NanoWeb® Defogging Integrated with Dive Masks and Gas Masks
HALIFAX, October 20, 2020 – Metamaterial Inc. (“Company” or “META”) (CSE: MMAT) a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced it has provided first-of-kind prototypes to the United States military for evaluation. The Company designed, produced, and tested fully submersible prototypes integrating NanoWeb® transparent conductive film for active defogging of the visors of dive masks and gas masks used by military personnel.
NanoWeb® is a sub-micron metal mesh produced by META’s proprietary Rolling Mask Lithography® (RML). The grid wires are too small to be visible to the naked eye and are highly conductive, enabling rapid defogging while consuming little power.
“We believe this project is a world-first demonstration for this type of on-demand defogging. If META can satisfy the high performance requirements for military personnel, it should be natural to expand our product range into civilian uses such as protective equipment for first responders, motorcycle helmet visors, alpine sport goggles and scuba diving headgear,” said Gardner Wade, Chief Product Officer.
NanoWeb® Improves Performance for a Wide Range of Applications
NanoWeb® is well-suited to a range of applications, including deicing and defogging of automotive windshields, headlights, taillights, turn signals, and sensors; touchscreens, EMI shielding, and transparent 5G antennas. NanoWeb® can be applied to glass or plastic substrates, utilizing various common conductive materials. It is much more sustainable, using less energy and producing less waste than transparent conductors made from rare earth metals such as ITO (indium tin oxide).
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About Metamaterial Inc.
META is changing the way we use, interact and benefit from light. META designs and manufactures advanced materials and performance functional films which are engineered at the nanoscale to control light and electromagnetic waves. META is currently developing new materials with diverse applications in the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and medical industries. META has a growing patent portfolio with three core technologies; holographic, lithographic, and wireless sensing, designed for high volume applications. META is headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and has offices in London, UK and Pleasanton, California.
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