Carbodeon Ltd Oy, the leading nano diamond manufacturer today announced the issuance of one patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers the nano diamond enhanced fluoropolymer coatings, with improved wear and friction properties.Carbodeon’s focus is on industrial application of nanodiamond materials in metal finishing, polymer/fluoropolymer coating and polymer thermal conductivity applications. The hydrogen functionalised nanodiamond dispersion also has a role in seeding of CVD diamond growth where it is superior to traditional materials usually referred to as “Osawa water”.
Carbodeon developed these materials with support from the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) for financing, as well as investment from Enso Ventures and Straightforward Capital. Carbodeon has a strong emphasis on patenting, primarily to assure freedom to operate (FTO) for our customers. Moreover, we are also active in securing approvals from all relevant materials regulatory bodies.
Carbodeon uDiamond® Allegro is a high‐quality, aqueous nanodiamond suspension, containing nanodiamonds in clusters of 100nm up to a few microns.
The surface functionalisation gives the particles a negative zeta potential.
It is used as a means to deploy nanodiamonds in aqueous applications, especially where the pH range is outside the stable region of Carbodeon's nanodiamond dispersions (the fully dispersed nanomaterials such as Andante, Hydrogen D and Vox).
Carbodeon uDiamond® Allegro specific characteristics of the solid material:
- Nanodiamond crystal size 4 - 6 nm
- Nanodiamond content ≥ 97 wt.%
- Oxidisable carbon content ≤ 2.5 wt.%
- Metallic incombustible impurity content ≤ 1.2 wt.%
- Specific surface area ~ 330 m2/g
- Crystal lattice constant 0.3573 ± 0.0005
Carbodeon uDiamond® Allegro specific characteristics in the suspension:
- pH of suspension 4 – 8
- Concentration of nanodiamonds in dispersion 5 wt. %
- Zeta potential: negative
Main application areas include:
- Polishing fluids and pastes
- CVD seeding
- Polymer-diamond composites
- Medical and biological applications
- Thermal management solutions