The novel platform technology from Valentis Nanotech combines nanoparticles with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) to produce unique coatings and compounds for use in a variety of materials and applications. Highly customizable, the technology can be tailored to specific uses across a range of industries.
A biodegradable substance made from plant pulp waste with numerous inherent benefits, used as a carrier for nanoparticles.
Nanoparticles are added to CNC to provide the materials with exceptional functionalities.
Valentis Nanotech’s customizable combination of CNC with nanoparticles provides tailor-made coatings and compounds for a variety of applications in diverse industries.
The demand for improved films and packaging materials is growing in numerous high value markets.
• Regulations and consumer demand fuel the need for environmentally- friendly, degradable materials.
• Brand companies constantly seek new packaging options to increase their market share.
• Manufacturers are under pressure to improve efficiency and increase profitability.
Valentis Nanotech’s platform technology incorporates select nanoparticles (NP) into a cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) base to produce highly improved polymeric films, coatings, and compounds. CNC is used as a carrier for specific nanoparticles, preventing NP agglomeration during processing. The homogenous dispersion of the nanoparticles retains the NP properties and efficiency. The technology maximizes NP functionality to produce advanced materials that meet market demands.
Produced from plant pulp waste, CNC is considered a “wonder material” on its own, due to its many inherent benefits including:
• Biodegradable, non-toxic
• In abundant supply
The addition of nanoparticles (NP) address market demands for films or compounds that offer properties such as
• Gas and water barrier
• Anti-bacterial protection
• Spectral control (UV, IR)
• Texture control
The Valentis technology has enormous potential in multi-billion dollar markets, including food packaging, agriculture, defense, home and garden, transportation, and many more.
Products can be tailored to each industry according to its needs and requirements.
Read our technical appendix for additional information and test results:
Home & garden
Valentis was founded in 2013 and operates within the framework of Trendlines Agtech, part of The Trendlines Group.
Valentis has a patent (national phase), covering the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) with a combination of nanoparticles for use in a wide range of applications. In lab tests and limited trials, the Valentis films showed added strength, greater spectral control, improved oxygen barrier and other functionalities.
Since July 2014, Valentis has collaborated on new product development with one of Israel’s leading agricultural thermoplastics applications companies.
Zvika Weiss, CEO
22 years of experience in executive managerial positions, including CFO of Capital Nature; Founder & CEO, Cinnaxole Pharma; CFO, Yissum; CFO, SCP Systems; Regional CFO, Technomatix; CFO, V-secure; CFO, Vigil IDB Holdings. Has an MBA and is a CPA in Israel.
Sigal Meirovich, CTO
Ph.D in Prof. Oded Shoseyov’s lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, resulted in four international patents, and one patent pending; over ten years of experience in academic research in development and production of composite biomaterials; post-doctoral work, Vornia Biomaterials
Mahmoud Igbaria, Product Engineer
Experience in process engineering in the medical device industry; BSc, polymer engineering, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
Boaz Laor, Chairman
35 years of executive corporate positions, including former president, Perrigo API; former president of US Operations, Quark Biotech; president and CEO, National Coal Supply Corporation of Israel; a member of a number of boards of directors
Prof. Oded Shoseyov, Inventor
Extensive experience in the cellulose area and, protein engineering; founded numerous successful biotech companies; Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)
Prof. Yossi Paltiel, Inventor
HUJI, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; research focus on: quantum nanostructures
For information about Valentis Nanotech: Zvika Weiss, CEO