Pixelligent Technologies




Craig Bandes


President & CEO

Primary Industry: 

Materials & Chemical

Executive Summary: 

Pixelligent is an innovator in manufacturing high-quality nanocrystal additives and polymer nanocomposites for the Electronics, Industrial, and Military markets. Pixelligent’s proprietary methodology for delivering uniform dispersions is the best in the world. This is the key enabling technology required to deliver the highest performance in a wide range of demanding and mission-critical applications. Our Zirconia and Hafnia nanocrystals are used to magnify the optical, electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties of numerous polymer systems. Pixelligent develops applications with leading-edge technology firms, as well as Fortune 1000 companies. We make nanocrystals in numerous shapes and sizes - ranging from 2nm to 10nm - and most importantly, to our knowledge, we are the first company to demonstrate the ability to scale these materials and combine them with various polymers to make commercially viable, next generation, high-performance additives. Our first product, Hafnia nanocrystal additives, has been incorporated into Brewer Science’s Hardmask, and dramatically improves etch resistance and line edge roughness, allowing for the printing of smaller features.Numerous electronics,industrial,and oil companies are testing our Zirconia nanocomposites for incorporation into their products. In June 2011 we moved into an 11,000 square-foot pilot manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.