Ramping-up is a critical step for start-ups! Here we are: the dispersion of nano-zirconia developed by Mathym is now commercially available. After a 3-year development cycle, the Mathym team succeeded in multiplying the production capacity for its new dispersed nano-zirconia by a factor of 30. Indeed, the zilight® production follows an investment in a new industrial reactor. This project was initiated to meet the growing market demand for the development of novel applications.
Technical aspects of zilight®
zilight® is available either doped (with yttria (YSZ), CeO2, Gd2O) or undoped (ZrO2). Mathym’s know-how lead not only to high-end zirconia nanoparticles, but also to state-of-the-art nano-dispersions. zilight® is available dispersed in various solvents & resins:
The solid content can go up to 70% depending on the dispersion medium.
zilight® exhibits a very high refractive index, ideal in the design of high-end optical materials. Moreover, zilight® preserves a high level of transparency in nanocomposites. It will be your favorite nanofiller for encapsulation materials, improving visible LED device efficiency. It can also act as an additive for advanced ceramics (sintering aid), for display materials (refractive index enhancer), or for coatings (scratch resistance).
By making zilight® commercially available, Mathym goes one step further into its diversification strategy implemented in 2015 at Baikowski®. Due to its high refractive index, this product is mainly targeted at the optics and photonics markets. However, the energy & environment markets will benefit from its properties for demanding and emerging technical applications such as fuel cells.
The ceramic nanofillers are nanoparticles of oxides embedded into a matrix of diverse materials (polymers, resins, metal…). The “classical” nanofillers are meant to lower the cost of a material by replacing a higher value material. Furthermore, ceramic nanofillers have the benefit of strengthen the physical properties of the matrix, namely its mechanical, optical or thermal properties.
Moreover, we’ll show here a new type of nanofillers, designed for high performance applications. We are talking about the agglomerate-free nanomaterial dispersions.
Properties of the innovative ceramic nanofillers
The agglomerate-free nanomaterials dispersed in various media are bringing outstanding properties:
High solid loading
Mathym® and Baikowski® are producing several ceramic nanoparticles, which can be used as nanofillers. Here are some examples including high purity alumina (Al2O3) nano-dispersions, titanium dioxide (TiO2), ceria (CeO2) and zirconia (ZrO2), as known as zilight® for Mathym:
The nanoparticles are agglomerate-free and delivered as a suspension. They are also known as nano-dispersions. Well dispersed, these nanoparticles used as nanofillers are solving some paradoxes:
Find us at Ceramics Expo 2021, Aug 30 – Sept 1, Booth 800
Meet us among more than 300 exhibitors dedicated to the entire advanced ceramics and glass manufacturing supply chain. It is a good opportunity to make networking connections and leads in just a couple of days!
In 2021, Ceramics Expo on-site is back in Cleveland Ohio, USA. However, the event will take place in the heart of downtown Cleveland this year. See you at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland!
Come visit our US team for a discussion about your technical challenges and projects. We are always pleased to introduce our product lines & their chemistry. Moreover, you will discover how far we go on customization. Eventually, we may find a way to work together thanks to a new tailor-made product. Open new opportunities of development!
The biggest exhibition on battery industry in China
Baikowski® is looking forward to meeting you at the 14th China International Battery Fair, 16-19 March 2021 in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. This year, our local team is hosted by Gomore, our long-time research and business partner.
Visit the booth 9T081 in hall 9 to meet our local sales manager. Let’s talk about how to take full advantage of high purity alumina in your battery projects! We will also introduce Mathym nano-dispersions dedicated to battery applications.
Meet us at the Aeronautics & Space Innovative Technology Summit (AITS) Bremen, Germany… Wherever you are! Indeed, the event is fully digital this year due to global sanitary situation.
However, our sales and R&D teams are at least as engaged as if it was a physical fair. They are available at any time to answer your questions and discuss around your technical projects.
We will especially focus on Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) applications and Spinel for detection applications.
This virtual event takes place during five days, beginning on September 21st.
Schedule your meeting with a member of Baikowski team and more
The event is completely free-to-attend. Register for free and get access to our showcase of products, profile, interview and additional marketing content. You can already start scheduling your meeting with a member of our US sales team!
Every year, global R&D, sales and finance teams from Baikowski® are gathering for a week of Business Meetings. It is the opportunity to brainstorm on our next innovations to fit the market’s challenges, and to realize how fast our team is growing! Even more with MATHYM this year ☺
Mathym is an innovative company operating in the area of nanomaterials and specialising in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of nanodispersions. Its products are notably used in the biomedical (dental and orthopaedic) sectors, as well as for ceramic, surface coating and 3D printing applications, where they contribute to providing or reinforcing critical properties (such as radio-opacity, refractive index or durability) of composite materials. Mathym, founded in 2013, currently employs 10 persons within its R&D, production, QHSE and support functions.