Batteries & Fuel Cells
Over 25 years ago, Ocean Optics started as an entrepreneur-run business with a novel design for a handheld spectrometer. Today, we are an international company with over 5,000 products and OEM customers that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in a wide range of industries.
The modular design of our products allows you to source at the component, subassembly, or system level, depending on your need and the stage of product development. Our line of spectrometers, light sources, and accessories are compact, portable, and low in power consumption.
Ocean Optics provides modular spectrometers and applications know-how to help you solve measurement challenges. We collaborate with bold, passionate innovators who believe in the power of spectroscopy to improve the quality of life. Customers use our spectrometers and accessories for applications ranging from blood and protein analysis to semiconductor processing and solar energy research.
Research and Education
Fibers & Probes
Switches, Filters & Shutters
PI-KEM was established in 1991 to offer Advanced Materials for both academic research and industrial applications. With more than twenty years experience in marketing specialty inorganic chemicals and advanced ceramics, PI-KEM now represents several European and USA products and co-operates with many other specialist suppliers of high-tech materials and components.
PI-KEM prides itself on offering custom specification to provide materials that are specific to the customers’ requirements, enhancing their individual research needs. With Scientific Sales Managers on hand to discuss your queries and global delivery.
PI-KEM offers service for: Supply of Advanced Materials and Laboratory Equipment; Lithium Ion Batteries, Materials and Equipment; Sourcing of Ceramic Materials, Components and Specialty Inorganic Chemicals; and Marketing Studies and Consultancy
We would also be pleased to consider possible distributor co-operation with other producers of related materials or laboratory equipment.
Single Crystal Components
Silicon Wafers and Substrates
Precision Machined components from, Quartz, Sapphire and Ruby
Nano phase and Rare Earth Oxide Powders
Li-ion Battery Powders and Electrolytes
PI-KEM Limited latest product news
We have recently expanded our vast materials range to cover the new ‘wonder material’ Graphene. Following new partnerships with Graphenea and Advanced Graphene Products we now offer:
- Graphene Oxide
- Reduced Graphene Oxide
- CVD Films
- HSMGTM High Strength Metallurgical GrapheneTM
Covering applications and research within – Batteries, energy, electronics, supercapacitors, surface chemistry, thermal management, flexible electronics, flexible OLED, composites, biomedical materials, biosensors, carbon nanotubes, ceramics, car industry, cleantech, electric vehicles, European project, aviation, space industry, nanopores, nanoribbons, photonics, photodetector, plasmons, quantum dots, transistors, transparent conductor, mobile devices, nanotechnology, solar cells.
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. is an independent chemical manufacturing company. With offices and warehousing in the UK, USA and China and a global network of distributors, we service the domestic and international markets and export to over 80 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1926 in Consett, in the North East of England still home to our manufacturing facilities Thomas Swan today produces over 100 products and offers an experienced and flexible manufacturing service.
Our independence has enabled us to take an innovative approach to chemical manufacturing. Working closely with leading universities we have developed cutting-edge technologies including the world’s first continuous-phase supercritical facility and the UK’s first commercial-scale carbon nanotube plant.
Whilst we are now a leading supplier to the international chemicals market, we have retained the flexibility and customer-focused approach of a family business which enables us to offer outstanding service and support to customers ranging from major multinationals to small start-ups.
At Thomas Swan we have always searched for new and exciting technologies. Building on our core competency in chemistry, over the years we have founded or invested in many different early stage companies. From our beginnings in road surfacing, we have diversified into a wide range of businesses including photonics (Cambridge Photonics Ltd.), protein separation (Bioprocessing Ltd.), flat screen displays (Screen Technology Ltd.), contract research (BioDynamics Research Ltd.), MOCVD reactors (Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Ltd.) and hydrogen storage (Cella Energy Ltd.).
Our Business comprises three divisions: (1) Performance Chemicals, (2) Custom Manufacture and (3) Advanced Materials.
Our Advanced Materials division is dedicated to the supply of high performance materials which deliver value for our customers in new and emerging markets, from printable electronics, memory devices and energy storage to advanced coating and composite systems.
We were early investors in carbon nanotube technologies, forming a strong collaboration with the University of Cambridge to develop a scalable process for the manufacture of carbon nanotubes. The carbon nano-materials business was launched in 2004, and has continued to add capabilities. Today, Thomas Swan Advanced Materials can manufacture kilogramme quantities of both single-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. A particular strength is our ability to manufacture high quality single-wall carbon nanotubes; our Elicarb® SW products.