Analytical skills & tailor-made oxide solutions

How do we design tailor-made powders and slurries thank to our in-house analytical skills?

Listen to Livia MARRA explanations, our Senior Project Manager, in this short video.

 

” Hello, my name is Livia Marra. I have been working for Baikowski since 2012. I started as a trainee engineer before becoming a R&D project manager.

Baikowski is a 115-year-old company, specialized in high purity alumina and many other oxide powders.
Our headquarters and manufacturing plant are located in Poisy, in France. We have another manufacturing plant in the United States, a joint venture in Japan and several sales offices around the world.
Mathym joined us in 2019 and is specialized in nano-dispersions. This branch of Baikowski enables us to expand our product offering and expand in new markets such as the dental one.

We address several markets including automotive, electronics, medical, watch & jewelry, aerospace & defense and cover applications in ceramics, polishing and batteries.
With so many high-end applications, we have great analytical needs, either to respond to our client demands, or to anticipate their needs. That’s why we are always looking for ways to improve our products characterization. For this purpose, we bought the “Calvet Pro of Setaram” that provides us thermogravimetric and DSC analyses.

As an example, we use it to measure the moisture absorption of our alumina powders. In lithium-ion battery applications, we know we can’t have water as it would interfere with lithium metal. By figuring out the mass uptake by a powder during its exposure to a humidity air flow, we are able to calculate the absorption rate of a powder.

For catalytic applications, the device allows to inform customers on the acidity/basicity of our products, their ability to absorb different type of gas.

We can also assess the mass lost of a powder with blinder system or the decomposition temperature of a special product. In addition, we can carry out a synthesis knowing the transformation temperature of the powder.

As a conclusion, thanks to the flexibility of this device and our analytical skills, we can meet a lot of our customers’ expectations. ”

Learn more on slurry customization

 

Baikowski® and Mathym® at Spie Photonics 2023

Visit us at Spie Photonics West 2023

This well-known trade fair showcases the latest advances in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, MOEMS-MEMS and quantum technologies.

Baikowski® and Mathym®, a branch of Baikowski® specialized in nanodispersions, will attend together Spie Photonics West 2023 from Saturday, 28 January to Thursday, 2 February at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Our solutions for the optics and photonics markets

We will be pleased to welcome you on booth 3032 to discuss our submicronic and nano-solutions. This is the opportunity to discover or rediscover the nano-zirconia zilight from Mathym, 5 nm in size, with remarkable refractive index modulation in transparent materials, and Baikowski’s phosphor, spinel and polishing solutions.

Without waiting the event, we suggest a glance at our Inorganic Detectors White Paper if you are looking for high quantum efficiency solutions for your detection systems.

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Inorganic detectors: 4N submicron aluminate powders & doping solutions

Baikowski®supports Handi, Move & Fun

Why the Rally des Gazelles ?

Baikowski® is committed to a strong Corporate Social Responsability policy with values focus on gender equity, disabilities inclusion and innovation promotion. Today we are proud to announce our support to Léa’s Team crew, racing on behalf of Handi, Move & Fun during the 32nd Rallye des Gazelles that will take place from March 3 to 18, 2023.

Léa’s crew is racing on behalf of Handi, Move & Fun during the 32nd Rallye des gazelles

Since 1990, the Rallye des Gazelles has been a unique, responsible and citizen race, that gather women from 18 to 71 years old each year in the Moroccan desert. It is based on three pillars: woman commitment, respect of the environment and positive citizen actions.

The racers, selected on their motivation and a non-discrimination basis on grounds of nationality, experience, background or age, are involved in an adventure that:

  • promote tolerance, solidarity and perseverance values,
  • respect the country crossed thanks to the solidarity actions carried out,
  • is environment friendly. In fact, The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is the only race certified ISO 14001 since 2010 in the world.

Handi, Move and Fun & Baikowski® common values

Freedom, Equality, Accessibility!

Created in 2022, Handi, Move & Fun aims at enabling each child with a physical, mental or sensory disability to practise sport and make their rehabilitation playful at the same time. The association allows them to benefit from specific equipments and to rediscover the pleasure to take part in sport activities with their peers without disabilities, especially their family!

The association has various missions such as:

  • raising awareness among the public and parents of children with disabilities on the issue of accessibility and inclusive sport,
  • giving tips and advice to adapt activities to children with disabilities,
  • raising funds to subsidize sports sessions thanks to a specific equipment rental or purchase for all needed families, especially with a limited budget.

More information available on www.handimovefun.com

 

 

Ceramics Expo 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio

Visit us at Ceramics Expo 2022, Aug. 30-31, booth 1224

Do not miss this leading event in the Ceramics Industry in north America. For many years, Ceramics Expo has been the place to discover the latest materials and technologies. In fact, the trade show gathers more than 350 exhibitors of the the whole supply chain.

Once again, Baikowski International Corporation is looking forward to see you there, on booth 1224, in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Find us here, close to the entrance!

