Nano-C seeks to commercialize its materials and chemicals through partnerships in specific markets and applications.

Customers & Partners


Merck KGaA

Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany and Nano-C are jointly developing and commercializing advanced semiconducting materials and formulations for applications in organic photovoltaics (OPV) and organic photo-detectors (OPD). This collaboration brings together Merck’s extensive experience with organic semiconducting materials and Nano-C’s unique know-how and intellectual property in fullerene derivatives.


Irresistible Materials

Nano-C has partnered with Irresistible Material to commercialize novel fullerene materials for applications in next generation lithography. IM has developed a comprehensive intellectual property portfolio, with over a dozen patents covering fullerene materials and processes for applications in next generation lithography, including EUV resists, Spin-on-Carbon, and e-beam resists.

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MicroChem (MCC) develops and manufactures specialty chemicals including photoresists, optical dyes, and ancillary materials for MEMS, Micro-electronics, Advanced Lithography, Specialty Displays, Packaging, Optoelectronics and other dynamic technology markets. MCC is distributing the IM/Nano-C Spin-on Carbon Hard Mask.

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Solliance is a public-private consortium created to accelerate the commercialization of organic photovoltaics and organic photo-detectors. It brings together key research institutions and companies such as Philips, Thyssen Krupp, DSM, Nano-C and others.


Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies is a team — MIT, the Army, and industry – working together to discover and field technologies that dramatically advance Soldier protection and survivability capabilities. Current ISN industrial members include FLIR Systems, JEOL USA, Lockheed Martin, Nano–C, Raytheon, Total American Services, Triton Systems, VF Corporation and Xtalic.


Since Nano-C’s founding, it has been backed by the same limited group of private investors that today make up the majority of Nano-C’s capitalization. They continue to bring to bear a commitment, dedication and resolve to see Nano-C through to commercialization. Their unique set of talents include entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property and corporate law, finance, along with Board and C-level leadership from notable US corporations. These investors, along with Fontinalis Partners, provide the stability and backbone needed for Nano-C to succeed.


Fontinalis Partners

Fontinalis Partners invests in technology companies with an ability to significantly improve mobility.  Fontinalis looks at the next-generation mobility sector holistically and has an interest in companies that enhance efficiency and convenience, reduce costs, and improve sustainability.