New55 Holdings, LLC
New55 Holdings, LLC, (or “New55 FILM”) develops products in the fields of imaging and nano-enabled materials. The Company is applying its expertise in nanotechnology to promising innovations first hinted at by Kodak, Polaroid, and others, with a goal to bring valuable new technologies market. New55 FILM is rapidly discovering new methods, materials and know-how in the fields of photochemistry and physics that are cleaner, less polluting, and have wide application to the manufacture of many other products for a greener world.
The Company’s first photographic product, “New55 PN”, is an ecologically sensitive large-format instant film that parallels a Polaroid product (Type 55) that was still profitable when that company ceased operations in 2008. Type 55 had a unique quality and gave a result unlike any other analog or digital image; however, its manufacture required expensive processes that employed VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). New55 PN addresses that technical and environmental challenge with a redesigned, all-aqueous process that eliminates toxic solvents.
THE DEVELOPING MARKET FOR NANO-ENABLED MATERIALS – growing rapidly.
The market for nanotechnology is thriving and new applications are being discovered at a rapid rate. Pictured at left is just one example of New55’s unique thick-film catalyst-bearing substrate developed and owned by the Company that avoids the use of polluting solvents. It has many potential applications: One of the first opportunities will be Zero-VOC analytical films that can be used to support biochemical reactions and processes, with applications to medical device, and environmental diagnostics, and pharmaceutical products.
FOCUS ON NEW TECHNOLOGY
The Company is developing patentable designs, rights and methods in the fields of light-sensitive photonic nano-materials and catalysts. The founders have long experience in materials, optics, and photonics development and commercialization.