Dr. John Brockgreitens, research and development director at Claros Technologies, talks to Madelaine Thomas about its proprietary technology that completely destroys PFAS from textile wastewater and materials.
Metal nanoparticle-coated textile has been proven to possess antimicrobial properties but has not been adopted by healthcare facilities due to risks of leaching and subsequent loss of function, toxicity, and environmental pollution. This work presents the development and testing of antimicrobial zinc nanocomposite textiles, fabricated using a novel Crescoating process.
Claros Technologies selected to participate in TechFounders Accelerator Program to capture, recover high-demand metals
The TechFounders Accelerator program selected Claros Technologies to work with the German multinational specialty chemicals company Lanxess to develop solutions for the capture and recovery of valuable metals used in electric batteries, such as lithium, cobalt, cadmium, and nickel.
We are grateful for the recognition of our advancements made in the Functional Textiles industry. Nanotechnology is designed to create functionalities not natively found in host materials. TechConnect explains that "Claros can grow nanomaterials on and within the bulk of a material including natural and synthetic fibers, plastic films, and resins in order to provide durable functional properties that last the lifetime of the product."
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could wipe away pollution with a sponge? Turns out you can, and a new company in Northeast has developed the technology to do it. A spinoff of a University of Minnesota research program, 15-employee Claros Technologies just recently moved into 1600 Broadway NE. This little group of scientists has come up with a way to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAs) from wastewater. It’s a major game-changer.
Front page coverage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Business section on May 27th, 2022 highlights the importance and enthusiasm around the recently announced partnership with the Kureha Corporation. "Claros Technologies, which last year raised $5.35 million in venture capital, has struck its first major agreement to scale its system to "capture, concentrate and destroy" PFAS chemicals from wastewater."
Claros is proud to be featured as the University of Minnesota celebrates the launch of its 200th Startup. The foundational patent technology was born at the University and was nurtured through the TechComm startup pipeline to be launched in 2018.
Claros Technologies announced its strategic partnership with Kureha America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kureha Corporation Japan to scale up a state-of-art technology that is capable of capturing, concentrating and destroying “forever chemicals” (PFAS) from wastewater. The comprehensive solution is able to capture and concentrate PFAS chemicals, then permanently break their carbon-fluorine bonds into safe, naturally occurring elements. Kureha will collaborate with claros to develop commercially feasible system and install the system for Asian markets.
Claros will be working on the development of novel functional textile using our proprietary Crescoating technology.
Congratulations to the Claros team on their recent publication in the journal Nature. The ZioShield technology and its antiviral capabilities is featured front and center.