introduction

Each defining age of human civilization was shaped by new, revolutionary materials. The Bronze Age enabled advanced farming and hunting. The Iron Age forever revolutionized human tools, weaponry, and established permanent settlements. With the Silicon Age came the computer and the internet. At BNNano, we are ushering in the next age through innovative material science.

BNNano is one of the only companies in the world that produces Boron Nitride Nanotubes at commercially viable prices and volumes. BNNano’s patented NanoBarb™ improves the properties of a bare Boron Nitride Nanotube and is the foundation of a line of products designed to minimize process challenges that historically limit macroscale performance and maximize the potential of nano-enhanced materials.

Our patented technology is designed to significantly enhance the strength, thermal performance, and neutron radiation absorptive capability of materials. An excellent absorber of organic chemicals, the NanoBarb™ can survive very high temperatures, is chemically inert, microwave transparent, and electrically insulating. We have incorporated our technology into targeted plastics and metals boosting their properties so our customers can produce transformative designs and systems.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • NanoBarb™ Patent Granted
  • Patented NanoBarb™ technology integrated into multiple materials
  • One of the best performing, highest quality, highest purity and lowest cost Boron Nitride Nanotubes
    - Producing commercial quantities
    - Fulfilling kilogram orders
  • New products released in 2022
    - Polymer Filaments for Additive Manufacturing
    - Aluminum Master Alloy
  • World Class customers:
    - NASA
    - United States Navy
    - True Velocity
    - Kairos Inc.
    - Eck Industries
    - Huneed Technologies
  • International Distribution and Representation
    - TER Chemicals: Europe
    - Japan New Metals Co.: Japan
    - Ruhl Strategic Partners: US/EU
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registered
  • Demonstrated results in the enhancement of existing materials
    - Aluminum Alloys: > 70% Mechanical Improvements
    - Polymer materials: > 70% Mechanical Improvements
  • Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Navy executed in 2020 and extended through 2023
  • 2020 Pepperdine Graziadio Business School's Most Fundable Companies® List Winner (Platinum designation)

opportunity

For decades, the manufacturing world has been excited by the promise of nanomaterials and nanotechnology (the science and engineering of materials at an atomic and molecular scale) but the potential has not yet been fully realized. When properly applied, nanomaterials allow for less energy usage, less raw material usage, a cleaner environment, and improved materials.

In the mid-1990s, revolutionary Boron Nitride Nanotubes were first synthesized. Their exceptional physical and chemical properties (i.e., electrical resistivity, superhydrophobicity, thermal stability, thermal conductivity, strength, and stiffness) led NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and numerous academic and governmental labs to identify them as necessary to advance some future technologies.

Though structurally similar to Carbon Nanotubes, Boron Nitride Nanotubes’ unique ability to withstand higher temperatures, act as electrical insulators and thermal conductors, and increased strength provide key advantages and broader applications. However, Boron Nitride Nanotubes remained an experimental novelty and could not be widely adopted given technological hurdles.

The race to commercialize Boron Nitride Nanotubes was on! We at BNNano believe we won the race and have raised the bar by developing a new class of nanomaterial - the NanoBarb™.

The engineered surface of Boron Nitride Nanotubes enhances the properties of composite materials. Our innovative patented Boron Nitride NanoBarb™ was manufactured to be irregular and like "re-bar," uses mechanical “barbs” to optimize the interlock with matrix materials, enhancing reinforcing properties.

The NanoBarb™ simplifies the handling and processing of nanomaterials by reducing the Van der Waals Attraction (minimizing contact area between particles), enabling higher loadings when mixed into other materials without agglomeration.

"I believe there is no nanomaterial like it. Our patented NanoBarb™ is a profoundly unique type of nanotube. No other nanotube, nanowire or nanosheet have crystallites that enhance the super strong backbone of nanomaterials."
- Jason Taylor
Co-Founder & CTO BNNano

HOW WE COMMERCIALIZED THE TECHNOLOGY

At BNNano, we have fostered a culture that embraces original and innovative solutions. We prioritize actions over words, needs over wants, and value people over technology. We believe real change comes only after dismissing the status quo and venturing into novel approaches. We refuse to fail and understand the need to advance not only our disruptive technology, but also foster an equally successful manufacturing process, supply chain, and business model.

Our team engineered and commercialized the NanoBarb™, a patented form of the Boron Nitride Nanotube that solves many of nanomaterials’ pervasive problems while significantly augmenting the unique properties of other materials.

The NanoBarb’s™ irregular “rebar-like” surface prevents Nanotubes (one of the strongest but notoriously difficult to use material forms) from sticking together. It anchors, strengthens, and improves materials. The NanoBarb™ is stable at extremely high temperatures, is an electrical insulator and thermal conductor, and is more easily integrated by providing better connection & adherence to materials. We believe the NanoBarb™ has costs orders of magnitudes lower than competitors and has higher quality and purity.

