Saving energy with surface technology

We support you with our expertise and our developments in saving energy and resources:

  • Functional coatings: Production of functional coatings on customer-specific surfaces / components
  • Process optimization: optimized control of coating and cleaning processes
  • Analysis of the functional properties of surfaces
  • Consulting on improving surface properties and process efficiency


Functionalized surfaces for enhanced energy- and resource efficiency

Ball bearing with reduced friction
© Cerobear
Ball bearing with reduced friction saves energy.
Anti-icing coating
© Fraunhofer IGB
Anti-icing coatings ensure that aircraft wings do not have to be de-iced at enormous expense of resources.

POLO® offers solutions for different topics. Energy can be saved either in the coating process or by the coated product.

  • Friction-reducing coatings
  • Water-based polymer lubricants for processing of metal products
  • Coatings to prevent deposits on surfaces
    • Anti-fouling
    • Reduction of calcification
    • Anti-icing
    • Anti-fogging
    • Anti-stick / easy-to-clean
  • Heat reflective coatings
    • Electrochromic glass-systems
    • Heat reflective coatings
    • Reflectors for different wavelengths
  • Anti-corrosion coatings
  • Anti-reflective coatings
  • Energy-usage optimization / LCA (life cycle analysis)
  • Coatings with embedded "phase change materials" for energy adsorption
  • Delamination/detachment of polymeric coatings under mild conditions