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PyroGenesis acquires Montreal nanotech, 3D printing pilot plant

CEO says the company will use the facility to realize opportunities in the development of nanoparticles.

January 14, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL – PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has secured ownership rights to a $2-million Montreal-based metallurgical powder producing pilot plant from an unnamed mining and metallurgical firm to develop its advanced material production, nanotechnology and 3D printing capabilities.

“PyroGenesis is now in a position to pursue opportunities for advanced metallurgical powder production, such as nanoparticles, which is a rapidly growing business area”, said Peter Pascali, the company’s president and CEO.

The environmental solutions company that develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products.

“The flexibility of the pilot equipment will allow us to promote novel processing solutions for a wide range of advanced materials and powders ranging from light metals to nano-materials” said Gillian Holcroft, executive vice-president- Strategic Alliance for PyroGenesis.

The company’s proprietary plasma technologies utilize the intense energy of plasma to gasify and vitrify waste without hazardous by-products, producing a clean synthetic gas from waste, which can be used for power generation.


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