Cerion was founded in 2007, but our history goes much farther back than that – beginning with precipitation-based manufacturing processes developed over 50 years at Eastman Kodak for the creation of materials used in photographic film emulsions.
Building on the work of Kodak, Cerion invested in research, development and engineering expertise to bring this competency far beyond the previous state of the art. These investments allow for nanomaterials to be built from the ground-up through highly controlled chemical reactions and process conditions. The result is precise control over the size and technical attributes of the nanomaterial, ensuring an exact fit to a customer’s material specifications – not just in the lab – but at manufacturing scale.
However, our work didn’t stop there. Cerion has continued to invest and innovate, extending the breadth of our capability by applying our core principals of precision design, robust scale-up and high-volume production to other manufacturing processes – including thermal reduction techniques. Since each method has relative advantages and disadvantages, this allows us to provide our customers with nanomaterials made by the right approach, that will yield the best technical and economic outcomes.
Due to our unique and differentiated capability, today we are the largest company in the United States for custom design, scale up and manufacturing of inorganic nanomaterials and serve as a trusted supplier to companies in more than 40 industries around the globe.