With Nanovate, You can Achieve what was Previously Unachievable.
Integran is the world leader in the development and manufacturing of revolutionary electrodeposited (plated) nanocrystalline “Nanovate™” metals. Our nanotechnology enabled metals take advantage of the fine crystalline grain structure to achieve superior performance at reduced weight vs conventional material solutions. Our technology platform consists primarily of Nickel, Iron, Cobalt and Copper alloys that we use to create high performance parts that are:
Lighter, stronger, harder and cheaper than Aluminum
Corrosion and wear resistant
Shielded against low frequency magnetic interference
Exhibit higher energy and noise absorption efficiency
Can also be used as a full replacement for Hard Chrome plating
In addition to manufacturing products, we also provide services such as:
Plating on plastics, including polymers like nylon, Peek, and ABS
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Creating High Performance Parts with a Wide Range of Material Properties.
Notable Consumer Applications of Nanovate
Advanced Sporting Goods: Hockey Sticks
With composite-based hockey sticks breaking in-game at an alarming rate, Nanovate NiCo was used as a reinforcement coating for COLT Hockey products. The thin coating increased the strength of the stick three-fold, while maintaining the lightweight feel and flex elite players had grown accustomed to. The key to this application's success: the prevention of micro-fracturing within the base composite material minimizing the risk of catastrophic failure over time.
Advanced Sporting Goods: Golf Shafts
The first golf product to feature advanced nanamoterial, the Epic Shaft includes an outer layer of nano-Nickel alloy and an inner layer of high modulus carbon fibre. While the Nanovate bond between these two layers is quite narrow, it is exponentially stronger than steel giving the shaft extremely high levels of strength. In 2008, the Epic Shaft made waves across the sporting world as professional golfer, Trevor Immelman, picked up his first Masters win while touting the new club.
Advanced Sporting Goods: Union Bindings
Union is proud to be the only company in the snowboard industry employing Integran's Nanovate Technology (also referred to as "MetaFuse" -- a groundbreaking process that combines featherweight nylon with the dimensional stability and wear-resistance of hardened steel.
Advanced Sporting Goods: Anderson Bats
Stronger and more flexible than steel and titanium, the patented NanoTek softball bat utilizes Integran's Nanovate technology as well as the Hall-Petch Effect to create a "launch-pad" on the barrel that stores more energy at contact. This delivers superior performance, improved feel, and twice the effective hitting area of the competition.
Advanced Sporting Goods: Cervélo Bikes
In cycling, for the Tour de France, Cervélo Cycles of Toronto, Canada, uses a Nanovate metal reinforced composite product in one of its steering tube/fork assemblies to give longer life and maximize the toughness of its lightweight frame structures.