Advenira Enterprises, Inc.

Equipment for Nanocomposite Multifunctional Coatings Deposition

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Portfolio company management

Industry Sector 
Coatings and Surface Modification

Production Location 
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Jobs to be created: 25

Investment Started:  2011

Total Budget

1.3  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.96  bln rubles

Production of equipment and provision of services for multifunctional coating deposition using solution derived nanocomposite technology

Advenira Enterprises will manufacture SDN, solution derived nanocomposite, equipment for applying nanocoatings to a variety of surfaces and produce precursors (solution starters) and cartridges. SDN technology has many applications. It can be used to apply coating during manufacture of low-emission architectural glass, for solar cells, displays, microelectronic equipment, and packaging and antibacterial materials.

At present there are several standard approaches for depositing functional nanocomposite films: physical vapor deposition, PVD; chemical vapor deposition, CVD; and several methods for applying a limited number of liquids, in particular the sol-gel process. The latter has many advantages, but its use is limited because the solution precursors have short useful lives. SDN technology is a modification of the sol-gel method that has overcome problems maintaining the precursor solution in its initial state.

Portfolio company Advenira Enterprises, Inc., founded in Silicon Valley in 2010 by a group of Russian scientists, holds the patents for the equipment for depositing nanocomposite coatings.

Areas of application

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy conservation
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Biomedical prostheses

Market

  • Producers of float glass and glass with customized properties, microelectronics, and advanced food packaging

Competitive advantages

  • Lower cost of equipment (20% to 33% of other deposition methods)
  • Lower cost of coatings (10% of other methods)
  • Low energy use to produce coatings
  • Superior coating characteristics: transparent, improved barrier capabilities, resistant to erosion