Current NanoBarb™ Products:

  • NanoBarb™ Powder is an additive that augments and improves performance across numerous applications. NanoBarb™ Powder can be added to a wide range of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, liquids, resins to name a few. NanoBarb™ Powder is our original product and is the foundation for our expanding product portfolio.
  • NanoBarb™ Polymer Filaments are designed to be used for Additive Manufacturing. The NanoBarbs™ provides a super strong backbone while the crystallites act as barbs, interlocking with the polymer matrix creating an ideal material for demanding 3D Printing applications.
  • NanoBarb™ Aluminum Master Alloy is a specially engineered pellet which contains a high percentage of NanoBarbs™ compounded into pure aluminum. When added to molten aluminum during the alloying process the NanoBarb™ Aluminum Master Alloy increases material strength giving aluminum the potential strength of steel or titanium.

APPLICATIONS

BNNano is selling our NanoBarb™ products to global world class customers in private industry, government labs and agencies, and academia.

Customers such as NASA, True Velocity, Huneed Technologies, the United States Navy, and Eck Industries are using our NanoBarb™ products to innovate and change the world.

While prioritizing the manufacturing of cutting edge nanomaterials and NanoBarb™ products, we are also active in research and development. Our dedication to meeting customer needs drives our R&D activities and our progress is evident in the evolution of our product portfolio. We develop products that our customers want and need.

Historically, the introduction of novel nanomaterials has targeted high-value applications, but BNNano has taken a different approach. Our team’s painstaking focus on both our technology and manufacturing has established an “elegantly simple” manufacturing process with a streamlined supply chain. Manufacturing with high throughput and quality with low costs provides BNNano the flexibility needed to meet our customer’s technical and financial demands.

market

BNNano's 3 Top Markets

  • Raw Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Lightweighting

Raw Materials

Our NanoBarb™ Powder is a nanoscale additive material when added to base materials (e.g. polymers, metals, ceramics, liquids, and other materials) provides specialized characteristics or enhances the material properties (mechanical, thermal, radiation, and/or chemical).

Additive Manufacturing

Also referred to as 3D Printing or Rapid Prototyping. This emerging field enables the manufacturing of three-dimensional products by adding material, typically layer by layer, rather than by removing material from a solid block.

Analogous to common desktop printers that use ink to produce a 2D document, additive manufacturing uses materials such as polymers and metals to manufacture 3D components. The final product is created by building or adding materials which enables the creation of designs that are more complex than can be produced by traditional manufacturing techniques. Parts that once were an assembly of multiple pieces can now be produced as one part saving time, money, and energy.

BNNano’s Polymers and Metal NanoBarb™ Products are being utilized to meet the needs of our Additive Manufacturing customers.

Lightweighting

Across industries, a universal focus is the optimization of size, weight, power, and cost. Lightweighting is the process of removing unnecessary weight from a component or assembly. Designers and manufacturers lightweight products by substituting materials (i.e., polymers, composites, and metal alloys such as aluminum) or by changing and optimizing designs. Advanced materials are critical because they can provide stronger materials with better thermal properties helping manufacturers meet stringent performance requirements at the lowest possible weight.

Advanced materials are typically environmentally friendly, reduce carbon footprints, and offer advantages such as corrosion and oxidation resistance, high electrical and thermal conductivities, low density, high reflectivity, high ductility, high strength, and cost-efficiency. As a result, advanced materials have extensive applications in the aerospace, defense, healthcare, electronics, construction, automotive, and packaging industries across the globe.

BNNano’s complete line of NanoBarb™ Products can be utilized to meet the needs of Lightweighting customers.

Sources: A. Research and Markets | B. Verified Market Research | C. Reports and Data

  • Additional Markets: We are also supporting fire prevention and water purification and numerous markets with significant opportunities such as hypersonics, composites, and green energy, all of which are multi-billion dollar opportunities.

customer testimonials

At BNNano, we are determined to be an elite nanotechnology company and an elite business. Founded over five years ago, we continue to progress as we broaden our product portfolio, build our customer base, establish academic relationships, engage in research and development, and expand our intellectual property portfolio.

Just look at what some of our customers have to say:

“BNNano is an embodiment of the adage that technology by itself is an enabler, but the real success comes with finding the applications of technology that help society solve problems. BNNano's technology, notably their patented NanoBarb formulation and their ability to scale commercial production, allows Huneed to offer world first application solutions to our end customers. The future of BNNT is already here- and BNNano is playing a foundational role in making sure that it is evenly distributed.”
- Daniel Warren
Executive Director of Business Development and Sales, Huneed
“True Velocity is an advanced technology and composite manufacturing company that uses proprietary engineering, science and modern manufacturing techniques to produce cutting-edge weapons systems and ammunition. BNNano’s innovative NanoBarb™ materials allow us to introduce nanotechnology into our normal manufacturing processes which gives the opportunity to enhance our products even further. Innovation is at the core of everything we do as a company, and we see tremendous opportunities to utilize BNNano’s materials to increase our capabilities and maintain our competitive edge well into the future.”
- Mark Beck
VP Business Development, True Velocity
“One of the biggest issues in the production of composite materials is agglomeration of the particles. The unique chemistry and aspect ratio of NanoBarbs™ makes agglomeration less likely and therefore more effective in strengthening the base alloy. We are excited to bring NanoBarb™ reinforced aluminum casting alloys to our customers.”
- David Weiss
VP Research and Development, Eck Industries
"Our community of investors has introduced us to some of our most strategic partnerships to date - mostly through simple friendly introductions. We invite all investors, current and future, in our community to do the same"
- Steve Wilcenski
Co-Founder & CEO BNNano, Inc.

HOW CAN YOU HELP BNNANO GROW

When founding our company, we prioritized relationships and connections. We recognize that only through the support of our families, employees, and community can BNNano revolutionize material science while helping many others along the way as possible.

Since the beginning, our funding has come through friends, family, angel investors, and crowdfunding on this platform. As we grow, we want to do so authentically with individuals who believe in our dream, support our progress, and find success together.

We feel an obligation to our past and current investors and want to fulfill the promise you see in us. We have returned to Netcapital to thank those who have already supported us. We believe we fulfilled our promises and goals from the first raise and return to provide the crowd the first chance to support us as we enter our growth phase.

We are a young company with the potential for exponential growth. We see the power of crowdfunding as more than monetary investment, but as a force multiplier. We view our investors as partners and have already experienced the power of the crowd in the introductions our investors have made to new companies, research partners, industries, and applications. You, our investors, are helping propel BNNano forward and fostering technological innovation and growth.

To our existing investors and connectors, I and the team, personally want to thank you. To those considering becoming investors, we welcome you to the journey and believe in the future we can create. Let’s change the world together!

FAQs

BNNano is an advanced manufacturing company that pioneered the patented NanoBarb™, a unique and enhanced Boron Nitride Nanotube. When added to commodities, NanoBarbs™ improve a material’s natural properties, making it extraordinary. NanoBarbs™ are ideal for use in markets such as additive manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, defense, biomedical, fire prevention, thermal management, and water purification.

What are Nanotubes?
Nanotubes are tube-like structures used as a building material at an atomic and molecular scale. A nanotube can be made from materials such as carbon, boron nitride, or silicon and have applications in new technologies.

At BNNano we engineer innovative materials on a nanoscale. How small is that? If you were to compare one nanometer to a meter, it is approximately the same ratio as a soccer ball to the earth, one billion times smaller.

Nanotechnology, when properly applied, has the potential to use less energy, need fewer raw materials, clean the environment, and increase efficiency while improving materials. We at BNNano believe small things change the world.
What makes Boron Nitride Nanotubes special?
Boron Nitride Nanotubes exhibit a desirable combination of exceptional physical and chemical properties to include:

- Electrical resistivity
- Superhydrophobicity
- High thermal stability (withstands temperatures above 850C or 1560F)
- Thermal conductivity
- Strength
- Stiffness
- Neutron absorbing

Though similar to Carbon Nanotubes, Boron Nitride Nanotubes differ in that they are electrically insulating AND thermally conductive. Boron Nitride Nanotubes are thermally stable at much higher temperatures, broadening their potential applications into areas requiring high process temperatures such as metals, ceramics, and thermal management of electronics.

When NanoBarbs™ are infused in metals and metal alloys the metals and metal alloys become stronger and more thermally conductive while retaining their formability. When used as additives in polymers and composites, it augments the materials properties and makes the original material special. When a polymer is enhanced with NanoBarbs™ it becomes stronger and more thermally conductive. We plan to leverage this potential to use less energy, need fewer raw materials, clean the environment, and increase efficiency while improving materials across current and untapped markets.
What was the inspiration for the NanoBarb?
Our inspiration comes from materials and designs proved over time. To make an engineered material stronger and tougher, emulating Rebar was a natural choice. Rebar’s texture is not smooth and thus provides better connection acting as a material anchor.

We mimicked rebar on the nanoscale using our expertise in Thin Film and Crystal Growth creating a kind of “Rock Candy”.

By growing hexagonal Boron Nitride nano-crystals on the outside of our Nanotubes, we created the innovative Boron Nitride NanoBarb™, an enhanced and improved Boron Nitride Nanotube.
How do NanoBarbs improve on Boron Nitride Nanotubes?
Our innovative Boron Nitride NanoBarb™ was engineered by growing “h-BN crystals” on the outside of the nanotube. Such innovation improves the properties of nanotubes and solves many problems inherent in nanomaterials:

- Increases the nanomaterial’s surface area
- The irregular "rebar like" mechanical "barbs" sticks to host materials better
- The jagged surface helps limit and prevent agglomeration allowing higher loadings
- Enhances properties of composite materials
- Physical and chemical improvements
How are you different?
Our NanoBarbs™ are the cutting-edge evolution of the revolutionary Boron Nitride Nanotube, identified as necessary to advance some future technologies. Universities, government laboratories, and organizations like NASA and the U.S. Air Force have shown significant interest but encountered barriers for implementation.

Our proprietary methods make BNNano one of the only companies in the world with a commercially viable manufacturing process for Boron Nitride Nanotubes. We believe we alone have produced more material in the last few months than the combined output of all other competitors in the material’s history. We believe our costs are orders of magnitude lower than any competitor, we can scale production, our quality is higher, and our IP portfolio protects our Boron Nitride NanoBarbs™. Our superior technology utilizes an elegantly simple process to implementation - from the supply chain, to the manufacturing process, to the ease of use.

The versatility of our Boron Nitride NanoBarbs™ allows users to tailor and enhance existing materials. We help users transform materials in forms, factors, and applications previously not possible. Examples include the next generation of thermal management solutions for high density and high-power electronics, stronger, tougher, and more fire-resistant textiles, new enhanced materials for 3D printing applications, hypersonics, space, defense, enhanced aluminum that is as strong as steel or titanium, water purification, and many more.
Why is your team uniquely qualified to solve the problems?
Our team has a history of developing commercial processes for products using advanced materials and technologies. Our team has been key contributors in the commercialization of revolutionary products like the LED Light bulb, MEMS devices, and nano-machines.

Each member of our executive team has a strong academic pedigree and proven sustained performance across varied problem sets and industries. We not only understand innovative science but find unique applications aimed to disrupt and fundamentally change commodity markets.
What are your competitive advantages?
BNNano is currently one of the only companies in the world with a commercially viable manufacturing process for Boron Nitride Nanotubes and the only one with the NanoBarb™. We believe our costs are orders of magnitude lower than any competitor, our quality is higher, our capacity higher, and our IP portfolio protects our Boron Nitride NanoBarb™.
Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
We anticipate significant growth to include manufacturing and have identified several industries which could be fundamentally disrupted once our NanoBarb™ is introduced. We believe the growth potential for BNNano is immense when one considers the applications across industries for materials that are lighter, stronger, and faster. We plan to continue to build our relationships with companies, universities, and government labs to usher in disruptive and industry changing innovation. We plan to be bigger, better, and stronger while supporting and helping our community.
What key intellectual property does BNNano have? Who developed the IP? Who owns the IP?
We have a Strategic IP Plan which includes Patents, Trade Secrets and Trademarks.

BNNano is the sole developer and owner of all filed patents and provisional patents. No one outside BNNano has any claims to any of our Intellectual Property. Our Seminal Patent (pending) was filed in March 2018. We have filed additional Patents and Provisional Patents.

All Process information is a guarded Trade Secret. This includes all aspects of NanoBarb™ production and the processes to manufacture our Master Alloys.

The Trademark for NanoBarbs™ is in process.

TEAM

Steve Wilcenski
Founder & CEO
For over 20 years, Steve has been an active member of teams designing and developing technologies and products on the micro and nano-scale. Many of these products have enabled disruptive technologies for markets, including Defense, Aerospace, Biomedical, Automotive, Communications, and Consumer Electronics. Before co-founding BNNano, Steve was the President and General Manager for the MEMS Business Unit of MEMSCAP, SA. Steve earned a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University, an M.S. in Chemistry from Clemson University, and an MBA from North Carolina State University.
Jason Taylor
Founder & CTO
Jason began his career as a Process Development Engineer, working to identify critical factors and optimize multilayer GaN epitaxy for LED products initially introduced in the dashboards of cars, cellphones, and video screens. Working directly with customers and internal R&D groups, Taylor helped to develop innovative ways to address market opportunities creating ten patents along the way. During this time, Jason began looking for new materials that could lead to the "next" revolution; he found Boron Nitride Nanotubes. Jason earned a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech.


Theodore Kalmbach
Chief Strategy Officer
Ted began his career as a strategy consultant for Accenture in Munich and Berlin, focused on the automotive/energy sectors. He joined the Institute for Defense Analyses in 2004, supporting the Pentagon's counter-insurgency strategy, then transitioned to the U.S. Department of State in 2006, serving as a diplomat in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Austria. Ted graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in International Affairs and completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Duesseldorf, where he analyzed the German and Chinese energy markets. Ted later earned a M.A. from Johns Hopkins in National Security Strategy.
Mark Edmond
Director of Operations
Before joining BNNano, Mark helped upstart lighting company LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) develop the first commercially viable LED general lighting products. After Cree purchased LLF in 2008, Mark held roles as Product Development Manager and R&D Researcher in LED lighting, notably inventing concepts for Cree's CR series of LED lamps and developing Cree's line of consumer light bulbs. Mark currently has 31 issued US patents and earned his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.

Use of Proceeds


If the offering's maximum amount of $3,000,002 is raised:

UseValue% of Proceeds
Payroll (Current and New Hires)$750,00025.0%
Facilities Improvements$150,0005.0%
Capital Equipment$500,00016.7%
Product Development$600,00020.0%
Sales and Marketing$400,00013.3%
Intellectual Property$250,0008.3%
Research and Development$203,0026.8%
Intermediary fees$147,0004.9%

Terms

This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in BNNano, Inc.. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by January 6, 2023 at 9:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. BNNano, Inc. may issue additional securities to raise up to $3,000,002, the offering’s maximum.

If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:

14,278,435 shares
×
$1.87 per share
$26,700,673implied valuation

Financials

These financial statements have been audited by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

SEC Filings

The Offering Statement is a formal description of the company and this transaction. It’s filed with the SEC to comply with the requirements of exemption 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933.

We’re also required to share links to each of the SEC filings related to this offering with investors.

Understand the Risks

Be sure to understand the risks of this type of investment. No regulatory body (not the SEC, not any state regulator) has passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials or information posted herein. That’s typical for Regulation CF offerings like this one.

Neither Netcapital nor any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, or agents shall have any liability whatsoever arising from any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in, or lack of care in the preparation or publication of, the materials and communication herein or the terms or valuation of any securities offering.

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the company’s control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. No obligation exists to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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Updates

  • Nov 30, 2022
    One of the challenges confronting the world...

