Spinoff wins backing from major packaging company

Thursday, September 8, 2022

A startup company founded by a Waterloo Engineering professor and two of his graduate students has won US $250,000 to expand and commercialize green technology for the packaging industry.

Nfinite Nanotechnology was launched on Earth Day in 2021 by Kevin Musselman, WIN member and a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and Chee Hau Teoh (MASc ’20) and Jhi Yong Loke (MASc ’21), who earned master’s degrees while developing the technology in his lab.

Based in Waterloo, Nfinite was announced this week as one of two winners of seed funding from Amcor, an international packaging company with US $15 billion in annual sales in 43 countries.

“We are excited to work with industry leaders the calibre of Amcor to rethink and redefine packaging for a circular economy,” Teoh, the chief executive officer, said in a media release.

Nfinite is developing nanocoating technology to keep products fresh and enable the use of sustainable packaging.

Its vapor-deposited nanocoating, applied at low temperature in the open air without a vacuum chamber, is described as eco-friendly, solvent-free, ultrathin and multifunctional.

Go to Going green with Nfinite for the full story.