Toronto-based Integran Technologies Inc. has entered into an exclusive worldwide market development agreement (MDA) with Magnetic Shield Corp. (Bensenville, IL) to provide a proprietary coating for low-frequency magnetic shielding. Magnetic Shield Corp.’s Nanovate EM coating technology achieves similar performance to specialty discrete magnetic shielding foils that the company currently offers. However, it uses a process that allows a nanocrystalline metal to be applied directly to metal, polymer, and composite substrates. The coating also eliminates the need for additional processes such as forming, annealing, and assembly. The two companies expect the MDA to help in finding existing and new applications for the coating. For example, manufacturers working with sensors, transducers, and other electronic devices that are sensitive to low-frequency magnetic interference may be interested in this technology.