    One of the challenges confronting the world today is clean water. Forever chemicals (PFAS, PFOA) are regularly noted in the press and exist in water supplies across our country and throughout the world. They are found in and streams, in fish and wildlife, and rainwater. Forever chemicals are only now beginning to be understood and the data shows there may be harm to those exposed and there is no good solution to remove these chemicals.

    BNNano manufacturing materials with our patented NanoBarb™ technologies to remove contaminants like forever chemicals, we are excited to show our first-generation Filtration Membranes developed in our laboratories. Our membranes remove contaminants like textile dyes, heavy metals, and organic contaminants including PFAS/PFOS from water. We are developing products to help clean water supplies around the world.

    To see an image of our first-generation Filtration Membrane visit our website via the link below and we are close to Gen2 so stay tuned.

    Visit our website to see the membrane
  • Nov 25, 2022
    We have our first product listed in the...

    We have our first product listed in the Digi-Key Catalog.

    Digi-Key Electronics is recognized as both the leader and continuous innovator in the high service distribution of electronic components and automation products worldwide.

    BNNano’s Polycarbonate/PBT filaments for additive manufacturing are ideal materials to use when 3D printing custom packaging solutions and custom boxes for the electronics industry.

    Product Listing
  • Nov 15, 2022
    BNNano and Grove Climate Group, announce a...

    BNNano and Grove Climate Group, announce a partnership to help bring next generation PFAS water filtration technology to market.

    BNNano, Inc. continues to develop products in PFAS removal from water, GCG will leverage existing relationships at all levels of government to enable BNNano, Inc. to reach customers and validators of their products.

    BNNano wants to change the world through material science and the commercialization of our NanoBarb technologies. We cannot think of a better way to do that than to introduce a family of products that will be an integral part of a long-term clean water solution. In addition, we are excited to partner with Grove Climate Group, whose expertise and experience will enable us to scale our solution quickly and effectively. This is an incredibly difficult problem to solve, but with our new discoveries and unique solution, I am optimistic that we can provide future generations with cleaner, safer, and purer drinking water than we have today.

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  • Oct 19, 2022
    We are working with our partne, Innosek, to...

    We are working with our partne, Innosek, to improve the performance of 3D printed parts…sometimes the performance improvements are best to show instead of talking about the materials analysis. Watch what happens when they make a golf ball out of our Polycarbonate material…

    Watch the video
  • Oct 19, 2022
  • Oct 4, 2022
    BNNano is excited to announce that we have...

    BNNano is excited to announce that we have completed and qualified our Facility/Production improvements in our Burlington, NC factory.

    These facility improvements have enabled us to realize cost reductions that are as critical to BNNano’s success as our technology. We are now positioned to supply NanoBarbs and our family of NanoBarb enhanced materials to cost sensitive customers that have not yet reaped the benefits of the technology.

    This new cost structure opens many new potential applications and opportunities for BNNano!

    Learn more
  • Oct 3, 2022
    BNNano will be Exhibiting and Speaking at The...

    BNNano will be Exhibiting and Speaking at The Advanced Materials Show / Nanotechnology Show in Pittsburgh, PA on October 11th and 12th. Stop by our Booth (#1032) and introduce yourself.

    If you are in the area let us know if you need a ticket for the show!

    Ask us for a ticket if you will be in the area.
  • Sep 19, 2022
    Steve and Jason had the chance to sit down with...

    Steve and Jason had the chance to sit down with Will McGuire from Incolo (Incolo.io) to tell the BNNano story and to talk about our technology and why we are raising money through the cloud. You can view the full interview and we will be posting segment over the next few days.

    Watch the interview
  • Sep 15, 2022
    We are excited to announce our partnership with...

    We are excited to announce our partnership with Innosek (https://www.innosek.com).

    Innosek is a high-volume additive manufacturing company in Buffalo, NY, which lowers the barrier of entry into plastic part and product manufacturing. We empower our customers to create, innovate, and validate designs, products, and markets faster using high volume prototyping and low volume manufacturing. John Kappel, the founder and CEO of Innosek, says that “…the new partnership with BNNano will give Innosek access to a patented material technology (NanoBarb™) that can be used in 3D printing. It’s going to help us compete with aerospace and more mission-critical industries.”

    BNNano continues to grow by partnering with world class customers with Innosek.

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  • Sep 14, 2022
    Patent Granted! We are pleased to announce...

    Patent Granted!

    We are pleased to announce that BNNano’s Boron Nitride NanoBarb patent application submitted in the Country of Taiwan has been granted (R.O.C. Invention Patent No. I777050).

    At BNNano, we greatly value the designs, innovations, and know-how of our team that brings nanotechnology to market, and we protect that intellectual property through a combination of patents and trade secrets.

    Learn more about BNNano
  • Sep 14, 2022
    Water has been in the news a lot lately, and...

    Water has been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. BNNano has been working on developing NanoBarb filtration materials to help solve the PFAS problem, among others, and we plan to begin sharing more details about these materials his with everyone soon, but here is a short video made by someone in our Crowd to start the introduction.

    Check out the video
  • Sep 7, 2022
    BNNano is excited to announce that we have been...

    BNNano is excited to announce that we have been selected to list our products on the Knowde.com marketplace. The Knowde.com Marketplace is a business-to-business portal for for ingredients, polymers, and chemicals.

