Nano start-up SALD opens up to investors
SALD BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), a specialist in the surface technology "Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition" (SALD), is opening up to investors for the first time. "We have largely completed the technological development, achieved first commercial successes on the world market and are now ready to accelerate growth through outside capital," says CEO Frank Verhage.
He elaborates: "Our multi-patented process to apply coatings as thin as a single atom on an industrial scale has the potential to revolutionise entire industries." The company expects sales to double in 2022, as they did last year.
Nanocoatings, which are composed of atom-thin layers of different substances stacked on top of each other, are considered "the next big thing". They are the key technology for solar panels with the highest efficiency, organic electronic chips with 5- to 7-nanometre structures, wafer-thin tear-resistant packaging films, technotextiles with novel properties and batteries that power electric cars for well over 1000 kilometres without recharging. After decades of laboratory research, SALD boss Frank Verhage is convinced that the cross-sectional technology of "Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition" (SALD) required for this is on the threshold of industrial mass production. About 45 industrial companies worldwide are reported to be interested in integrating SALD technology into their production processes. The new capital will be used to expand research and production.
With "Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition", SALD has developed a worldwide unique, patented process to apply coatings on an industrial scale that are as thin as a single atom. These atomic coatings will revolutionise entire industries, including the production of battery cells for cars and smart devices, the textile/fashion industry and the solar energy sector.
Caption: SALD is open for investors for the first time (photo: SALD BV)