TechConnect Innovation Program

Microreactor-assisted Nanomaterial Printing (MANP) for anti-smudge and anti-glare coatings on eyeglasses and smartphone display

Oregon State University, OR, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

MANP allows for in-situ generation of highly reactive nanomaterials to enable low-temperature, just-in-time manufacturing of functional coatings. The current focus is for direct printing of anti-smudge and anti-glare coatings for eyeglasses and smartphone displays. This technology can offer a cheap, scalable and distributed manufacturing and market deployment.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our microreactor-assisted printers will provide our customers with high-quality and low-cost anti-smudge and anti-glare coatings on their smartphone displays and eyeglasses almost instantly in the shop. The estimated cost reduction of our technology is around 70 % in materials and 92% in manufacture in comparison with conventional coating techniques.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 501

Website: http://oregonstate.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NSF I-CORPS
US National Science Foundation, CTS CAREER
DOE ITP
ONAMI and Oregon BEST matching grants

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners