing our IP rights while completing the design, build and commissioning of our high throughput ALD coating tool capable of coating 2.5 metric tons per day gives our hard working team an incredible amount of satisfaction. And being honored as an R&D100 Awards finalist shows we’re racing forward, but we will certainly celebrate these milestones.”
Completion of the IP roll-up initiative enables Forge Nano’s customers and partners to confidently incorporate ALD surface modification coatings in battery products for enhanced safety, lifetime, end-use performance in cost-competitive, scale manufacturing.
There are multiple avenues for battery companies to go-to-market with Forge Nano:
- Battery producers and supply-chain companies are invited to submit licensing offers through the end of the year for consideration in Forge Nano’s first round of field-limited licensing agreements.
- Manufacturing systems that enable R&D and low-cost manufacturing of ALD-enabled battery materials are currently available under Forge Nano’s equipment sale and licensing model.
- Customers can outsource production to Forge Nano, which maintains the world’s largest manufacturing capacity for ALD-enabled materials. A 750 ton-per-year commercial production plant recently commissioned in Louisville, Colorado is capable of handling aggressive demand volumes and price points for large-scale Li-ion market manufacturing. Forge Nano will begin delivering materials under several supply contracts beginning this year.
- Forge Nano is available to fully manage customer manufacturing facilities and operations.
For more information visit www.ForgeNano.com
About Forge Nano: Based in Louisville, Colo., Forge Nano, previously known as PneumatiCoat Technologies, is a global leader in surface engineering and precision nano-coating technology. Forge Nano’s proprietary technology and manufacturing processes make angstrom-thick coatings fast, affordable and commercially viable for a wide range of materials, applications and industries including handling and coating air-sensitive materials found in Li-ion batteries, nanoscale metal powders for electrodes used in electronic devices, hygroscopic halide-based materials, and many others.