GA --- 06-03-2006--- nGimat Co. announced today
the recent issuances of a U.S. patent and a Canadian
patent directed to thin films (i.e. films 10 microns
thick and less), laminates of thin films, and methods
of producing thin films. Thin films and thin film
laminates produced in accordance with these patents
have a wide variety of technical applications including
corrosion-resistance, moisture barriers, gas barriers,
and protective coatings for electronic and ceramic
U.S. Patent No. 6,939,576, entitled "Polymer Coatings",
is directed to methods of producing thin film polymer
coatings from solutions or dispersions of polymeric
resins. A fluid containing the polymer is applied as finely atomized droplets
to a surface to form a fluid film. Concurrently, a flame is applied to the
fluid film to drive off any water or solvent and to fuse and/or cure the polymer
to form the thin film coating. The methods of this patent are suitable for
applying a wide variety of polymers, both thermoplastic and thermoset. One
important application of this technology is the coating of plastic beverage
bottles to substantially enhance gas barrier properties. Thin films of uniform
high quality are deposited in an environmentally friendly and cost efficient
Canadian Patent No. 2,296,505, entitled "Corrosion-Resistant Multilayer Coatings",
is directed to unique laminates of inorganic thin films. These thin film laminates
are used to provide a moisture barrier and corrosion-resistance to metal substrates.
The thin films of the laminates are primarily a variety of metal oxides and
metal phosphates. The deposition methods taught in this patent produce films
that, while very thin, are extremely durable and well-bonded to the substrates.
The thinness of the films results in protected substrates having dimensions
substantially unaltered from their pre-coated states, and in many cases, appearance
substantially unaltered. There are already two U.S. Patents (Nos. 6,214,473
and 6,416,870) in place that protect nGimat's coatings and associated process
With these new patents, nGimat has a portfolio of 36 U.S. patents, 47 non-U.S.
patents and is prosecuting over 125 patent applications.
nGimat Co. is a cost-effective manufacturer and innovator of engineered nanomaterials
in the following areas: nanopowders, thin films and devices. nGimat's Combustion
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) and NanoSpraySM Processes along with its
Nanomiser® Device enable synthesis of nanoparticles and thin films.
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