Industrial Materials (Canada)
Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) produces ceramic whiskers, powders, and custom
advanced materials such as composites and
electronic materials. All products are prepared via hot pressing, heat treating, spray
drying, sol-gel synthesis, and other processes. AIM
provides materials engineering, systems engineering, modeling, and consulting services to
high technology companies.
Aspen Systems was founded in 1984 with the goal of providing research and development
services to its clients. Aspen Systems manufactures a variety of aerogel products such as
aerogel powder, monolithic aerogel, flexible aerogel blankets, and clamshell preformed
Ceramem corporation is a contract research company.
Activities are centered around materials and process
development for the environmental and energy fields and
include chemistry and fabrication of membranes, catalysts,
and advanced ceramic materials. They offer a range og
sol-gel made nanoparticles and membranes.
Cleveland Crystals provides thin-film coatings tailored to the specific needs of its
customers and optimized for the characteristics of each type of substrate.
Dielectric, metallic, Sol-Gel, Hybrid, and Moisture Barrier films provide a wide range of
properties to enhance the performance of both linear and nonlinear optics
||Chemat Technology Inc.
Specialized on sol-gel chemical precursors, processing equipment and R&D research
Manufacturer of large area anti-reflection coatings, hot mirrors, cold mirrors, beam
splitters, etc.. by a proprietary sol-gel technology
||Energy Labs Thin-films
Specialized sol-gel formulations, heat transfer coatings, coating analysis and
Technologies, LLCWeb site describes sol-gel research and capabilities of ENKI
Technologies LLC. We consult in areas of process and equipment development
and applications such as electrochromic technology. ENKI has well equipped
laboratories to conduct processing and characterization of sol-gel
FEW Research and Development company (GE)
Functional Layers, Organic fine synthesis, Sol-Gel Technology
FEW's expertise in the area of Sol-Gel is in the production of metal oxides sols in polar
or protic media and in the production of functionalized sols for hybrids and
The Development and Production of Oxide Colloidal Sol (Water
Dispersed Silica Sol, Organic Solvent Dispersed Silica Sol),
Protection Coating Solutions (Scratch-resistance Coating
Solution. Anti-corrosion Coating Solution). Functional
Coating Solutions (Anti-fogging Coating Solution,
Anti-contamination Coating Solution).
Geltech offers a variety of precision glass aspheric lenses,
traditional optics, sol-gel derived optics, porous substrates and
advanced sol-gel made ceramic powders
Design and manufacturing services for custom made diffractive and
refractive micro optics. They deliver prototypes, designs, replication
masters. In-house capabilities include laser-writing, UV embossing, hot
embossing for mass replication of diffractive and refractive
microstructures in polymers or sol-gel hybrids
Glass Technologies, Inc (USA)
Customized sol-gel formulations. Low index UV-curable
hybrids for photonic applications.
||Industrial Research Limited (New Zeeland)
Expertise in Catalysis, Metal alkoxides synthesis and related materials, Sol-Gel
processing. The team has developed a new technologies for producing metal alkoxides directly
from the oxides.
Commercialize chemical precursors
with some specialties for sol-gel processing (PZT, LPZT)
Inostek is a technology oriented start up company in
Korea. Their develop a proprietary Sol-Gel technology
for Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FeRAM)
films. They also provide services on high dielectric
materials for DRAM, noble metal deposition
technologies, IR sensors and MEMS.
Lumenon patented PHASIC technology combines the best
features of organic polymers and the best features of
glass to produce a sophisticated hybrid material for
International Inc (U.S.A)
MKT offers both silica and carbon aerogels in various forms and size
Ltd (Ireland) (updated
||Nanogate Technologies GmbH (updated)
Nanogate Technologies GmbH is one of the leading
manufacturers of products using chemical nanotechnology and Sol-Gel methods. Depending on
customer requirements, nanogate develops tailor-made solutions based on nanocomposites,
develops key materials for high-tech products in the commercial fields of non-stick
coatings, scratch-resistant products, corrosion resistance, nanoceramics and
NanoPore is an advanced material development and commercialization company
specializing in aerogels and other high performance porous materials.
||NTC Nanotech Coatings GmbH
Nano-technological coating materials by NTC protect the surfaces of a wide variety of materials from environmental and mechanical
corrosion. The basis for most of these nano- materials for protecting surfaces is the sol-gel process
based on inorganic-organic hybrid polymers.
||Ocean Optics, Inc. (USA)
is a diversified electro-optics technology firm and a
leader in optical sensing, optical networking, display optics and biophotonics
OceanOptics commercialize Fiber
optic sensors some of them using sol-gel technology
Prinz Optics GmbH is a manufacturer of "coatings on glass"
and fibre-optics" for medical applications, lighting, photography,
laser devices, spectroscopy, sensors, etc. Sol-gel is one of the process
used for the coatings
PROTAVIC offers the following range of products for
PSG: Organometallic precursors, HSG: Hybrid
precursors for hybrid materials, OSG: Metallic oxides, as
oligomers solution or colloidal suspension, SGF: Ready to
use formulations, for functional coating in industry
||Production Technology of Sol-gel
Institute of Glass and Special Fibreglass China Building Materials Academy
Coating production for buildings since 1987.
Performance Fibers, Inc.
Rath Ceramic fiber products are based on aluminosilicate
fibers and ALTRA high alumina fibers, manufactured using a
proprietary sol-gel process
The core competence of the young start-up company SolSens Ltd. is the
sol-gel technology. SolSens is producing sol-gel coatings and sol-gel
sensors. We are also manufacturing temperature measurements systems
based on these sensors.
A sol-gel company located in Irvine, California. Simax use Chemical
Solution Gelation ( CSG) and Chemical Solution Deposition (CSD), two
proprietary technologies to manufacture a variety of products such as
ultra pure optical fiber preforms, Optical fibers, micro-lenses Array
waveguide gratings etc addressing product needs for the photonic
||Quantum Dot Corporation
Quantum Dot Corporation is commercializing a powerful new tool that is
revolutionizing biological discovery. The company's pioneering work is built around
quantum dot (Qdot) particles, tiny crystals developed at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Melbourne.
These crystals, which are a ten-millionth of an inch in size, enable powerful new
approaches to genetic analysis, drug discovery, and disease diagnostics. Quantum Dot
Corporation holds exclusive rights to Qdot particles from these institutions, and will
produce its first products in the autumn of 2001.
Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd. (SGT) is a private early-stage company committed to the
development and commercialization of safer and more effective healthcare products
utilizing proprietary sol-gel technology, which enables room temperature entrapment of
organic and bioactive molecules in silica glass beads.Commercializing products and chemicals for
health care developed by the Sol-Gel group of David Avnir.
||Sustainable Technologies Australia Ltd
The company develops sustainable energy products for manufacture and technology
transfer. Among the commercialized technologies: Sol-Gel made solar cells based on TiO2
sensitized nanoparticles and sol-gel electrochromics.
||Taasi Aerogel Technologies
Manufacturing and fabrication of aerogel products,
development of aerogel-based technologies for a variety of applications.
TAL Materials, Inc. uses a patented flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) process for the direct production of un-agglomerated, often single crystal, mono-
and mixed-metal oxide nanopowders. The commercial ultrafine powder production FSP method
has been modified to allow for powder production from a variety of solution based
Technical know-how of TAL Materials
includes: The FSP mono- and mixed-metal oxide nanopowder production process, Inexpensive
high-purity silicon and derivatives (polymers, additives) production process,
Aluminosilicate polymer precursor processes, Cubic organic-inorganic hybrid methods (cubic
silisesquioxanes or POSS), Nanocomposite precursor materials.
Materials for Photonic, Electronics, Fuel Cells, Catalysis, single and mixed metal
precursors are already available for purchasing.
Techniweave is involved with the specialty weaving of advanced high temperature and structural
fibers, the development and manufacture of advanced fiber preforms, and ceramic matrix
composites made by sol-gel processing techniques and resin matrix composites using
Terahertz Photonics have the broiad range of capabilities to make
Photonic Integrated Circuits-advanced planar components for optical
telecoms. They developed a sol-gel
process that deposits the 8µm thick silica layers necessazry for
single mode optical components
TWI is an independent contract research and technology
organization near Cambridge, UK. TWI's Advanced
Materials and Processes Department has developed a
sol-gel technique for producing scratch resistant and
water repellent films
ceramics (U.S.A) (updated
Sol-gel processed fibers Al2O3 (Nextel720/610), Al2O3-SiO2-B2O3
(Nextel312/440), Al2O3-SiO2 (Nextel550). You can download the 3M Nextel Technical
Notebook (55 pages).More links on sol-gel
derived products .
also an online paper on "HIGH
PERFORMANCE OXIDE FIBERS FOR METAL AND CERAMIC COMPOSITES"
by D. M. Wilson and L. R. Visser Presented at the Processing
of Fibers & Composites Conference, Barga, Italy, May 22,