Founded November 2013
Stage Business development
Investor The Trendlines Group
CEO Zvika Weiss
Valentis’ technology combines nanoparticles with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a biodegradable, transparent material made from plant pulp waste, to produce highly improved polymeric coatings and compounds. Incorporating different nanoparticles into Valentis’ composites adds new properties that can be tailored to specific applications and market needs.
The Company’s first product is coating materials for the chilled food packaging market that are thinner, potentially transparent, stronger, and with high-barrier properties to block UV rays, and oxygen.
National phase, covering dispersion of nanoparticles in CNC
Israel21c (2019): 6 amazing packaging materials that cut food waste and pollution
ILTV (2017): Interview with CEO Zvika Weiss (video below)
The opportunity for thinner, stronger, greener thermoplastic films with added functionality is tremendous.
Innovative new coatings • Applications for greenhouses, food packaging, electronics, construction materials • Very good results from scale-up trial • Collaborations with diverse international companies
25 years’ experience in executive managerial positions; background in pharmaceuticals, internet security, and manufacturing
Extensive experience in biotech; developed several novel therapeutic technologies; founder, Tamuz BioSciencce consulting firm
35 years of executive corporate positions, including former president, Perrigo API; former president, U.S. operations, Quark Biotech, Inc.; president and CEO, National Coal Supply Corporation of Israel
Extensive experience with cellulose, protein engineering; founded numerous successful biotech companies; Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; research focus: quantum nanostructures
Coatings and compounds are used everywhere from food packaging and agriculture to defense. To meet various market demands and decrease the reliance on non-biodegradable petro-plastics and toxic aluminum products, the coatings and compounds need to show improved functionalities, including high gas barrier, moisture barrier, spectral barrier (UV/IR), and anti-bacterial attributes. Food packaging needs gas barrier to prevent food deterioration from oxidation and extend shelf life. The opportunity for thinner, stronger, and greener coatings and compounds with added properties is tremendous.