Dispersion Technology

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Nanoparticle preparation and dispersion technology play a major role in the development of functional materials. The quality of the dispersion determines both the quality and properties of the material produced.

The greatest advantage of nanoparticles lies in their large overall surface area. For most particles, this is also a disadvantage because the large surface area tends to cause nanoparticles to agglomerate and prevent their incorporation into other materials. Non-uniform particle distribution and agglomerated particles make materials inhomogeneous and cause weaknesses. Consequently, nanoparticles need to be transferred in a stable state free of agglomerates.

Within the scope of development projects, we help you select the right matrix materials, additives, stabilizers and processes. As a result, we develop dispersion materials and composites with the properties you require.

We also provide support during the development of your application. We help you design the overall process and choose the right fillers to obtain a stable particulate compound. Right from the start, we consider and regulate important parameters, such as the degree of automation, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Stretchable optically transparent electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators