CAVAN, IRELAND: 22/12/2023: Wishing all our customers and members a happy holiday season from INSCX exchange and best wishes for 2024.

FOCUS: AGRI: India based Coromandel International develops nano fertilizer

CHENNAI-INDIA: 17/02/23: Agriculture solutions provider Coromandel International Ltd has developed a nanotechnology based fertilizer, Nano DAP from its research and development centre at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the company said on Friday. The Chennai-based Murugappa Group company said it has been conducting extensive field studies on product efficacy, biosafety and toxicity for the launch of Nano DAP in different agro-climatic zones with various agricultural universities.

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Samsung settle with UK Nanoco Technologies

Feb 2023/ TX, USA: Samsung has agreed to pay US$150 million to British nanotechnology company Nanoco Technologies to settle patent lawsuits over technology used in Samsung’s LED televisions, Nanoco and an investor in its cases have confirmed.

Nanoco and Chicago-based litigation funding firm GLS Capital said in a release that the settlement, which includes a license agreement and the “transfer of certain patents,” resolves litigation in the United States, Germany and China.

Samsung and Nanoco told a Texas federal court on the eve of a trial last month that they had agreed to settle the dispute, but no terms were disclosed at the time.

Representatives for Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nanoco’s quantum dots improve the backlighting of LED displays without the use of toxic heavy metals like cadmium. It sued Samsung in 2020, alleging the Korean tech giant copied its technology after receiving samples during talks about a potential collaboration.

The Texas lawsuit said Samsung began incorporating Nanoco’s technology into high-end QLED TVs launched in 2017.

Third-party funding of lawsuits has becoming increasingly common in recent years, though details about specific investments are rarely publicized. Critics such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have warned that the practice obscures who is driving lawsuits and promotes unnecessary litigation. Backers say it can level the playing field and promote justice.

Nanoco CEO Brian Tenner said in a statement that GLS Capital’s financing “allowed us to pursue our claims on equal footing against a much larger adversary.”

GLS co-founder Adam Gill said Nanoco would receive more than 60 per cent of the proceeds from the settlement but declined to offer additional details on their funding agreement. He said the firm was “proud” to have supported Nanoco in the dispute.

GLS subsidiary Celerity IP is separately managing Taiwanese tech company Asustek Computer Inc’s effort to enforce its portfolio of 3G, 4G and 5G wireless patents, Gill said.

Source: Reuters

EV Industry offers NM producers opportunity

Cavan: Ireland: 16/09/22 – Interest is exploring nanomaterial (NM) solutions to address issues facing the fast-growing Electric Vehicle (EV) sector is becoming more evident of late with a number of prominent names in the industry becoming more actively involved in uptake of various NM options beyond concept/pilot stage.


CAVAN, IRELAND: 24/12/2021: Wishing all our customers and members a happy holiday season from INSCX exchange and best wishes for 2022.

Invisi Smart Shield™ – Next generation Antimicrobial Coating – Available on INSCX

Cavan, IRELAND: 26/08.21: New Product Launch: Invisi Smart Shield™ is now available for sale via INSCX. The product coats any surface with a durable invisible layer of disinfecting particles that continuously protects for up to 1 year from application. Even with frequent cleaning, standard disinfection does not kill all germs. Our product is a next generation protective coating proven by University College London (UCL) to continuously kill germs on treated surfaces for 1 year. Once applied the durable Invisi Smart Shield™ forms an invisible protective barrier against viruses, bacteria and mould.

  • Water based technology, safe for humans, animals and our planet
  • Approved for use in the UK.
  • Meets the protection guidance requirements from US CDC
  • Long lasting 1 year +
  • Easily spray applied / quick drying
  • Used by the NHS, hotels, transport vehicles and gyms amongst others

Invisi Smart Shield™ is s a next-generation 1 year protective coating with a 3-log reduction rate that has been proven to kill 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and fungi.

The Invisi Smart Shield has been successfully tested against the live SARS-CoV-2 virus (virus that causes COVID-19) by the University of Cambridge.

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FOCUS: EMEA Base Oils – Price hikes hard to sustain

With EMEA Base Oils prices not seen at levels this high since 2011, and despite ongoing shortages reported, prices are seen as elevated but stretched at these levels. What we are witnessing some suggest, is primarily a lack of refining feedstocks available to refiners bumping recent price surges. This coupled with knee-jerk reactions to localised lockdowns most recently in India and Europe are factors also. While of little immediate comfort to refiners and blenders alike, WTI crude is now seen as a strong sell and as base oil refiners redress the feedstock issue, prices are expected to stabilise to ease lower.


WTI it is noted has again failed to break above the $65-68/bbl handle pointing to a double-top on a 2 year chart. Trade above $67-68/bbl might have pushed a run above $72-76/bbl handle pointing to sentiment to break higher. With the contract failing, in the near term, a run again to the mid-to-high $50’s in WTI seems more a probability as as global economies struggle to rebalance themselves.  While not a direct correlation to the dynamics of the Base Oil market, some observers suggest Base Oils prices although elevated, may have reached a peak near term as the logjam in feedstock availability eases and confidence returns. Clearly, the past few months have demonstrated many blenders are simply unable to pass on their costs to lubricant buyers at these prices.

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