HZO is a global leader in delivering world-class protective nano coatings that safeguard electronics from the most demanding corrosive and liquid environments.
HZO provides a full spectrum of durable nanochemical solutions to protect critical electronics from corrosive and hazardous environments.
HZO was founded in 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its headquarer remain Salt Lake City, UT, with another office in Yokohama, Japan. The company also operates executive offices in Shenzhen, China and San Jose, California.
HZO brings together people, process, capital equipment, and material science; leveraging an extensive patent portfolio to create unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements.
HZO’s revolutionary Spectrum of Protection™ technologies, proprietary equipment and unique processes make electronics waterproof and resistant to corrosion. By applying nano coatings or barrier films directly to printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), sensors and other components during manufacturing, HZO can protect components from accidental splashes, sweat, humidity, industrial liquids, and even full submersion.
HZO’s early customer base included medical, military, automotive and consumer markets. Products implementing HZO technology include a Tag Heuer smartphone, along with a variety of wearable devices, which has helped secure HZO as a differentiating feature in wearable computing technology. In 2013, the company unveiled enhancements to its proprietary equipment and machinery, and the company began mass manufacturing with an international brand on a wearable device.
Horizons Ventures, Iron Gate Capital (IGC), Cathay Bank, ^ A.M.E. Ventures among others. The company raised $40M in its most recent funding of a "Series D" round on Apr 22, 2019. This brings HZO's total funding to $118.5M to-date. HZO has also acquired Sembiant on Oct 23, 2018.