Zoz-Dars Center


Mechanical Alloying – High Energy Milling – Reactive Milling
Mechanical process engineering for Nanostructures


1.) OZ-Workshop 2011 at Dars, September 13, 2011

Press release: 2011-11-03 | OZ Workshop at DARS, Russia

2.) Joint expo-booth at Rusnanotech 2011, October 26-28 at Moscow

Press release: 04.11.2011 - Rusnanotech 2011 in Moskau

3.) OZ-Workshop 2012 at Dars, August 28, 2012 incl. Official Opening


As in the entire life, self-adjusting and integration are rewarded also in the international business. Exceptions are in fact wanted highlights and point out the particular and the “not usual”. Economic growth requires infrastructure and infrastructure shall be covered by economic growth.

Exactly these rules and exactly this interaction are accommodated by the Zoz Centers.

Whenever it comes down to nanostructured materials and their manufacturing by high kinetic processing (HKP), Zoz GmbH as the core-company of Zoz Group can be indicated as the global player.

The proceeding distribution and propagation of Zoz-equipment in the entire world requires more and more not only simple subsidiaries or commercial agencies but service centers that next to Zoz-technology also supply competence in materials science and engineering locally.

In general, as for any development, innovation or improvement, also materials design makes most sense, if the achievements are scattered as broadly as possible and can be applied in large scale with sustained success. Then, because of quantities, the commodity flows have to be taken into account. Materials shall be manufactured where they are required which is valid in any case if the raw materials are available locally as well. This saves energy and logistics and contributes at high efficiency to the preservation of our planet.

In return, such scattering in particular beyond cultural barriers, can supply an enrichment not only of ideas and perspective but also down to earth can contribute to a locally opportunistic business understanding.


As highlights, taking local market requirement into account, all Zoz-Centers transfer particular up to date and highly potential attempts of Zoz Group in the area of innovative materials design.

At present these are:

  • High Performance Cement at super-fast setting times (a few minutes) and super-high strength (up to 1 GPa according to ASTM) by dramatic particle size reduction and surface activation.

  • Anti-corrosive Paint based on Zinc-Flake that can be manufactured in a super-fast and in this case also very cost effective process by HEM and can insitu be alloyed, e. g. black zinc-flakes, Zn-Al, Zn-Ni etc.

  • Super-Light-Weight materials, particularly Zentallium® (grain-size-stabilized high-strength aluminum utilizing Carbon-Nanotubes) and affiliated materials.

  • Li-ion batteries and electrode materials manufacturing equipment such as ZoLiBat®

  • Hydrogen-Storage Technologie, nanostructured solid state absorber materials such as e. g. Hydrolium®

about the Center

The goal of the Zoz-Dars Center is to promote Zoz technology and business in Russia as well as to develop advanced and most frequently nanostructured materials on site. Additionally a small scale manufacturing of the same is offered which is oriented in the range of several kilos up to a few tons per month. This all is done after the opening and in close cooperation with the Ulyanovsk State University and a local Nano-Center.

The Zoz-Dars Center focuses on:

  • Mechanical Alloying

  • High Energy Milling

  • Reactive Milling

and additionally provides:

  • common compaction and consolidation as well as HIP, MIM, CIM and SPS

  • Plasma Coating Techniques

  • materials characterization, SEM, TEM, BET, laser diffraction etc.

by utilizing Zoz global infrastructure and/or by means of a close co-operation with the nearby university in order to offer solutions in materials science and process engineering in applications like nanocrystalline & amorphous materials, ODS, MMC, MCC, CCC as well as M/C-Polymer compounds in the field of advanced materials for industry, life, energy and nature-saving.


why right here?

Since more than 15 years we are in good contact to Russian Research & Education and since the foundation of Rusnano also to there. However, up to now we could never manage to start a significant cooperation neither with academia nor with industry in Russia.
This situation has changed after we started in 2010 to communicate with the DARS group of enterprises in Ulyanovsk and Moscow. Since DARS is private owned, decisions can be made as quick and lasting like here. Therefore it has been the time to be represented and active in one of the world’s most important future markets.

Next to this the region around Ulyanovsk, the hometown of Lenin represents the heart of Russian Aero-Industry and insofar a huge potential particularly for nanostructured light weight materials. As of the relative near to the metropolis of Moscow, at the same time high performance cements and all other kind of innovative high-tech materials could find a base here. Last but not least, the partnership with DARS does provide and offer excellent business environment and opportunities with good and spread growth capability since this is a position that DARS exactly holds and creates.


organization and structure

The Zoz-Dars Center is an independent company inside Zoz Group representing all Zoz products and services in the Center’s hemisphere. This predominantly for Zoz GmbH which means for advanced materials and their processing and manufacturing. The Center is operated in cooperation with the DARS group of enterprises in Ulyanovsk and Moscow and additionally will cooperate with a regional university and a local (another) Nano-Center. In particular to cover materials-characterization needs and human resources requirements, this cooperation does offer an allover beneficial and fruitful symbiosis from and for education, research and industry.

contact and location

Zoz-Dars Center
DARS Central Office
19a, Karl Libknekht Street,
432063 Ulyanovsk, RUSSIA

contact persons - we on site

Mr. Sergey Potapov

Mr. Sergey Potapov

R&D Director
DARS Central Office
russia (at) zoz.de

how to find us, travel & accommodation

The only reasonable connections to Ulyanovsk Airport are available from the airports Moscow Domodedovo and Moscow Vnukovo.In case you are planning a visit from outside Japan, please contact Zoz Travel at travel (at) zoz.de. If you need to stay overnight, we can most frequently offer a cost-effective rate at the 5-star „Parkhotel Imperial Club Deluxe “-hotel. In any case Zoz Travel will help you with all kind of travel, local transportation and booking services.

Sergei Ivanov, Anatoly Chubais,
Dr. Frank Sicking
& Dr. Henning Zoz
Moskau, 07.10.2011

Alfik Valeef, Dmitry Ryabov,
Henning Zoz & Sergey Potapov
Uljanovsk, 18.04.2011 (f.l.t.r.)