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Defining excellence through colour

Nanoco Lighting is a newly created division within Nanoco Group plc (LSE: NANO), a world leader in the development and production of cadmium-free quantum dots. Because of their remarkable luminescence quality and ability to convert and re-emit light, Nanoco’s cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD® quantum dots) have the potential to be a game changer in the field of lighting.

There are many lighting application areas in which CFQD® quantum dots can be applied. Nanoco supports customers who are looking for high-performance, efficient light to fulfill specific requirements. For example, our CFQD® quantum dot films can be used in agriculture to promote the growth of plants and in general lighting applications to provide glare free, efficient light. Our 6500K cool white light, in particular, offers previously unseen high colour quality that is beneficial in workplaces such as schools, offices, laboratories or hospitals.

We are already partnering with lighting leader Marl International, and we are ready to work with customers across the entire value chain, from supply distributors with ready-to-use light fittings to lighting manufacturers that can easily integrate our CFQD® quantum dot film into their products (more details at https://studentshare.net/papers ). We enable our customers to enhance their current product offerings, increase their product lines, solve specific problems or develop entirely new light fittings.

Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. It has production facilities in Runcorn, UK, and a US subsidiary, Nanoco Inc, based in Concord, MA. Nanoco also has business development offices in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Its technology is protected worldwide by a large and growing patent estate.

Our Team

Torsten Schanze

Torsten Schanze

General Manager
MBA graduate, heading up the lighting business with overall responsibility for strategy and delivery.
tschanze@nanocolighting.com

General Manager
Nanoco Lighting is led by Torsten Schanze. He joined Nanoco as Operations Manager in 2007 to build up the companies supply chain and business support functions. Torsten Schanze graduated from Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg. After graduation in 1996 he moved to the UK and began working in technology transfer for the University of Manchester, during which time he also studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management. It was while working for the University of Manchester that Torsten first became involved with Nanoco Technologies. He decided to join the company full time in 2007. In 2012, Torsten started his MBA which he completed in 2015, in time for his new role as General Manager of Nanoco Technologies’ newly founded lighting division.
tschanze@nanocolighting.com