Cerion, in collaboration with Alfa Aesar, a leading international supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials have launched Nanoparticle Design Services.

Nanoparticle Design Services is a ground-breaking program that allows Alfa Aesar customers an opportunity to engage with Cerion’s expert R&D team. The process begins with a consultation to outline the technical specifications and custom requirements. Development will then commence in the lab or at pilot scale, with commercialization potential to full manufacturing volumes.

Landon Mertz, CEO, Cerion commented “Alfa Aesar has been distributing several of our nanoparticle products for over a year and they have been tremendous partners and are obviously leaders in their industry. Nanoparticle Design Services is a natural evolution in our relationship. Alfa’s sales team is on the front lines and now they will have customized solutions to offer their customers. The fact that Cerion can quickly and cost-effectively commercialize and manufacture these custom materials after initial development should prove to be a very attractive selling proposition to industry.”

A variety of industries are discovering opportunities for next generation products with new, value added properties in applications such as functional coatings, catalysts, additives and printed electronics, based on nanoparticle technology.

The Nanoparticle Design Services will allow customers an opportunity to create disruptive technologies through the development of new performance products. Cerion and Alfa Aesar will work directly with customers to understand their technical specifications and develop custom, high performance nanoparticles to meet R&D needs.

Craig Sergeant, Product Management Supervisor, Alfa Aesar added “Cerion has unique materials and specialist nanoparticle manufacturing capabilities, this collaboration provides a great opportunity for our customers looking for custom nanoparticle designs for next generation products”.

He added “The combination of Alfa Aesar’s research chemical expertise and Cerion’s manufacturing experience will ensure that the exclusive Nanoparticle Design Services enables our customers to obtain the most effective nanoparticles that will drive product performance improvements.”

If you would like to learn more about the service visit: www.nanoparticledesign.com

For more information please contact:
Mrs. Jan Back
Global Marketing Communications Specialist
Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company
Email: jan.back@alfa.com
M: +44 (0)7773 765456
T: +44 (0)1223 598387

About Cerion
Cerion is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance metal, metal oxide and mixed metal nanoparticles. Built on nanotechnology expertise from Eastman Kodak Company, Cerion brings decades of experience developing and manufacturing ultra-small, uniform, stable dispersions of nanoparticles custom designed to achieve specific performance needs in a variety of global industrial products. For more information, please visit:

About Alfa Aesar
Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials. With over 46,000 products listed in its catalogs, Alfa Aesar is the single source for customers’ needs for chemicals and materials in sizes for research and scale up. The Alfa Aesar catalog carries materials for biological research, organic compounds, high purity inorganics, pure elements, alloys, precious metal catalysts, AA/ICP standards and more. Alfa Aesar has sales offices and distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia and a distributor network covering the globe.