LOW COST
FINE AND ULTRAFINE
METAL PARTICLES

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RMP is offering small volumes of fine and ultrafine zinc powder.
RMP is currently adapting the production technology to copper, and will be able to supply samples of fine and ultrafine copper powder by end of 2015.

RMP metal powder is delivered as slurry, enabling easy and safe handling. The particles are spherical and RMP provides powders with different particle size distributions, from nanometers to 5 microns. Our standard solvent is xylene, but products with other solvents can be made on request. Samples are normally delivered with a concentration of 50-80 wt % of metal powder, but could be changed on request. The products are delivered with SEM and BET characterization.

Please contact us at sales@reactivemp.com or tel. +47 4028 0843 for additional information, quotes, and request for samples.

About RMP

Reactive Metal Particles (RMP) is a Norwegian start-up company developing a new, low cost production process for fine and ultrafine metal particles. The founder, Eirik Ruud, observed the need for lower cost metal powders and invented the RMP process in 2009. He founded the company in 2010 to prove the production concept and industrialize the technology.

Metal powders are used in a range of industrial applications. Due to a strong cross-industrial miniaturization trend, the market is demanding powder with ever smaller particles. The emergence of nanotechnologies utilizing specific nano-material properties is also strengthening this demand. However, current production methods cannot supply particles in the low micron to nano range in a cost effective manner. RMP will close this market gap. The proprietary production technology is able to meet both necessary cost level and material properties required by the industry.

RMP has currently pilot scale production capacity for zinc powder in place. This production plattform is now further developed to produce copper powder and in parallell scaled up to provide industrial volumes. The company will do in-house production of powders and may license the technology for selected metals and markets.

RMP is owned by managment and investors with a strong industrial track record. Scatec AS, the majority share holder, is a private incubator investing in and developing companies within clean tech and advanced materials. The company has over the last years brought several technology start-ups from the early stages to industrial scale.

Meet the team

The RMP technology

The RMP technology is based on inert gas condensation where a metal vapor is produced and subsequently mixed with an inert cooling gas – forming particles. The particles are separated from the cooling gas and mixed with a liquid forming a HSE-friendly, easy-to-handle slurry product.

Inert gas condensation is a well understood process, but conventional technology cannot meet material specifications in a cost effective manner. The RMP innovation lies in the reactor design, meeting customer specifications at competitive cost. This patented solution enables a high production rate while maintaining necessary process control to tailor the particle size.

RMP has demonstrated production rates of many kilograms of powder per hour from a small test reactor. The technology is highly scalable and industrial size reactors are now being engineered.

The company has developed a strong technology platform through activities on zinc particles and is now further developing the reactor for copper particles. Plans to develop the reactor for additional metals are in place, and there is potential for future development of alloys, bi-metals and coated particles.

RMP’s strategy is to develop metal powder in partnership with customers to make sure that the proper material specifications are defined and customer needs are met. If your company has specific metal powder requirements, please contact us for further discussions.

Applications

Anti-corrosion coatings:
RMP ultrafine zinc powder has demonstrated improved performance in anti-corrosion coatings. Tests have been done in partnership with leading industry players. Initial results are promising and further tests are ongoing.

Zinc-air batteries: 
As a part of the Horizon 2020-funded project ZAS! RMP’s zinc powder will be tested as a new anode material in rechargeable zinc-air batteries. The work is done in partnership with leading institutes and companies in the battery industry.

Electronics: 
With its copper particles RMP is focusing on the electronics industry. We aim to supply the existing market for low micron and sub-micron copper particles in conductive pastes, inks, and fillers. Nano and sub-micron particles are also well suited for the emerging field of printed electronics.

RMP is still in the early stages of exploring its technology’s potential and market opportunities. RMP’s combination of material properties and cost position will make both existing and emerging markets relevant. Future applications to investigate may be powder metallurgy, chemical reactants and catalysis, pigments, and magnetic materials.

The RMP team

Eirik Ruud
CEO and Founder

Eirik Ruud holds a M.Sc. in Material Science from University of Oslo (UiO). He has demonstrated strong skills in both technology development and funding, proven through several rounds of private placements and developing the RMP technology to a pre-industrial stage.

Rita Glenne
CTO and Board Member

Dr. Glenne has a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Trondheim (NTNU) in Material Science. She has extensive experience in developing technology into processes and products with a business aspect. Dr. Glenne previously worked at SINTEF, Norsk Hydro ASA, REC ASA and as Vice President of Technology at REC Solar AS.

John Andersen Jr.
Chairman of the board

CEO of Scatec AS, a privately held industrial investor focusing primarily on high-technology, early-phase companies within material science and renewable energy. Prior to joining Scatec, Mr. Andersen served 12 years with Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC), for the last six years as Group COO

Ole Grimsrud 
Board member

VP of Research and development, Scatec AS

Dr. Ralf Schmidt
Board member

CEO i Biovotec AS. Dr. Schmidt has extensive experience in R&D and production, and has held COO/CTO positions in several high tech companies.

Jørgen Dale
Board member

VP Business Development, Scatec AS