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Altair to Offer B2b Web Site

Published on 2002-03-27. Author : SpecialChem

Altair International Inc. today announced that it is developing a business-to-business web site to facilitate the commerce of its nano-particle processing technology and sale of high-value specialty chemicals, including its titanium dioxide nano-particles. Altair's marketing advisors from Menlo Park, CA suggested a business-to-business web site to provide access to all nano-particle users. Identifying new users is critical as new uses are being developed at a rapid rate. Titanium dioxide nano-particle samples are available at Altair's Reno demonstration facility and will be provided to qualifying customers.

Currently, commercial applications of Ti02 nano-particles fall into two main categories: optical and photo catalytic. Optical applications include pearlescent or metallic paints for automobiles, as well as sun-blocking and cosmetic applications. Photo catalytic applications include self cleaning tiles, sanitary ware and service coatings. Emerging photo catalytic applications include electro-conductive floor panels, textiles and wall materials; concrete additives; industrial filters; and environmental controls such as water treatment and purification. Numerous other potential applications that utilize materials other than titanium dioxide that may be produced with the new Altair technology include: ductile ceramics, special catalysts, high-strength magnetic media, optoelectronic components and pharmaceutical applications.

Altair recently purchased a proprietary titanium pigment processing technology from BHP. The Company plans to produce and sell Ti02 nano-particles and other high-value specialty chemicals. Altair International is the 100% leasehold owner of a large titanium/zircon deposit in Tennessee. Titanium and zircon are contained in mineralized sand deposits which are estimated to total 540 million tons grading 3.6% heavy minerals. Altair is in the final development stages of commercializing its state-of-the-art technology, the Altair Centrifugal Jig, which recovers extremely fine, heavy particulate matter using a combination of a mechanical jig and centrifugal force.

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