Picosun Launches new Picofloat(TM) Particle Coating System
ESPOO, Finland, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Picosun Oy, leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer announces the
launch of new Picofloat(TM) particle coating system. The new design will further
complement Picosun’s versatile ALD equipment range and make thin film coatings on powder
and particle samples even easier than before.
Powder materials form the basis of a huge number of industrial products, catalysts for
chemistry and biochemistry, solid state batteries, pigments, additives for e.g. rubber,
paper, plastic, cardboard and food, and medical and cosmetic substances being just a few
examples. With ALD coatings the surface of the particles can be tailored according to e.g.
electrical, optical, physical or chemical properties or the particles can be
functionalized for completely new actions. Catalyst manufacturing with ALD is also more
environmentally-friendly than conventional, wet chemistry -based methods. Carbon-based
nanomaterials such as carbon nanoparticles, -wires and -tubes, on the other hand, have
almost unlimited number of applications in e.g. tomorrow’s electronics, energy production
and storage and with ALD coatings, also those materials can be modified to realize
completely new, unprecedented products, devices and applications.
In the Picofloat(TM) particle coating system the powder to be coated is in a constant
motion which ensures uniform ALD film formation on every particle down to nano-scaled
dimensions. Picofloat(TM) system is available for all, both old and new PICOSUN(TM) ALD
reactors, up from the reactor model PICOSUN(TM) R-200 series.
“There is a huge demand for efficient powder and particle coating ALD equipment and
already a large number of customers are requesting our new Picofloat(TM) system. We are
happy to launch this yet another novelty to the market, after long development work.
Picofloat(TM) particle coating system will meet our customers’ needs now and in the future
and enables our breakthrough to yet new ALD markets,” states Mr. Timo Malinen, COO of
Picosun Oy is a Finland-based, world-wide operating manufacturer of state-of-the-art
ALD systems, representing continuity to almost four decades of pioneering, exclusive and
groundbreaking ALD reactor design and manufacturing. Picosun’s global headquarters are
located in Espoo, Finland, its production facilities in Kirkkonummi, Finland, US
headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, and its Asian headquarters in Singapore. Today,
PICOSUN(TM) ALD systems are in daily production and R&D use in numerous prominent
industries and research organizations across four continents.
CONTACT: Juhana Kostamo, Managing Director (email email@example.com; tel.
SOURCE Picosun Oy