MBN Nanomaterialia


MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A. (Italy) (http://www.mbn.it/) was established in 1994 with core business being concentrated in the development of mechanochemical reactors for the production of nanophased materials produced by high-energy ball milling. With an industrial production capacity of 100 ton/range, MBN’s mission is to bring nanotechnology from research environment to everyday life products offering to the market innovative nanomaterials adaptable to conventional and new powder metallurgy and deposition processes. The industrial production is focused on environmental friendly (Co free) alloys for diamond grinding tools and high performance thermal spraying powders (Ti, WC-Co, MMC’s). All materials produced by MBN represent the direct outcome of scientific and technological research initiatives performed at National and European level in collaboration with Universities, Research Institutes and Industries. MBN is also working in the development of innovative material solutions in many application fields such as nanostructured metal and polymeric powders for high resolution additive manufacturing, polymer based alloys for textile and consumer goods and nanostructured Mg based alloys for hydrogen storage.


Key Persons

Prof. Ing. Paolo Matteazzi, Professor of Metallurgy at mechanical engineering of University of Udine, he founded the company MBN in 1994. With a consolidated and well proved experience in promoting, coordinating and managing research projects at National and European level, Prof. Matteazzi is also Chairman of European Technology Platform Initiative NANOfutures. He is author of more than 200 scientific papers in materials science, more than 140 in the field of powder technology and nanophased materials.




Dr. Ivan Lorenzon, Graduated in chemistry at Venice University, he worked as product quality responsible and as reference solving person in a water treatment laboratory. In 2008 he joined MBN as responsible of materials research and product developer especially as regards the development of new hybrid organic-inorganic composites in the frame of National and European project initiatives.