Baikowski booth plan at Ceramics Expo 2022 - Ohio - USA

And discover our new ready to use range of slurries

Ceramics Expo 2022 is not only an opportunity to discuss your technical challenges, but also to discover our new SLA range of products. 

Discover alumina slurries

Ceramitec 2022, here we are!

Find us at Ceramitec 2022, June 21 – 24, Hall C2 Booth 513

Meet us among more than 350 exhibitors at the meeting point for the international ceramics industry. It is a good opportunity to share expertise and make connections in just a few days! Ceramitec is also taking place at the same time as Analytica & Automatica.

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We have come such a long way since the last edition of ceramitec in 2018!

Ceramitec on-site is back in Munich, Germany. We are looking forward to welcome you at our booth #513 in hall C2. A large part of our teams will be there. Indeed, R&D, sales & marketing teams from Baikowski & Mathym will be happy to help you regarding your technical challenges and projects. Let’s take advantage of the event to investigate a custom-made solution for your needs!

More than 350 exhibitors are expected at ceramitec this year. Do not hesistate to peruse the exhibitors list.

Find our new booth close to the hall C3:

You cannot wait for it? Nor can we!

Do you want to visit the fair but do not have your voucher yet? We have a limited quantity of free visitor passes!

Contact us to request your free pass

Zilight®an ultra-small nanozirconia product

The nano-dispersion zilight® from Mathym®

Since zilight® is commercially available, it has been a growing success for our start-up Mathym. In fact, zilight® meets high-end applications where small particle size is key and do not have real competitive products. Thanks to its high refractive index, this product is mainly targeted at the optics and photonics markets. However, the energy & environment markets should benefit from its properties for demanding and emerging technical applications such as fuel cells.

Nano-dispersion of zirconia zilight® by Mathym

Technical aspects of the nanozirconia product 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:

  • water, alcohol, polyol, acetone, MEK
  • select organic solvents
  • methacrylate or acrylate-based resin
  • silicone oils, customer specific monomer mixture, e.g.: epoxy & fluorene (under development)

The solid content can go up to 70% depending on the dispersion medium.LED device shutterstock

zilight® nanomaterial applications

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).

Do you want to know more? Visit this page on Mathym website.

Download the nanozirconia Zilight leaflet

 

Batteries European Partnership – BEPA

What are Batt4EU and the BEPA?

Batt4EU is a battery-focused partnership which was initiated under the Horizon Europe Programm. This European partnership aims at reaching a competitive and sustainable industrial value-chain for batteries inside the old continent. It brings the vision to drive the transformation towards a carbon-neutral society.

The BEPA stands for Battery European Partnership Association.

 

This association constitutes the private side of Batt4EU – the public side being the European Commission. The BEPA regroups all the battery stakeholders from the European Research Community. It was created in 2020.

Baikowski joined the BEPA in early 2021. In december 2021, there were already 180 members.

Advanced materials & manufacturing BEPA working group

The main mission of Technical Working Groups (TWGs) is to identify, prioritize and draft the Research & Innovation topics which will be submitted to the European Commission as recommendations for the next Horizon Europe Work Programs. There are six TWGs in total, in order to cover the whole value chain.

Baikowski is part of the 2nd Technical Working Group : Advanced materials and manufacturing.

By being part of the BEPA, Baikowski goes one step further into the research in the battery field.

The influence of HPA in the Li-ion battery

Indeed, we are convinced that fine oxides, including high purity alumina, will play a key role in the future of the battery. This future is full of challenges; make the battery safer, smaller, last longer and increase its energy density. We believe that our products can play a part in taking up those challenges thanks to the high level of control we have on their properties.
Let’s take an example of downsizing. First of all, we highly control the particle size and size distribution of our powders. If our fine particles of Al2O3 are used as a filler or as coated layer for Li-ion battery separator, then the thickness of the Al2O3 layer is also closely monitored. In the end of the day, the thickness of the finished separator is also highly controlled and contributes to downsizing the battery cell.

Learn more about Batt4EU & the BEPA on their website: bepassociation.eu

Ceramic nanofillers

What is the purpose of a ceramic nanofiller?

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
  • High transmittance
  • Low viscosity.

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:

Mathym Nanoparticles dispersed Al2O3, TiO2, CeO2, ZrO2

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:

filyxio®, YbF3 nanoparticles Mathym

  • Radio-opacity / High transmittance, especially for the product YbF3 of Mathym, filyxio®
  • Low sintering temperature / High density of the ceramic
  • High refractive index / Low light scattering

Hence, the upper properties find their applications in several markets such as medical, technical ceramics, electronics, optronics…

Do you want to know more about our innovative ceramic nanofillers?

Contact us

Ceramics Expo 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio

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!

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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!

Find our new booth very close to the entrance:

Floo plan Ceramics expo 2021 Cleveland

You cannot wait for it? Nor can we!

Register for a free pass

Meet us at CIBF 2021

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.

Find Baikowski at CIBF 2021
Preview our booth at CIBF 2021

 

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.

View our products for battery application

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