Polymers are materials with a wide range of properties that are used in many different areas. In addition to synthetic polymers, which are also commonly called plastics, biopolymers, i.e. polymers of natural origin, are increasingly in demand in technical applications. The application properties of products made from these materials can be improved or extended by functionalising the surface. For this important technical process of coating or modifying surfaces, specific strategies and technologies have been developed in recent decades and are widely used in industry. However, there is still considerable potential to utilise the useful properties of these materials in ever new applications. We are developing new materials and technologies for this purpose.
is an acronym for POLymere Oberflächen (polymer surfaces). It is a trade mark of Fraunhofer, which we use to offer our services. Fraunhofer POLO® combines the competences of experts from different institutes working from different backgrounds in the field of polymer surfaces.
Expertise based on many years of experience allows the development of new concepts, innovative processes and modern materials around surfaces of plastics and natural polymers.
On the subject of functionalisation of polymer surfaces we offer the following services
- Concept development
- Feasibility studies
- Process and material development
- Plant planning and design
- Production introduction of new processes and materials
- Development of process control and quality assurance
- Trouble-shooting of existing processes