A TEAM AND A NETWORK OF EXPERTS TO ILLUMINATE MATERIALS

Based on nearly 30 years of R&D on how light interacts with various materials.

CASCADE offers solutions to modify the spectrum of light for improved material performance.
A new standard in the photonics sector.

Light is essential to photosynthesis and the photoelectric effect, 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 in applications involving the use of natural light, such as agriculture and 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, or optically-active, materials

Natural light as a raw material
LIGHT CASCADES® provide benefits in multiple applications

CASCADE develops luminescent additives for incorporation into polymeric films, paints or varnishes 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.

In the agricultural market, the LIGHT CASCADES® effect transforms light to stimulate photosynthesis and improve agricultural production yield and food quality, thereby improving the competitiveness of agricultural producers. LIGHT CASCADES® can also boost performance in photovoltaic energy production, algae growth, lighting, and generally-speaking any application that involves light.

The CASCADE Team

An experienced and enthusiastic group equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory.
A network of the best technical specialists.

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.

CASCADE’S MISSION INVOLVES THREE KEY ELEMENTS: IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES, FOSTERING COLLABORATIONS WITH DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS, AND STIMULATING CREATIVITY TO FUEL INNOVATION.

Environmental Sustainability

A critical aspect of CASCADE’s mission involves improving environmental sustainability. In fact, CASCADE intends to become the world's leading specialist in sustainable solutions involving the control of the light spectrum. In the agricultural sector, the environmental benefits of the CASCADE technology include improved crop yields, reduced use of fertilizers, and better utilization of cultivated land.  The products can also improve photovoltaic efficiency, leading to increased production of renewable energy. CASCADE also strives to implement environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes and to ensure the recyclability of its products to minimize their environmental footprint.

Collaboration

To maximize the potential of its business, CASCADE fosters long-term collaborations with leading scientific and industrial specialists. Ever since its creation, CASCADE has routinely worked in partnership with both academic and industrial groups active in the agricultural sector. Complementing CASCADE's internal expertise, the expertise of this unique network of partners ensures CASCADE’s continued advances.

Creativity

The capability to control the wavelength spectrum of light opens up possibilities in numerous applications and should lead to the development of many innovative new materials with unique performance.  In order speed the innovation process, CASCADE strives to encourage creativity by maintaining an open and collaborative working environment for its employees and partners.