Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, a Cary-based startup, has raised $1.2 million from 19 investors, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The company,. which has ties to N.C. State and was selected to present at the 2015 Council for Entrepreneurial Development venture conference, filed the Form D on Jan. 17.

The startup markets patented technology known as APS PlasmaFlux series power supplies and applicators plus other products.

The PlasmaFlux series “have been developed as atmospheric pressure plasma pens or jets which operate with compressed air or other gases. By factory-calibrating the system to your required power range (0.1 to 40 kilowatt) and available source gas (compressed air, nitrogen, helium, etc.), the PlasmaFlux unit ships custom-tuned for your application,” the company says.

“The net result is a simplified interface, leaving the operator free to focus on the particular surface treatment or etching process at hand. The plasma pen may be configured for handheld or machine-mounted use.”

According to the filing as reported by North Carolina Business News Wire, the firm plans to use an estimated $1.1 million of its proceeds for payments to executives or related persons.

Management hopes to raise $295,000 more for a total of $1.5 million, and the minimum investment amount is $50,000.

Atmospheric Plasma Solutions develops plasma power supplies and delivery systems to treat surfaces and remove industrial polymeric coatings on surfaces found in aviation, automotive, marine and civil applications.

Who is Atmospheric Plasma Solutions?

Atmospheric Plasma Solutions develops high-performance plasma power supplies and delivery systems that harness the power of plasma for treating surfaces and removing industrial polymeric coatings from a wide range of surfaces found in aviation, automotive, marine and civil applications.

With our customer-oriented approach, our team will provide you with the equipment and knowledge to leverage the benefits of atmospheric plasma in your operation. With ties to several research institutions and technology ventures, APS is also exploring cutting-edge developments and refining existing plasma techniques to continue its history of industry innovation.

Located in the heart of the world-renowned Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, APS has strategic ties with North Carolina State University, where a variety of Atmospheric Plasma Technologies are thriving areas of research. While our company maintains the pioneering spirit and constant innovation of its academic beginnings, it was formed with a resolute determination to provide practical, novel solutions that bring the benefits of cutting-edge research directly into the hands of our customers.

Whether you order one of our turn-key solutions, or commission a custom unit, we will provide you with a refreshingly personal customer experience that has become our hallmark.

Source: Company website