The technology was developed by a leading European chemical company, and the transfer of title has been completed as part of a negotiated package.

The new process is primarily aimed at metal nanoparticles and complements IML’s existing high temperature DC plasma processing platform that produces inorganic nanoparticles.
“There will be some markets and materials applications where clients will find this to be a better option for them on cost or performance,” said Ian Clark, Sales & Marketing Director of IML. “This new platform has the potential to deliver lower cost products where highly specialised processing, such as the rapid cooling or the exclusion of air that our thermal plasma route offers, is not required.”
It is expected that products from this system will be developed during the second half of 2010.