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Buhler Group (Nanotechnology)

Company Address

13105 12th Ave. North
Plymouth, MN, 55441-4509

Contact Information

Steffen Pilotek

Company Description

Buhler Nanotechnology develops and manufactures dispersions of nanoscaled metal oxides by combination of chemical and mechanical expertise. Buhler Nanotechnology is part of Buhler Group, a global leader in the field of process engineering. Buhler operates in over 140 countries and has a total payroll of about 7,800 worldwide. In fiscal 2010, the Group generated sales (turnover) of CHF 1.9 billion.

Date founded
Buhler was founded in 1860, Nanotechnology activities started in 2002.

Markets served
Paints, Coatings, Inks & Graphics, Adhesives, and Sealants.

Buhler Nanotechnology converts agglomerated metal oxide nanopowders into stable nano dispersions using a chemomechanical process. The process combines chemical surface modification and mechanical stress. The technology enables dispersing nanoparticles into various liquids like water, organic solvents, monomers, and product formulations. Buhler formulates such dispersions further into ready-to-use additives to achieve highest performance, efficiency and compatibility.

Technical Services
Buhler Nanotechnology publishes literature including starting point formulas, and offers technical support including lab support for its customers. Opportunities include development and production of tailor made metal oxide nanoparticle dispersions for specific customer requirements.

Major Products
• Oxylink™ is a formulated additive for water based coatings. It results in improved resistance properties such as solvent rub, blocking, humidity, and efflorescence resistance. In addition it accelerates drying without reducing the open time.

• Standard nano-dispersions of titania, zinc oxide, and iron oxide offer a fast and easy approach to nanomaterials for a variety of applications.
Global Capabilities (production facility locations)
Production of nanomaterials is located at Group Headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland. The products are available worldwide.

Sales, Technical, European and Asian Contacts

USA/ Canada:
Dr. Steffen Pilotek, Business Development Director Buhler Inc. (Nanotechnology).
Phone: +1 512 466 8005
Email: Steffen.pilotek@buhlergroup.com

Europe/ Asia
Dr. Detlef Burgard, Senior Manager Buhler PARTEC GmbH.
Phone: +49 (0) 681 394 6550
Email: Detlef.Burgard@buhlergroup.com
Dr. Klaus Steingröver, Head of R&D/Technical Sales Buhler PARTEC GmbH.
Phone: +49 (0) 681 394 6550
Email: Klaus.Steingroever@buhlergroup.com

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