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3M is an innovative company with such diverse products as Post-it notes, Littmann stethoscopes and high tech abrasives. 3M's Optical Systems Division makes consumer electronic displays brighter, lighter-weight and more energy efficient. In the business since consumer electronics became popular, Optical Systems continues to bring new innovative solutions to customers. The latest innovation brings wide color gamuts to displays with a flexible, transparent barrier film. With $30 billion in global sales in 2012, 3M employs more than 85,000 worldwide.
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2023
24 Feb 2023

Microcars Are the Smaller, Greener Future of Urban Commuting

There is a need to scrap the "highway-centric" model of urban development and prioritize the ease and convenience of local trips. Most car trips are short trips carrying just one person. Most of the energy is wasted on carrying the vehicle's own weight.
23 Feb 2023

Why Immersion Cooling Might Not be the Final Battery Cooling Solution

Battery thermal management is a critical component to an electric vehicles (EVs) operation. Cells need to be kept cool when under load from driving and charging or kept warm during cold ambient conditions. This enables more efficient operation of the batteries and improves safety.
23 Feb 2023

Nanocarbons in 2022: Small Sized but With a Growing Commercial Impact

The field of nanocarbons is not new and it has certainly been the victim of too much hype and false dawns, but things have changed. Across 2022 and into the decade ahead, CNTs and graphene will enter different phases of their industrial expansion.
6 Feb 2023

Epicore Biosystems

Epicore Biosystems exhibited at CES 2023 alongside their latest partner 3M. IDTechEx analyst Dr Skyrme interviewed VP of Commercial Development Brett Booth at their booth. The company was founded in 2017, spun out of the bioelectronic laboratory at Northwestern University.
3 Feb 2023

Beyond Ionomers: Regulation Drives Demand for New Fuel Cell Membranes

Membrane materials are of fundamental importance for fuel cells. So significant, in fact, that they typically give their name to the fuel cell, as is the case for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells, with IDTechEx forecasting the market for ion-exchange membranes in PEM fuel cells to be worth over USD$1.1 billion by 2033.
1 Feb 2023

Osmoses

Osmoses is a startup with a membrane-based technology for gas separation. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Francesco Benedetti (CEO and Co-founder).
27 Jan 2023

Green Hydrogen Production: Electrolyzer Markets 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
24 Jan 2023

Deploying Materials Informatics: Is SaaS a One-Size-Fits-All Approach?

The materials industry is sometimes described as conservative, but digital transformation is well underway in the sector. Materials informatics - the application of data-centric approaches, including machine learning, to materials R&D - has the potential to be the most impactful arm of this process.
24 Jan 2023

Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2023-2033: Technology, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
19 Jan 2023

Nano Dimension

In July 2022, Nano Dimension acquired metal and ceramic 3D printer manufacturer Admatec. They also acquired 12% of shares in Stratasys, the market leader in polymer 3D printing.
5 Jan 2023

Carrar: Two-Phase Immersion Cooling for EVs

Carrar is an Israeli company founded in 2019 with the aim of bringing two-phase immersion cooling to the electric vehicle market. IDTechEx hosted a discussion with Carrar's CEO Avinoam Robinstain as part of The Thermal Management Expo's online series.
2022
21 Dec 2022

Redox Power Systems

Redox Power Systems are a US company providing solid oxide fuel cells for distributed power generation.
7 Dec 2022

Low-loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania, Dr James Edmondson, Dr Yu-Han Chang and Brendan Beh
2 Dec 2022

Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson, Dr Richard Collins and Luke Gear
24 Nov 2022

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Markets 2023-2043

IDTechEx Report:
22 Nov 2022

Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Conrad Nichols and Dr Alex Holland
17 Nov 2022

Conductive Ink Market 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
11 Nov 2022

Nanocarbons in 2022: Small Sized but With a Growing Commercial Impact

The field of nanocarbons is not new and it has certainly been the victim of too much hype and false dawns, but things have changed. Across 2022 and into the decade ahead, CNTs and graphene will enter different phases of their industrial expansion.
9 Nov 2022

Materials Informatics 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale and Dr Richard Collins
2 Nov 2022

Canatu

Canatu, a provider of carbon nanotubes and sensing applications that utilize them, announced a €18 million funding round led by 3M ventures.