Forge Nano wins 2017 R&D 100 Award with GM

Friday December 22, 2017 0 comments Tags: Louisville, Forge Nano, Paul Lichty, R&D 100 Awards

LOUISVILLE -- Forge Nano recently won a 2017 R&D 100 Award as co-developer with General Motors for the development of Ultrathin Multifunctional Hybrid Coatings and Processes. 

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 55 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology.forge-nano-logo

“Forge Nano was founded with a vision to deploy precision nano-coatings to make many other technologies safer, less expensive and more efficient,” said Dr. Paul Lichty, company founder and CEO.

“That vision is now a reality, and it is extremely gratifying to be honored by the R&D 100 Awards for introducing one of 2017’s most innovative and influential technology solutions,” said Lichty, who accepted the award at the R&D 100 Conference in Orlando, FLA.

Forge Nano launched in 2013 with breakthrough technology that makes nano-coatings fast, affordable and scalable in manufacturing.

The company specializes in nano-coatings and atomic film deposition, serving functions from corrosion resistance to electrical insulation or conduction.

As demands for next-generation materials become more and more extreme, nano-engineered surface coatings can fulfill the need for enhanced properties and precise characteristics. 

Together with General Motors, Forge Nano developed several ultrathin multifunctional hybrid coatings and processes. These ultrathin (thickness < 5nm) multifunctional coatings solve critical issues involved with gas generation, manganese dissolution induced capacity loss and safety issues associated with polymeric separators.

Forge Nano has developed the technologies that enable scale-up production and commercialization of this innovation for both automotive and non-automotive applications.

The company’s semi-continuous Atomic Layer Deposition systems have a production capacity that makes it possible to implement the advanced surface coating technology into the next generation of lithium ion batteries.

For 55 years, R&D Magazine has bestowed the R&D100 Awards in the following categories: IT/Electrical, Mechanical Devices/Materials, Process/Prototyping, and Software/Services.

Forge Nano and GM’s development of “Ultrathin Multifunctional Hybrid Coatings and Processes” was selected as one of the “100 Most Technologically Significant New Products of the Year” in the Mechanicals/Materials category, and the submission was among 500 finalist innovations.

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