Nano-Clear - Where it all started
Founder and Developer of the Nano-Clear Product - Thomas Choate
Thomas began his scientific journey in 1982 at the early age of 16, while working for Progressive Dental Laboratory in Brighton, MI, USA. He began to develop skills in the art and science of manufacturing porcelain teeth (crowns), dental metallurgy, polymer synthesis, high heat ceramics and high heat porcelain glazes.
Thomas first hit headlines in 1986 when he started Felix Dental Arts which focused on creating 'life like' dental prosthetics for local sports celebrities.
By 1989, Thomas had founded Felix Dental Manufacturing, which had a focus on developing highly functional dental materials which in turn developed the world's first polyurethane hybrid dental polymer with a thermal expansion of 0.05%, and many more leading products and developments. Thomas sold Felix Dental Manufacturing to ADS - American Dental Supply and ADS continue to market the Felix branded products to leading dental laboratories, dentists and Dental Universities.
Thomas continued his passion of development in 2003 and founded Nanovere Technologies, a company that specialises in the research, development and manufacturing of first-to-market nano coatings with multi-functional properties. Here he continued to channel his expertise with key scientific concepts, materials and processes and developed a highly scratch resistant, chemical and UV resistant nano-coating with self-cleaning properties. The technical challenge here was to develop a multi-functional nano-coating that would out preform 'all' leading automotive and aerospace OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) coating competitors.
2008 after 5 years of extensive research and product development, Nanovere introduced the world's first Dendritic Polyurethane Coating System, and began working closely with leading validation organisations including GM, Jaguar, BMW, Boeing, Club Car and Polaris.
In 2009 Nanovere began working with Bayer Material Sciences, Alcoa and Sveza Les OOO based in Russia.
By 2011 Nanovere partnered with Nippon Paint / CyGlaz, who are the largest paint manufacturers in Asia.
In 2013 Nanovere introduced the world's first ambient cure 'Nano-Clear Coating' to exceed the automotive OEM industrial and aerospace OEM technical specifications.
Nano-Clear is introduced to New Zealand in 2012.
Geoff Pridham became the New Zealand National Distributor in 2015.
In 2018 Geoff created the opportunity for individuals to purchase Regional Licences within New Zealand.
2019 - Nano-Clear Industrial Coating Solutions / Nanovere was a Winner at the 2019 Corrosion Innovation Awards hosted by NACE International. Nominees were required to show significant positive impact in corrosion control, relating to coatings, linings, materials, design, equipment, testing monitoring, integrity assessment, cathodic protection, chemical treatment and anything else directly related to corrosion prevention and mitigation.
Nano-Clear's product portfolio is still manufactured by Nanovere in Brighton, Michigan USA and sold globally through select distributors.
Nanovere *Nano-Clear has developed a complete platform of market-ready 3D nanostructured polymers and multi-functional nanocoating formulations. Nano-Clear nano-coatings have been proven to be the most scratch, chemical and UV resistant in the coating industry.
Nano-Clear is the perfect product for permanent clear coat protection for home assets, vehicles, marine boats and industrial assets.