Materials

We produce materials that can be used to coat surfaces, but also in 3D printing processes. Depending on the application, the materials are synthesized, chemically modified or suitably formulated. The materials are hydrogels, drug-releasing particles, and formulations for coatings and bioprinting.

 

Functional particles

Our services include the production, processing and characterization of functional particles. Biobased, biodegradable or inorganic materials are used for this purpose. The surfaces of the nano- and microparticles can be additionally equipped with functional properties and active groups to optimize the desired material properties.

 

Formulations

We develop formulations for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and crop protection. We employ functional particles and hydrogels as release systems for active ingredients and effect substances. For this we use biomaterials such as alginate, chitosan, gelatine, biocompatible materials and commercially available polymers.

Customizable biopolymers

Through chemical modification, we adapt biopolymers such as gelatine, chitosan or inulin to specific needs, depending on the area of application. By adding a wide variety of chemical groups, we can, for example, specifically change the viscosity, solubility or charge of the biopolymer.

 

Hydrogels

Hydrogels are polymers that are insoluble in water but contain water. They are used, for example, in biotechnology and medicine. We develop hydrogels as tissue-like matrices or as release systems for use in medical technology. We can adjust properties such as viscosity and strength according to requirements.

 

Inks for 2D/3D printing

Novel additive manufacturing processes have found their way into many applications. Among the established printing techniques, inkjet printing offers a highly attractive technique to create in-plane or three-dimensional structures previously designed on a computer. Our work focuses on the development of suitable ink formulations to process diverse functional components such as hydrogels, nanoparticles, proteins and conductive materials.

 

Biomaterials