    According to Knowde.com, “Raw material suppliers and their customers are the hidden innovators behind the end-products we rely on every day. Chemistry is used to make every physical good on Earth, including the products we love from Tesla, Glossier, Apple, Nike, 3M and J&J”.

    Listing our products on Knowde.com will allow BNNano to expand our outreach to a world class customer base.

    Check out BNNano on Knowde.com
  • Aug 30, 2022
    There have been a lot of changes in the last...

    There have been a lot of changes in the last 12-18 months for BNNano.

    We have officially started to fill out our Advisory Board and we are fortunate enough to have some incredible people agree to be a part of our team and provide us advice and guidance in all aspects of our business.

    Our Advisors include:

    Current Managing Director Cerberus Capital Management, Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the White House/National Security Council, Former VP Technology Cree, Inc., Former CEO of Tregan Energy, Founder and Former Managing Director at Commonwealth Opportunity Capital, and Philanthropist of the Year - 2020

    To learn more about our Advisory Board visit https://www.bnnano.com/team

    Learn more about the Advisory Board
  • Aug 29, 2022
    Dear Friends and Family, We are excited to...

    Dear Friends and Family,

    We are excited to kick-off our latest raise on Netcapital!

    It has been an outstanding year for BNNano. We are working with excellent customers, have new products, and are excited about the future.

    In 2021, we raised over $1,000,000 on Netcapital and met the goals we set for that raise. As we prepare for our next stage of growth, we need to expand our operations, our team, our product portfolio, and our intellectual property.

    Visit our offer page to Invest in BNNano and enable our goal to revolutionize material science.

    Steve Wilcenski Jason Taylor Theodore Kalmbach

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  • Aug 29, 2022
    Primary offering of 1,604,279 shares at $1.87
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  • Aug 18, 2022
    BNNano is proud to announce that our...

    BNNano is proud to announce that our COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (CRADA) with the U.S. NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) has been extended to enable ongoing projects as well as newly outlined areas of research and development. We greatly value this relationship with the talented scientists and engineers at NPS.

    Visit for more information
  • Aug 8, 2022
    Patent Granted! BNNano is proud to announce...

    Patent Granted!

    BNNano is proud to announce that our Boron Nitride NanoBarb™, has been patented.

    The NanoBarb™ is a novel modification of a nanotube with a surface design that is key to unlocking the transfer of its incredible strength, stiffness, and thermal conductivity to materials into which it is infused.

    At BNNano, we greatly value the designs, innovations, and know-how of our team that brings nanotechnology to market, and we protect that intellectual property through a combination of patents and trade secrets.

    Our talented team works relentlessly to bring forth the incredible potential from the nano realm to everyday life.

    More to come... and if you would like to be among the first to hear our news and updates follow the link to visit our webpage and subscribe up for our newsletter.
  • Jul 18, 2022
    BNNano will be presenting at the next...

    BNNano will be presenting at the next Planetmasters Conference. Please join us if you can. We will be discussing how we are growing our company and making the world a better place.

    Click on the link to learn more.
  • Jul 1, 2022
    The video from our Investor Update Meeting has...

    The video from our Investor Update Meeting has been posted.

    Watch the video
  • Jun 12, 2022
    BNNano will be hosting the Web Investor Call on...

    BNNano will be hosting the Web Investor Call on Tuesday June 14th at 3:00pm EDT. Please use the link below to register for the call.

    We will be taking questions during the call and you can post questions now on the Discussion Board.

    The meeting will be recorded and will be available on our website if you are not able to make the call.

    Register Now
  • Jun 1, 2022
    BNNano will be hosting a web meeting on Tuesday...

    BNNano will be hosting a web meeting on Tuesday June 14th. During this Zoom meeting we will provide an update on the progress we have made over the past 12 months, and some insight about where we are going in the future. There will be time to take questions from our Netcapital Investors and Followers. The time of day will be set in the next few days, and we will provide the link here on the discussion board. The meeting will be recorded in case you are unable to attend live. Please post any questions that you want to ask on the discussion board.

    We are excited about what we have accomplished and what is to come!

    Steve

  • Nov 5, 2021
    OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE Hello, We at BNNano...

    OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE

    Hello,

    We at BNNano wanted to once again thank you for your support and investment. Our team was excited to close our Netcapital round on July 31st after raising the maximum of $1.069 million. We are in an excellent financial position for 2021-2022. We plan to provide regular updates and are glad to have you as part of our team.

    Highlights • We are continuing the facilities upgrade and expansion activities in Burlington, NC and are targeting Phase 1 to be completed by the end of calendar 2022 • With the world opening back up, we will attend, present, and exhibit at the following: o The Advanced Materials/Nanotechnology Show; October 13-14, 2021; Edison, NJ (https://advancedmaterialsshowusa.com) o The Composites and Advanced Materials Show (CAMX); October 18-22, 2021; Dallas, TX (https://www.thecamx.org) • We will officially announce our Boron Nitride NanoBarb™ Polycarbonate Filaments for 3-D Manufacturing at CAMX. This material has shown excellent results and we are excited about its potential • We have continued to grow our 2021 revenues and are on track to meet or exceed our 2021 targets.

    Thanks again for taking this journey with us! We are excited to share what we have in the pipeline and will continue to work hard for you. As always let us know if you have questions, connections, introductions, or ideas we should pursue. We wish you all the best.

