Since its inception in 2007, Cerion has recognized that for nanomaterials to achieve meaningful commercial adoption, our customers would require access to rapid design of nanoparticles for application testing, precision control over technical attributes of the nanoparticle, robust scale-up process, and cost-effective manufacturing systems with high repeatability.

We understand that developing in-house advanced expertise in nanomaterials is expensive and time-intensive, but that shouldn’t stop companies from utilizing them to improve their products and create value for their customers.  We provide the expertise and materials our customers require, while their teams stay focused on developing their products.

After a decade of aggressive investment, we have developed the unique capability to support the full lifecycle needs of custom nanomaterial development for our customers.  Our depth of experience in materials science along with our state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and best practices allow us to develop solutions to complex nanomaterial design challenges — where other companies fail to deliver.

At the same time, our Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process ensures the nanomaterials made in the lab today can cost-effectively scale-up to manufacturing to meet our customer’s needs for commercialization tomorrow.

Due to the breadth of inorganic nanomaterials we work with, we have perfected this approach across a range of synthetic pathways based on our customer’s desired nanomaterial technical, cost and performance requirements to ensure they get exactly what they need, when they need it and at the volumes required to support their commercial goals.

Design

Enabling a high degree of precision control over nanoparticle size and technical attributes to maximize material performance

Scale-Up

Proven ability to scale-up nanoparticles 1,000 to 10,000 times their lab-scale counterparts while preserving critical technical attributes important to their performance

Manufacturing

Ensuring that customers can acquire nanoparticles cost-effectively at pilot and industrial scale volumes

NANOPARTICLE DESIGN

Range of Materials
Deep experience working with various materials including metals, metal oxides and ceramics

Size
Precision control over particle size, down to two nanometers

Monodispersity
Best-in-class particle size distribution

Media Formats
Providing access to a variety of nanomaterial formats including dispersions, powders, pastes and wet-cakes

Particle Composition
Precise control over nanoparticle technical attributes such as size, surface charge, morphology, surface chemistry, as well as alloyed, doped and core / shell compositions

Dispersions
Leaders in creating stable and high concentration dispersions in aqueous, organic, polymer and proprietary customer fluids by exercising control over nanoparticle surface (i.e., surface charge, surface chemistry, etc.)

MANUFACTURING

Robust Scale-Up Processes
Over a decade of routinely transitioning nanomaterials from the laboratory to manufacturing scale (1,000 – 10,000x)

State of the Art Manufacturing
Industry-leading, low capital intensity manufacturing systems that are designed for precision, repeatability and robustness

Manufacturing Methodology
Manufacturing systems and processes built on Lean Six Sigma manufacturing and just-in-time principles

Tons, Not Grams
Industrial scale manufacturing environment with production capacities exceeding 150 metrics tons on a dry-weight basis

Find out more about our customer-focused approach and development process.

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