Fields of expertise
Energy efficiency comprises applications for efficient heat transmission in heating systems (realised in conjunction with Bosch) and solutions which improve the gliding properties of metallic substrates, for example. As part of these activities, processes such as NanoPlating® are used to create metallic composites with new properties. Electrochemical processes and the use of nanostructures enable friction, abrasion and dirt deposits on surfaces to be considerably reduced (tribology).
In the field of air filtration, a series of innovative filter systems are being developed on the basis of Nanogate technologies such as N_charge®. In addition to being more powerful, these systems also have longer service lives or incorporate antibacterial protection. Fine dust filters are a concrete example of how this technology is used. A permanent electrostatic charge in the filter ensures that particles are bound more efficiently, but the filter’s air permeability remains virtually unaffected, increasing the filter’s efficiency. To achieve this, the filters are equipped with a high-capacity, transparent, quasi-permanent storage layer for electrostatic charges. N_charge® enables electric charges to be stored on various bases – such as glass, textiles or plastics – cost-effectively and for an unlimited period of time. This was previously impossible.
In the specialist area of light guiding the company develops applications which enable high-quality optical surfaces, on the basis of Dotfarm® Optics technology, among others.