NanoTouch Materials Opens Center For Innovation In Smart Materials

NanoTouch Materials, creators of NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces, has finished construction of their new facility, the Center for Innovation in Smart Materials. After three years of research and development funded by a $2 million grant, NanoTouch decided to foster development of other types of smart materials that improve people's lives and reduce environmental impact.

"While NanoTouch is focused on continued development of self-cleaning surfaces for healthcare, education, travel and commercial cleaning, we are excited about the prospect of partnering with scientists and innovative companies to expand the role of smart materials in our society," says co-founder Dennis Hackemeyer.

NanoTouch has moved their research, product development and manufacturing operations to the new facility, located in the New London Technology Park in Forest, Virginia. And, in the short amount of time their team has been in the new Center for Innovation in Smart Materials, they have already come up with a new self-cleaning surface, a clear film for touchscreens.

"We had already developed self-cleaning portable mats for travelers and a self-cleaning liner for TSA security bins," says co-founder Mark Sisson. "But the latest news about airport check-in kiosk touchscreens being the dirtiest places in airports drove our team to come up with a solution. These screens, which in one study were shown to be 1,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, can now become continuously self-cleaning with the addition of our new clear film."