Entries by Krista

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Exploring the Capabilities of Electrospinning

Nature is full of fibrous structures, such as wool, silk, and spider webs from the animal world and cotton, linen, and bamboo from the plant world. These fibrous materials perform special functions not available from bulk materials. If the diameter of the fibers is in the tens or hundreds of nanometers, we enter the world […]

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Solid Electrolytes: Are we there yet?

Solid Electrolytes for Lithium-ion and Lithium-Sulfur Batteries: A Safer Solution Lithium-ion batteries have provided a lightweight energy-storage solution that has enabled many of today’s high-tech devices – from smartphones to electric cars. Although these batteries are generally safe, fire and explosion concerns have caused the industry to seek solutions. The importance of safety has been […]

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NEI Announces Allowance of Two New Patents to Its Portfolio of Functional Coatings

February 7, 2017 Somerset, NJ (USA) – NEI Corporation announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently issued a notice of allowance to the company on two patent applications; one for a durable highly hydrophobic coating and the other for an adhesion promoting surface treatment. These patents complement NEI’s portfolio of patents […]

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NEI Patented Coatings Technology Brief

NEI Corporation’s Patented Technologies Provide a New Perspective on Coatings and Surface Treatment Gains in productivity and efficiency are possible when a coating or surface treatment provides functionalities beyond the usual protective and aesthetic properties. This realization has sparked great interest in functional coatings in recent years for applications that traditionally have not used paints […]

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Latest Test Results Confirm Performance of NEI’s Newly Optimized Anti-Ice Coating

October 25, 2016 Somerset, New Jersey (USA) – NEI Corporation announced today that it has enhanced the performance of its anti-ice coating, NANOMYTE® SuperAi, and confirmed its efficacy through rigorous testing under a variety of icing conditions. SuperAi is a nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-ice properties to the underlying substrate. As a consequence of the engineered properties […]

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NEI introduces durable, anti-fog coating – NANOMYTE® SAF-100

April 26, 2016 Somerset, New Jersey (USA) – NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced an optical grade anti-fog coating, NANOMYTE® SAF-100, with durable anti-fog performance and excellent water resistance. The coating passes EN 168 for Mist Retardant Anti-fog Coatings and also exhibits anti-frost properties. Further, the anti-fog properties are retained after repeated washing with […]

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NEI Corporation Extends Its Advanced Materials Capabilities to Develop Fuel Cell Membranes

March 14, 2016 Somerset, New Jersey (USA) – NEI Corporation announced today that it has started developing polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for fuel cells that avoid the use of perfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA) ionomers. PFSA materials, used in state- of-the-art PEM fuel cells, suffer from low proton conductivity at high operating temperatures, water management issues and carbon […]

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NEI Releases a Newly Improved Version of NANOMYTE® SuperCN – a Durable, Hydrophobic / Oleophobic Coating

February 29, 2016 Somerset, New Jersey (USA) – NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced an improved version of its NANOMYTE® SuperCN coating. NANOMYTE® SuperCN – a micron-thick, transparent, and highly durable hydrophobic / oleophobic coating – was originally developed for promoting dropwise condensation in condensers to enhance heat transfer efficiency. The newly updated version […]

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DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Highlights NANOMYTE® SSE-10 Solid Electrolyte

A Safer Replacement for Highly Flammable Liquids Currently Used in Li-ion Batteries NEI replaced liquid with solid material that allows for a no-liquid battery. “An all-solid lithium-ion battery architecture, based on the solid electrolyte developed at NEI, will lead to safer, high-energy batteries that are needed for consumer and industrial applications. These applications include hybrid […]

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NEI Expands Self-Healing Line of Coatings and Broadens Patent Portfolio

November 3, 2015 Somerset, New Jersey (USA) – NEI Corporation announced today that it has expanded its NANOMYTE® MEND line of top coats where a physical self-healing phenomenon leads to gap closing and crack sealing. The innovative technology platform is applicable to a broad range of substrates such as metal, wood, and polymers – including those that […]