The application of functional materials in nano processes often poses major problems for equipment manufacturers, end-users and research institutes. Without in-depth knowledge, these problems cannot be solved. There may be questions about the bonding behavior of functional materials when applied to various substrates. Or about the printing or manufacturing technology to implement or develop and how to integrate it into existing manufacturing equipment. Within the scope of interdisciplinary research and development projects, experts from different disciplines, such as nanotechnology, process technology and printing, find the answers to these questions.
The group “Application of multi-functional layers” at Fraunhofer IPA has acquired the appropriate knowledge through numerous industrial and research projects. This applies especially to the development and production of printed electronic applications for energy storage systems, transparent electrodes and heating layers. In addition to conventional printing technologies such as screen printing and gravure printing, we also implement coating technologies, e.g. blade coating, spraying and dipping. Combined with innovative nanoscale materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene nanoplatelets, silver nano wires and conductive polymers, completely new and innovative applications become conceivable.
We will gladly provide assistance with your individual printing challenges. Together with you, we develop production processes that are both resource-efficient and cost-effective.