Coatings and functionalizations

Some important properties of materials depend only on the chemistry and topography of its surface. These include, inter alia, wettability, adhesiveness, biocompatibility, adhesion properties or tribological properties. Other important material characteristics such as mechanical properties or processability are determined by the material used. By appropriate surface modifications, it is possible to obtain materials with a new property profile and thus to enable new applications.

We equip surfaces of plastics, ceramics or metals with new properties by applying thin layers or generating defined functions on its surfaces. For this, we use gas phase processes (CVD, PVD, PECVD), wet chemical processes and combined processes.

Fields of research

Coatings

Functionalization of surfaces

Structuring of surfaces