June 1, 2015 – C3Nano,Inc. announced today that Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd, (TSE : 4217) and C3Nano have partnered in the joint development of transparent conductive transfer films (TCTFs) using C3nano’s Activegrid™ silver nanowire (AgNW) solution-based inks. The joint partnership enables a new class of flexible, more intuitive touch sensor applications, including those in large panel and curved displays. Hitachi Chemical cited C3Nano’s superior light transmission and low haze in its selection criteria. This, coupled with sheet resistance of 30 to 50 Ohms per square, will enable Hitachi Chemical to deliver TCTFs that offer high conductivity and optical performance on par with ITO.
May 8, 2015 — C3Nano, Inc. announced today that Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. and C3Nano have succeeded in the joint development of next generation silver nanowire (AgNW) transparent inks powered by C3Nano’s Activegrid technology. The deal will meet fast-evolving consumer demand for smarter, flexible phones, tablets and large panel displays. Nissha cited Activegrid’s outstanding overall performance including low haze, superior transparency and high conductivity in its selection criteria. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies are developing and testing technologies to ensure environmental durability of silver nanowire based transparent inks. The joint development agreement represents an important industry milestone as consumer electronics manufacturers look for new solutions suitable for large panel, curved and flexible displays.
April 28, 2015 — C3Nano, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the major supplier of silver nanowire (AgNW) in Asia, Aiden Co. Ltd. of Korea. Recognized as the quality and manufacturing leader in AgNWs, Aiden’s breakthroughs in synthesizing uniform AgNWs at large scale is fueling important innovations in touch sensor applications. In addition to establishing a vertically integrated AgNW supply, the acquisition provides C3Nano a gateway to the critical display market in Korea and greater Asia. The Aiden acquisition solidifies C3Nano’s position as a complete solution provider of premium, TCFs for the flexible display, touch sensor, photovoltaic and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) industries.