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Dec 20th, 2012
 
Picosun launches new ALD Picofloat™ particle coating system
 
Picosun Oy, leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer announces the launch of new Picofloat™ particle coating system.
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  • With ALD coatings the surface of the particles can be tailored according to e.g. electrical, optical, physical or chemical properties.

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™ 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™ system is available for all, both old and new PICOSUN™ ALD reactors, up from the reactor model PICOSUN™ R-200 series. 

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. PICOSUN™ ALD systems are in daily production and R&D use in numerous prominent industries and research organizations across four continents.

 

 
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