Paul van Gerven
7 October

Delft IMP has received a 10 million euro series A capital injection from Nordic venture capitalist Sandwater and Dutch public investment bank Invest-NL. The deep-tech startup plans to use the money to scale up its nanocoating process to industrial levels. Applications include more durable batteries and LED phosphors.

Delft IMP
Credit: Delft IMP

Founded in 2014, the spinoff from Delft University of Technology adapted the atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to give powder particles a ‘nanoshell’ of desired thickness. While traveling through a tubular reactor, the particles come into contact with gaseous precursors, which react with their surface. Thus, a coating is formed atomic layer by atomic layer, the thickness of which depends on the diameter and length of the reactor’s tubes.