About TNS

Who we are

A committed and ethical team that relentlessly seeks innovation. Focused on delivering value to the B2B market, our additives promote health and wellbeing. We bring our green chemistry solutions to different continents, spreading our passion for innovation in products, cultures and people. We think of everything, so that you can care about what really matters.

Our story

Innovation is in our DNA. Since its foundation, in 2009, TNS has been committed to contributing to society by offering technologies that promote wellness and health. Extending the frontiers, overcoming challenges and introducing innovations is what drives us at TNS and earn us both national and international recognition. Check out the most important milestones in our history!

2009

Driven by the growing health and wellness market and the use of technology in our formulations, we established TNS with the help of two major foundations: CERTI and FAPESP, under the Sinapse Project.

2010

The Prime Program – First Innovative Company was very important to your development. The award gave us an initial boost, so we could further accelerate our internal development, and consequently, our company launch.

2011

Getting the approval of the RHAE project - Human Resources Development in Strategic Areas was extremely important to TNS. The support from both the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) enabled us to form a team of experienced Masters and Doctors of chemistry and engineering.

2013

TNS is launched as a result of the great dedication of Doctors, Masters, engineers and chemists to perfecting our formulations. The company started its operations in the textile sector and got its first consumers of polymer products still in 2013.

2013

In the same year of the foundation, further investments were needed. And for that, we acknowledge the importance of the PAPPE FAPESC project, a great supporter that helped us validate our additives in different markets and supported our business launch activities.

2013

Still in 2013, TNS qualified for an extension of the RHAE project and, once again, with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), it could upgrade its technologies to enter new markets in the future.

2014

Driven by different challenges and the wish to expand, in 2014, we joined SESI SENAI Innovation Program. With the help of the researchers, we could make further advances in our formulations and identify the markets that are inclined to use chemical and nanotechnologies.

2014

TNS received special recognition for its rapid growth and recurring customers, receiving the Stemmer Innovation Award, which is given to growing and innovative companies in the state of Santa Catarina.

2015

In acknowledgment of our trajectory, customers and innovation in all our internal processes, the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) chose TNS as one of the twenty-two national innovation case studies on the book “Innovation in Small, Medium-Sized and Large Enterprises Value Chains – CNI 2015”

2015

Thanks to substantial investments in the polymer sector, TNS attracted numerous clients in the footwear industry. As a result of bringing nanotechnology to the Brazilian industry, we were the winners in the “Technological Innovation” category of the Primus Award, which is an annual award given to companies that foster innovative initiatives in the country.

2015

The National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises (Anprotec), in partnership with the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE), elected TNS as the best incubated company in Brazil in 2015, in recognition of its great achievements and solid growth.

2016

Considering the great demand from the agricultural sector, we saw the opportunity to participate in the SibratecNANO project run by FUNDEP. We received another important subvention and new researchers were incorporated into the company to develop solutions to extend the life of flowers and ornamental plants.

2017

Remaining at the forefront of technology, we were recognized once again for our team’s efforts in the footwear sector in 2017. We won the Primus Award for “Technological Innovation”, validating the importance of the Innovation Management process in TNS.

2017

We were recognized by both the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry and BASF, among more than 250 companies, as the Startup offering the best solutions to improve quality of life for all, proving that we are not only innovative, but also innovative in the right areas.

2018

TNS was one of the five companies selected for a cooperation between companies from the states of Santa Catarina and Berlim-Brandemburgo in the field of photonics. That was another important step in the development of our innovative solution for the rapid detection of Salmonella using nanotechnology.

2018

In April, we were selected for the 3rd Immersion Cycle in Berlin by the StartOut Brasil program, aimed at immersing Brazilian startups into the world’s most promising innovation ecosystems, which strengthened our ties with new European markets, while expanding our presence in the global market.

2018

TNS was one of the 100 startups (out of 1.3 thousand applicants) to be included in the list of 100 Startups to Watch compiled by the Brazilian Magazine Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios (Small Companies & Big Business). The list ranks the most attractive companies to investors, accelerators and corporate venture programs, evidencing the strength of TNS in the Brazilian market.

