Optimization of barrier properties
Do you use special films to protect sensitive products and surfaces? We develop (ultra) barrier films against water vapor, carbon dioxide, odors, ions, etc..
Technical films are used today for a wide variety of products and applications including in the packaging, construction, and electronics industries. They are primarily used for protecting highly sensitive products and for surface functionalization. Indeed technical films enable the manufacture of high-performance products such as highly efficient and space-saving insulation materials and organic solar modules. These products offer enormous additional benefits without large usage of materials. We have many years of expertise in this area and develop films with high-barrier properties and product-specific functionalities for customers' applications. In our state-of-the-art pilot plant we test new combinations of materials and offer customers the opportunity to produce new films on a pilot plant scale.
Films having special barrier and surface properties protect and improve technical products. For example, high and ultra-high barrier films for the encapsulation of electronic components, vacuum panels for construction applications, and solar panels provide excellent protection against oxygen, water vapor, and critical climatic storage conditions. Other functionalities such as electrochromic glazing, anti-fogging, and antibacterial applications can also be realized using our film conversion processes.
We can help you develop technical films for your specific requirements.
Our S-ALD plant is used for coating flexible substrates in a roll-to-roll process. The atomic layer deposition is performed in cycles in order to produce functional barrier films. A single atomic or molecular layer is deposited in each cycle. 3-D surface structures are covered uniformly with contour accuracy even at the nano-level.
Surface coating via lacquering and laminating produces materials having high barriers and functionality. The special film feed system on our lacquering and laminating plant also enables highly sensitive films and films coated on one side with thin layers to be processed.
We use our vacuum coating plant to improve the barrier properties, conductivity, optical properties, and mechanical stability of flexible materials. The plant enables metals and oxides to be vaporized and then deposited on web-shaped substrates. These thin functional layers have a thickness in the nano-range and are applied to films ad paper.
Our advanced equipment for extrusion and compounding enable us to test the functional properties of materials prior to industrial use. Processing trials for plastics on a scale from 1 to 100 kg also allow model products (polymer compounds, monofilms, laminated films, and deep-drawn components) to be manufactured.