Green chemistry specialist BT3 Technologies moves to BHT
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News
Published : 1 April 2014
BT3 Technologies, a spinoff of the CNRS and CTP, a center for paper engineering, moved to the BHT in January. The company holds seven international patents for green chemistry processes that make corrugated cardboard and other papers resistant to water, fats, and gases. The innovative processes hinge on “chromatografting,” a BT3 technology for printing microdroplets of a reagent on a material, and then disseminating them across the entire surface of the material by applying heat until the liquid is transformed into a gas.
BT3 Technologies, which has six employees, conducts R&D for customers that include Germany-based BASF, the world’s largest chemical company. BT3 also works with Pagora, Grenoble Institute of Technology’s paper engineering school, and is actively seeking partners to explore applications in other industries like textiles.