7 Emerging chemical and materials companies to watch

In this installment of ‘Emerging technology startups profiled on seedsprint,’ we explore startups developing innovative chemicals and materials across diverse applications from biotechnology to consumer goods to sustainability. Here are some up-and-coming young chemical and materials companies that you’ll find on the SeedSprint platform!

(1) BrightSpec (Focus: Analytical Chemistry; Based in Charlottesville, VA)

BrightSpec’s instruments tap into the power of molecular rotational resonance (MRR) spectroscopy. MRR complements other techniques such as Mass Spectrometry or NMR, but can also solve problems that these methods can’t. Using breakthrough technology developed by Brooks Pate at the University of Virginia, BrightSpec made this powerful technique significantly faster, cheaper, and easier to use. BrightSpec is in the process of working with leading biotech, chemical, and environmental players to bring innovative solutions to these applied markets. View SeedSprint profile.

(2) Cirrus Materials Science (Focus: Performance Coatings; Based in Auckland, New Zealand)

Cirrus Materials Science develops stronger, more environmentally-friendly materials. The company’s low energy, low impact processes require minimal transition effort for clients and offer maximum performance benefits for products. Because of their innovative processes, Cirrus Materials Science is always ahead of the curve on environmental and sustainability benchmarks. View SeedSprint profile.

(3) Sixonia Tech (Focus: Graphene Formulations; Based in Dresden, Germany)

Sixonia Tech’s E-Graphenes are few-layer, large flake graphene materials that are functionalized and formulated to meet your processing requirements and tailored for perfect interaction with the desired matrix system. Graphene is a promising material and has many applications, including in polymers or ink formulations. Sixonia Tech identifies the most suitable E-Graphene for the specific application and develops the right material form and properties for perfect integration into a number of applications. View SeedSprint profile.

(4) HyMet Thermal Interfaces (Focus: Electronics Materials; Based in Riga, Latvia)

HyMet offers a new class of thermal interface materials with high thermal anisotropy, excellent conformability, and a high level of customizability. The technology has applications in computing, telecom, e-mobility, and consumer goods. HyMet focuses on physics rather than chemistry, meaning it has tremendous design freedom to spread heat, deform plastics, wet surfaces, and much more. View SeedSprint profile.

(5) NS Nanotech (Focus: Semiconductors; Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan)

NS Nanotech develops innovative Nano-LED Technology. The company’s far-UV ShortWaveLight™ Emitters are the world’s first semiconductors to produce invisible, short-wavelength ultraviolet light that researchers say inactivates coronavirus while posing less risk of harm to skin and eyes than longer-wavelength light. Their nano-LEDs will be used in the coming generation of micro-LED displays for brighter, ultra-high-resolution, greater energy efficiency, and very small display sizes without sacrificing performance. View SeedSprint profile.

(6) Fairbrics (Focus: Synthetic Textiles; Based in Clichy, France)

The fashion industry produced almost 5% of manmade CO2 emissions in 2015 – more than aviation and shipping combined. Synthetic fiber production accounts for around 40% of total fashion industry emissions. Fairbrics is developing the first synthetic fiber with a net positive impact on climate change and is capable of meeting the demand of the market. The company is setting up a pilot plant to be able to scale the technology and will open an industrial plant in a few years capable of producing commercial volumes of polyester fiber. View SeedSprint profile.

(7) Cemvita Factory (Focus: Synthetic Biology; Based in Houston, Texas)

Cemvita Factory applies synthetic biology to reverse climate change, ultimately decarbonizing heavy industries. Cemvita’s vision is for humans to live in harmony with nature. To do so, they are determined to remove one gigaton of CO2 by 2050 – that’s 2.5% of 2020 global emissions. Cemvita partners with companies and applies synthetic biology to help companies on their energy transition journey. View SeedSprint profile.

Young chemical and materials companies like these on SeedSprint are developing cutting-edge technologies applicable across many different fields. Keep an eye out for future installments of ‘Emerging technology startups profiled on SeedSprint’ to discover more game-changing innovations with us!

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