    Steve

  • Oct 4, 2021
    SEPTEMBER 2021 UPDATE Hello, I hope your...

    SEPTEMBER 2021 UPDATE

    Hello,

    I hope your month is off to a great start! We at BNNano once again wanted to thank you for your support and investment. Our team was excited to close our Netcapital round on July 31st and raised $1.069 million and are in an excellent financial position for 2021-2022. We plan to provide regular updates and are glad to have you as part of our team.

    Highlights • We have begun the facilities upgrade and expansion activities in Burlington, NC. • We have extended our Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Naval Post Graduate School (https://nps.edu) through September 2022. • With the world opening back up, we will attend, present, and exhibit at the following: o The Advanced Materials/Nanotechnology Show; October 13-14, 2021; Edison, NJ (https://advancedmaterialsshowusa.com) o The Composites and Advanced Materials Show (CAMX); October 18-22, 2021; Dallas, TX (https://www.thecamx.org) • We are back on the road to meet with and acquire new customers across numerous markets • Our team is actively engaged in continuous improvement activities to improve our NanoBarb™ powders and Aluminum Master Alloy. • We are continuing our new product development and plan to announce a new product in Q4 2021. A Boron Nitride NanoBarb™ enhanced polycarbonate filament for 3D manufacturing. • We have continued to grow our 2021 revenues and are on track to meet or exceed our 2021 targets.

    Thanks again for taking this journey with us! We are excited to share what we have in the pipeline and will continue to work hard for you. As always let us know if you have questions, connections, introductions, or ideas we should pursue. We wish you all the best.

    Steve

  • Sep 27, 2021
    BNNano is Exhibiting at The Composites and...

    BNNano is Exhibiting at The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo CAMX 2021

    We are excited to be Exhibiting at The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Dallas TX on October 19-21st. Please come by and visit us in Exhibit Halls D-F at Booth Y55.

    CAMX brings together all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities together for one all-encompassing event. CAMX is where the industry meets to get business done and the industry discovers the latest products, solutions, and advanced industry technology.

    Read more
  • Sep 20, 2021
    BNNano is Speaking and Exhibiting at The...

    BNNano is Speaking and Exhibiting at The Advanced Materials Show / Nanotechnology Show

    We are excited to be speaking and exhibiting at The Advanced Materials Show / Nanotechnology Show in Edison, New Jersey this October 13th and 14th. Please come by and visit us at Booth 408.

    The Nanotechnology Show is the first industry focused exhibition and conference covering the development and integration of nanotechnology within a range of applications including chemicals, life sciences, pharmaceutical, energy, electronics, automotive and aerospace.

    The Advanced Materials Show USA will showcase the very latest in high performance materials technology for applications including Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy and Medical Technology.

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  • Jul 31, 2021
    Primary offering finalized, selling 629,209 shares
    Sold 629,209 shares at $1.70 for a total of $1,069,655.30
    See offering
  • Jul 8, 2021
    We wanted to take a moment to thank our 1,200...

    We wanted to take a moment to thank our 1,200 plus Netcapital investors for the trust and confidence you have shown BNNano. We are excited to have surpassed the $1 million milestone and are nearing our final goal of $1.069 million.

    We are excited about our future and we look forward to the remainder of 2021 and beyond. If you are on the watch list, we recommend getting in before the round closes, and we will close on July 31st, with no extension.

    If you have any questions as we near the end of this raise, please reach out on the Discussion Board! Thanks again for your support!

  • Jun 14, 2021
    BNNANO ADDS TO LEADERSHIP TEAM We excited to...

    BNNANO ADDS TO LEADERSHIP TEAM

    We excited to announce that we have added a new member to the BNNano team. Scott Kish has an exceptional background and he will be a key asset for BNNano as we continue to grow our team.

    Scott will be our new Head of External Programs and he will not only be tasked with establishing programs with the US Government but he will also help us find partners in private industry so we can continue to innovate and develop new and exciting products that utilize our NanoBarbs™.

    Here is a short bio for Scott:

    Scott has over 30 years of experience working for the U.S. Government and the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps upon his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992. Scott finished his active-duty service developing and analyzing future expeditionary warfare requirements for the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. He subsequently worked for the U.S. Congress House Appropriations Committee. Scott deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 where he was instrumental in establishing the first tribal Iraq Awakening and responsible for reconstruction projects in the central part of Ramadi. He has served overseas in Europe, Asia, and in South America, and was awarded a commendation for valor in Iraq. Scott earned a M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies and a M.S. in Systems Technology from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

  • Jun 1, 2021
    Today we are pleased to announce that BNNano's...

    Today we are pleased to announce that BNNano’s CEO has been named one of “2021’s Most Inspiring Business Leaders”, by Beyond Exclamation Magazine.

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  • May 17, 2021
    BNNano CEO Steve Wilcenski Named to NSBA...

    BNNano CEO Steve Wilcenski Named to NSBA Leadership Council. I glad to have the opportunity to serve on the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.

    Read more
  • May 11, 2021
    Today we are excited to announce that we have a...

    Today we are excited to announce that we have a strategic partnership with Huneed Technologies of South Korea. Huneed Technologies (www.huneed.com) is a specialist in tactical communication and aerospace equipment and this partnership will help BNNano to expand into the Korean marketplace.

