By Frank Esposito, Plastics News Staff
Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Technology firm Nano-Terra Inc. has struck deals with Bayer Material Science and Honeywell International to develop new polymer surfaces using nanotechnology.
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Nano-Terra will work with Bayer to create films based on Bayer's polycarbonate and polyurethane resins for use in automotive and electronic parts and displays, officials said in a recent news release.
"We are committed to delivering improved films product solutions to our customers through…new technologies such as Nano-Terra's," said Bernd Steinhilber, senior vice president and head of functional films for Leverkeusen, Germany-based Bayer.
With Morristown, New Jersey-based Honeywell, Nano-Terra will research the fabrication of thin films for military and commercial aerospace applications, officials said. Honeywell's product mix includes a variety of specialty resins and films.
Nano-Terra is a privately held firm supported by more than 50 nanotechnology patents held by Dr. George Whitesides of Harvard University.