Portfolio Companies

Microbor Nanotech

Cutting Tools from Cubic Boron Nitride Nanopowder

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Microbor Holding

Industry Sector 
Nanomaterials

Production Location 
Vladimir

Investment Started:  2010

Total Budget

1.20  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.96  bln rubles

New generation of composite materials made of cubic and nanocubic boron nitride and instruments of these composites

Cutting tools made of superhard cubic boron nitride nanopowderCutting tools made of superhard cubic boron nitride nanopowder, second only to diamonds in hardness, will be used for rough, final, and extra-final finishes, primarily in mechanical and automotive engineering, mining, and the aerospace industry.

The improved physical properties of tools made with CBN nanopowder (microhardness, wear, and heat resistance) yield much better performance while reducing their cost of operation by as much as 60 percent.

The project has set up the complete production cycle from synthesis of CBN nanopowder to manufacturing of the cutting tools.

Areas of application

  • Metalwork

Competitive advantages

  • Higher durability and resistance to abrasion
  • Order of magnitude greater productivity from instruments of cubic boron nitride