Platform technologies are high potential but tough to commercialize

August 01, 2018 | Case Study

NBD Nanotechnologies develops nanoparticle additives for coatings and plastics, which impart hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. NBD Nano uses contract manufacturers to make coating and additive products, including glass coatings, metal coatings, paint additives, and plastic additives, but the company's revenue is currently derived mostly from joint R&D. BASF invested $8 million in NBD in 2017.

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