Advanced Nano Technologies was formed in 1997 to commercialise an advanced materials technology originally developed by the University of Western Australia. The technology was first scaled-up via a joint venture with Samsung Corning Co. Ltd, of Korea (2000 to 2004), and then as a stand-alone operation. Advanced Nano Technologies is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and trades under the ASX code ANO.
Advanced Nano Technologies has expanded from its original research-based foundations to the development of a broader range of advanced material opportunities. Advanced Nano Technologies' core skills now include the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative products based on a range of proprietary advanced material technologies and manufacturing processes. To date, Advanced Nano Technologies' commercialised products include metal oxide powders and dispersions of zinc oxide.
Advanced Nano Technologies primary commercialised products include a transparent zinc oxide based broad spectrum UV absorber for use in the suncare and cosmetics sectors (ZinClear®) and an aluminium oxide pigment (Alusion®). Advanced Nano Technologies sells into international markets via a current network of 12 distributors and 3 resellers representing 23 countries.
Advanced Nano Technologies has strong intellectual property protection in place and has developed a patent portfolio consisting of a number of patents which are either granted or under application in major territories around the world.
Advanced Nano Technologies is partnering with a number of universities in Australia to develop further applications of IP that have been dormant for some time. We will attempt to commercialise several of our existing patents including the development of our patents in solar battery technology and 3D Zirconia.