2018

Constantly developing new nanotechnology solutions and products, TNS had the opportunity to participate in the SibratecNANO program funded by FUNDEP once again in 2018. The projected selected for this program focused on the development of nanosensor products for the agrobusiness industry.

2018

TNS was one of the 100 startups selected (out of more than 1,6 thousand startups worldwide) for the Global Pitch Competition, evidencing our global presence and the interest in our portfolio of solutions.

2018

TNS was selected by Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, the Vienna Business Agency, to receive internationalization support in Austria. This way, the company took another step towards its internationalization and got closer to its European clients.

2018

The 100 Open Startups Ranking serves as a gauge of promising business for large companies and lead investors. TNS was featured in three categories in the 2018 edition: Top 100 Open Startups (24th), Materials (1st) and Food (Revella – 4th).

2018

Elected by Rhodia, of the Solvay Group, as outstanding supplier 2018, in the “Performance & Innovation” category.

2019

In April, were selected by StartOut Brasil for another Immersion Cycle, this time in Santiago, Chile. The StartOut program is aimed at helping Brazilian startups expand their businesses overseas.

2019

In July 2019, a new 100 Open Startups ranking was published and TNS was TOP1 once again, in the “Materials” category in 2018 and the “Agriculture” category in 2019. In the overall ranking of the 100 most attractive startups, we were in the 23rd position.

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Success Cases

Sandra H. S. Ramirez

Product Development Manager - Formica

I come here to inform the recognition for the work done by the company TNS that in a short time, after performing some product validation testing, it became our microbial agent provider. Congratulations to the company by: - ​​excellent work, - the high technical level of the professionals - the speed in solving problems - the solution presented for use in our product.

Isabella Marini Vargas

Technical Manager - Sayerlack

TNS consider an innovative company and in line with our aim to bring the best solutions to the market.

Gerson Grohskopf

Product Engineer - Condor

Focused on offering carefully to their consumers, Condor few years have sought some antimicrobial technology that were feasible and reliable to add in its portfolio. Once you know the TNS and its proposed partnership, we have developed together the first toothbrush with Bac Block technology, which uses silver ions. The brush protects from bacteria and is an effective way for germs and bacteria do not proliferate, preventing inflammation harmful to health and common diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. An innovation made possible by this teamwork with TNS.

Guilherme Eiras

Director - Yuze

For Yuze the applied technology is fundamental to differentiate in the market. As most of our products is in contact with food, it is essential that they have antimicrobial protection. Generally, kitchen products has only an antibacterial coating, which comes out with use. With the TNS technology, we managed to put the Yuze products in a select category before dominated only by big international brands. In addition, they allowed sales to countries such as Switzerland, USA and UAE. It is the Brazilian industry showing that with innovation, we can get very far!

Fabio Endo

Director - Seiren in Brazil

I come here let my satisfaction first have known the company TNS, a company that that in a short time became a partner, fruit that won by great quality, commitment to their work and also for the performance of their products in the innovation sector, technology in the textile sector.

Marcio Alves

SGI Coordinator - Beaulieu of Brazil

The residential carpet manufactured by Beaulieu in Brazil receive an anti-microbial treatment NpAg_925 TNS. It is an economic protection and easy application to combat microbial growth against common fungi that can be found inside our homes. This treatment enhances the antimicrobial effect and repulsive character to fungi and polyamide fibers and polypropylene yarn used by Beaulieu Brazil.

Karina Borguesan

Communication Analyst - Oxford Porcelains

Oxford antimicrobial use in nanotechnology TNS formula enamel covering Line pans, which inhibits the proliferation of approximately 95% of the fungi and bacteria that come in contact with parts in everyday life. This increases the confidence of people to cook and store food in these pots, which above all are non-toxic. The antimicrobial solution of TNS helps to strengthen the positioning of our product as healthier and safer.

Commercial Area

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