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Nanoco Recognised for Innovation in Sustainable Plant Growth

Company wins Silver Edison Award for cadmium-free quantum dots and quantum dot film

Nanoco Group, a manufacturer of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, has received a Silver Edison Award in the category of Applied Technology: Horticulture for its cadmium-free CFQD quantum dot technology for LED grow lighting and Deep Red CFQD Quantum Dot Film for sustainable plant growth.

Presented at a recent gala in New York City, the annual Edison Awards - named after Thomas Alva Edison - honours the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

The Nanoco Deep Red CFQD Quantum Dot Film is reportedly the first of its kind in sustainable plant growth. Free of heavy metals, the film, when combined with blue and/or near-UV LEDs, maximizes chlorophyll absorption to promote healthy and improved growth while minimising energy consumption.

Using the cadmium-free quantum dot film allows custom individual colour selection for customers based on the particular plant or product being grown, and provides uniformity of light with greatly reduced heat output compared to traditional sources, allowing the lights to be placed in proximity to the plants for maximum yield and plant quality.

 Submissions for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

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