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MUNICH, GERMANY and SKOKIE, IL – (Sept 20, 2016) – NuMat Technologies, a pioneer in the design and integration of atomically engineered materials into gas delivery, separation and purification systems, and The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company, have announced a collaborative partnership focused on the development of next generation separation and storage technologies that critically depend on material performance. The first of its kind partnership will pursue commercial applications that leverage NuMat’s innovations in Metal-Organic Frameworks (“MOFs”), an emerging class of ultra-high surface area materials which can be programmed to selectively interact with targeted gases and chemicals.
“We are excited to partner with Linde, a global leader in the gas industry, to develop cutting-edge solutions for the most demanding customer requirements,” commented NuMat CEO Ben Hernandez. “We see enormous potential to pair our respective material and system technologies to unlock cost-advantaged production economics, packaging innovations and improved environmental outcomes across the full gas life-cycle.”
The companies have formed joint teams to work on multiple projects on an on-going basis, including opportunities which address both near-term market needs as those which could be transformative.
“As a leading global technology company, sustained research and development is vital to Linde’s long-term business success and the success of our customers. In order to ensure we have availability to state-of-the-art technologies it is important that we work with partners who are leading in their field, such as NuMat. With this agreement we welcome NuMat into our global research network and look forward to collaborating to deliver MOF based technology solutions that provide value to our customers,” says Carl Jackson, Head of Electronics Technology and Innovation, The Linde Group.
NuMat Technologies is pioneering the commercialization of next generation storage, separation and purification systems enabled by Metal-Organic Frameworks (“MOFs) – an emerging class of nanoporous materials. MOFs have vast surface areas, far exceeding those of traditional adsorbents, and can be programmed to selectively interact with targeted gases. Integration into pressure-swing adsorption (“PSA”) units will potentially unlock cost-advantaged production economics of high-purity gases, displacing energy-intensive cryogenic distillation at current purity versus scale trade-offs. NuMat provides a “total solutions” platform for product commercialization, pairing world-class material discovery software with rapid prototyping and system integration expertise.
About The Linde Group
In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn) , making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
Linde Electronics is an industry leader in gases for the electronics market—semiconductor, solar, display and LED. Linde Electronics helps electronics companies achieve their goals through a strong focus on quality and environmental leadership, its expertise, commitment to the industry through ongoing investments in processes, engineering, and on-site and localized solutions, a broad portfolio that includes environmentally sustainable and highly specialized and rigorously measured electronic specialty gases (ESGs), bulk/pipeline gases, equipment, and services, and through working closely with customers to better meet their evolving needs. For more information, visit www.linde-gas.com/electronics or contact electronicsinfo@.
John Jeanneret at j.jeanneret@
Carl Jackson at carl.jackson@