Uninano introduces energy-saving new material to adapt to steam pipe which is popularly used in chemical and power plants. By using a company’s new material called Thermosaver, it keeps insulation and reduces the thickness of the pipe by two thirds. Using it for 1km piping, the plant can save up to 100K megawatt for one year.

“It saves energy greatly. It’s in line with the social development and green chemistry since our raw materials and production production are all clean.” Uninano President Austin Lu said, adding that “Actually thermal insulation for pipelines in the chemistry plants is just one of our main applications. The advantages of our material lay in its extremely low thermal conductivity (index: 0.002 versus 0.005 of traditional thermal insulation materials) and its non-flammable, low volatile organic compound, non-toxic safety properties.”

The company received an undisclosed amount of seed round in 2011 from Softbank China when the team was still in R&D stage. Then received A round from same investor.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com