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Integran Announces Christian Koenen GmbH as Exclusive Distributor of Nanovate™ SMT Solder Stencil Foils in Europe

Posted on Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Integran Announces Christian Koenen GmbH as Exclusive Distributor of Nanovate(TM) SMT Solder Stencil Foils in Europe


TORONTO, ONTARIO--Integran (Canada) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Christian Koenen GmbH (Germany) to act as the exclusive distributor of Nanovate™ SMD Solder Stencil Foils in Europe.

"Integran is very pleased to have entered into this partnership with Christian Koenen GmbH, known for their high tech capabilities in laser-cut SMD and Semicon Stencils," says Gino Palumbo, CEO of Integran Technologies Inc.

"We've seen some outstanding properties from Integran's Nanovate™ materials, and they are certainly translating into stencil performance," says Michael Zahn, industry veteran and Business Development Manager at Christian Koenen GmbH. "We strive to deliver the highest quality product to our customers and we search the world for the best materials to do so," he says, adding that "we recognize the need for innovation to spread across the industry, so we will be distributing Nanovate™ foils throughout Europe."

Christian Koenen GmbH - HighTech Stencils ( is specialised in the manufacture of high-precision metal stencils for technical printing. The highest product quality is reflected in all processes.

In the fully air-conditioned manufacturing facilities, the company produces stencils for wafer, LTCC and SMD technology on eight state-of-the-art cutting lasers, including three LPKF MicroCut II. An extensive range of measuring and quality assurance technologies are available for product quality inspection. The company is ISO 9001-2008 certified.

Through technological innovations and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, the company has developed to the technologically leading stencil manufacturer within only a few years.

Christian Koenen GmbH also operates an in-house Application Center. It provides facilities for implementing process optimisations and printing tests based on customer parameters and materials. The achieved results are incorporated into the custom-designed stencils of the customers and represent the basis for stable and reproducible production processes

Integran Technologies Inc. ( is a leading international supplier of nanotechnology-enabled metallurgical products and services. Operating under AS9100C/ISO9001 quality standards for the aerospace and defense sectors, Integran is already a leading supplier of fine-grained electroformed hard nickel foils ( to the North American market with a reputation for high quality manufacturing and customer service with fast (2-3 business day) turnaround.


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    Integran Technologies Inc.
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Integran featured in PEO Engineering Dimensions Magazine

Posted on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) recently visited Integran Technologies to tour our facility and learn about Nanovate technology. PEO is the licensing and regulating body for engineering in the province. It fulfills the same role for engineers as the College of Physicians and Surgeons for doctors or the Law Society of Upper Canada for lawyers. We got a chance to discuss how our advanced materials are used in applications from the aerospace, biomedical and defense industries. Of course, they also wanted to see COLT Hockey in action and talk about how our technology is re-inventing the hockey stick.

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Tags: Composites, Structural Plating on Plastics, Colt Hockey

Mil-Spec released for Nanovate CoP - hard chrome alternative coating

Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Integran is pleased to announce that a Mil-Spec covering Integran's proprietary Nanovate CoP technology has been issued.  (Click text below to open spec, or go to the external website here)

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Tags: Aerospace, Nanovate CoP, Corrosion and Wear, Hard Chrome Replacement, Navair, Defense, Licensing, Cost Reduction, Chrome Alternative, Specifications

Integran Receives the US DoD Project-of-the-Year Award

Posted on Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Last week, we announced that Integran received an award from the DoD's SERDP office for our work on environmentally benign plating for toxic beryllium replacement, which is particularly interesting for high load bushings, like the all-Nanovate Metal Bushings shown here.  

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Tags: Awards, Beryllium Replacement, Electroforming, Cobalt

Trying To Break The Highly Durable Colt Hockey Stick

Posted on Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Here is a great new video demonstrating how Integran's Nanovate metal coatings can be used to significantly improve the durability of composites without adding much weight. Composites, while strong and lightweight, are very vulnerable to impact and wear damage that leaves them prone to failure.

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Tags: Sporting Goods, Composites, Intebond, Plating on Composites, Structural Plating on Plastics, Erosion Resistance, Plating Carbon Composites, Colt Hockey, Durable Composites, Composite Durability

Colt Hockey: Kickstarter Successful, Stick pre-orders now available!

Posted on Thu, Nov 07, 2013

Congratulations to our partners, Colt Hockey, for meeting and exceeding their goal on Kickstarter to develop a higher performance and more durable composite hockey stick with PowerMetal Technologies.  The project exceeded expectations with over $100,000 raised from almost 500 supporters.  

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Tags: Structural Plating, Sporting Goods, Composites, Intebond, Plating on Composites, Partnerships, Plating Carbon Composites, Colt Hockey

Integran Awarded Patent for Water Repellent Metal Surface Technology

Posted on Tue, Nov 05, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2013) - Toronto-based Integran Technologies Inc. (Integran) today announced further advances in its electrodeposition technology for forming grain-refined and amorphous coatings and layers.

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Tags: Electroplating R&D, Patents; Superhydrophobicity; Cobalt Plating

Engineering a Better Hockey Stick: The Colt Kickstarter with Nanovate

Posted on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Yesterday, Kickstarter launched in Canada, and one of the first products on there was uniquely Canadian: a better hockey stick!  After 24 hours, the stick campaign is already 25% funded and is leading Kickstarter Canada as the most successful launch day campaign!

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Tags: Structural Plating, Sporting Goods, Composites, Intebond, Plating on Composites

Integran Awarded Patent for Multilayer Plating/Graded Plating

Posted on Thu, Aug 22, 2013

Yesterday, we released the following press release regarding additional patent protection awarded to Integran:

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Tags: Patents

Patent for Preparation of Super-hydrophobic and Self-cleaning Surfaces

Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2013

Yesterday, we released the following press release:

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Tags: Patents