    Read More
  • Apr 28, 2021
    Today we are excited to announce that we have...

    Today we are excited to announce that we have partnered with TER Chemicals to be our distributor in the European Union.

    We selected TER Chemicals because we were not only looking for a transactional trading partner, but for a strategic partnership with technology and application expertise in the European markets. We are very excited and confident that we found the right partner with TER Chemicals!

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  • Apr 28, 2021
    We are excited to announce our decision to...

    We are excited to announce our decision to extend our offering for another three months and would like to take this opportunity to explain our decision.

    First, our original SEC filing allows our offering to be open for a year, but we wanted to first test the waters and better understand Netcapital. After an overwhelmingly positive experience, we feel it is the right decision to extend our original three month offering and continue to partner with Netcapital and their excellent team.

    Second, a number of individuals and groups have contacted us directly with an interest to invest and asked whether we could extend the offering to provide them the opportunity to review our documentation and technology before determining the amount of their investment.

    Third, we have a number of exciting announcements and partnerships to announce in 2021 and wanted the opportunity to share this with the Netcapital community.

    Finally, we strongly believe in the power of crowdfunding and the ability to provide investors the opportunity to invest in early-stage ventures. The Netcapital community has proven an excellent resource for much more than investment dollars and we believe extending our offering is in the best interest of BNNano and our Shareholders. We are extremely excited about our progress in 2021 and know we will continue to grow and expand.

  • Apr 22, 2021
    We have some exciting news about how our...

    We have some exciting news about how our NanoBarbs™ can improve the mechanical properties of aluminum alloys. Today we are excited to talk about the work we are doing with Eck Industries. Eck Industries is an aluminum casting house located in Wisconsin. Eck provides high value cast products for the military, aviation, medical, high performance automotive, hybrid vehicles, space, and industrial markets, and they are world leaders and innovators in their field.

    By using BNNano’s NanoBarbs™, Eck Industries has demonstrated that successful incorporation of Boron Nitride NanoBarbs™ into an advanced aluminum alloy casting, boosted the yield strength of their alloy by 70% at 0.4wt% NanoBarb™ loading.

    This is a demonstration of what we can do.

    Read More
  • Apr 7, 2021
    BNNano will be presenting our “Origin Story”...

    BNNano will be presenting our “Origin Story” at the IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council’s, 5th “Origin Stories - Exploring Entrepreneurship”.

    We are very excited about the opportunity to go into more detail behind the formation of BNNano and the inspirations for our Boron Nitride NanoBarbs™ and the methods we used to develop this novel material.

    We would like to invite you to attend this virtual event on April 21st. BNNano will be one of the companies presenting, along with other phenomenal organizations. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

    Register Now
  • Mar 26, 2021
    We presented during Netcapital’s Virtual Demo...

    We presented during Netcapital’s Virtual Demo Day on Advanced Technologies on Wednesday 3/24. Here is our presentation and the Q&A Afterwards.

    Watch now
  • Mar 23, 2021
    Ruhl Strategic partners recently highlighted...

    Ruhl Strategic partners recently highlighted BNNano, noting the company’s acceleration in commercializing their Boron Nitride NanoBarb into new industrial market. Specifically highlighted where the recent industry recognition and new product development. Visit Ruhl’s website for more information.

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  • Mar 22, 2021
    Netcapital is hosting a Virtual Demo Day on...

    Netcapital is hosting a Virtual Demo Day on Advanced Technologies on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7pm ET highlighting and BNNano is one of the companies that will be presenting.

    Please join us on Wednesday!

    Join us!
  • Mar 18, 2021
    Naval Postgraduate School Announces CRADA with...

    Naval Postgraduate School Announces CRADA with BNNano to research nanomaterial applications. The NPS highlights the relationship, potential applications, and the future relationship.

    Read more
  • Mar 16, 2021
    BNNano is excited to announce the next phase of...

    BNNano is excited to announce the next phase of our expansion. We are launching a Research & Development facility in the South Carolina Upstate at the Abbeville Incubator & Soft-Landing Facility.

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  • Mar 15, 2021
    We had a great conversation with Eric Cox from...

    We had a great conversation with Eric Cox from Netcapital and Amy Wood from Pepperdine University on Thursday. There were a lot of excellent questions from the attendees and here is the link in case you were not able to listen in:

    Watch now
  • Mar 11, 2021
    Join us on Thursday 3/11 at 8pm ET for a...

    Join us on Thursday 3/11 at 8pm ET for a conversation with Steve Wilcenski, founder and CEO of BNNano, and Amy Wood, Program Manager at Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School.

    Watch Now
  • Feb 23, 2021
    BNNano CEO Steve Wilcenski is featured in the...

    BNNano CEO Steve Wilcenski is featured in the Nano Entrepreneurship Network Podcast. During this conversation with National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) Director Lisa Friedersdorf, Wilcenski discusses his experiences launching BNNano, lessons learned, and provides advice for new entrepreneurs.

    This Podcast is hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a U.S. Government R&D initiative focused on nanotechnology. The NNCO provides technical and administrative support to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Tech Subcommittee of the National Science and Tech Council.

    Watch Now
  • Feb 10, 2021
    Primary offering of 629,411 shares at $1.70

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