30 years of research on how light interacts with various materials
Light is essential to photosynthesis and is important in multiple disciplines such as physics, chemistry, and biology. The ability to control the light spectrum makes it possible to optimize performance of a lot of applications involving the use of sunlight, such as agriculture or photovoltaics. CASCADE's ambition is to become the global leader in sustainable solutions based on controlling the wavelengths of light.
CASCADE develops formulations to create luminescent materials
CASCADE develops luminescent additives for incorporation into polymeric films, paints or coatings to provide these materials the ability to modify the spectrum of light. The LIGHT CASCADES® approach encompasses multiple technologies to modify the wavelengths of the solar spectrum, diffusion, selective filtering or even wave guide.
In the agricultural market, LIGHT CASCADES® effect converts light to stimulate photosynthesis and improve crop yield and food quality, thereby improving the competitiveness of growers. LIGHT CASCADES® can also boost performance of algae growth, lighting, photovoltaic energy production or of any application involving light.
The CASCADE Team
Optimization of the LIGHT CASCADES® effects requires expertise spanning many scientific and industrial disciplines. In order to bring the best products to the market, CASCADE has assembled a multidisciplinary team combining experienced researchers in optics, physics and photovoltaics with experts in industrialization, marketing and business development. The CASCADE team benefits from a new, modern laboratory fully equipped with optical measurement, plastics analysis, and chemistry equipment. In addition, CASCADE has long-term collaborations with a network of renowned experts in the fields of agronomy, chemistry, and dye industrialization as well as major agricultural film manufacturers.