Printed actuators based on electroactive polymers (EAPs)

 

We are currently conducting research on how to manufacture carbon nanotube actuators in an automated and cost-effective process. We will then supply the actuators to partner companies for implementation in projects. This research is being conducted as part of an “EAP hub” in collaboration with partners from science and industry. The aim is to establish an entire value chain for these actuators, materials and resulting new applications in Germany. To achieve this, we are developing and adapting process technologies for electroactive polymers.

We are also involved in another project which started in October 2014. In close cooperation with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan, we are developing innovative electroactive polymers (EAPs) with the aim of manufacturing them in a roll-to-roll process at a later stage in the project.

If you would like to benefit from our expertise, we would be very interested in conducting joint projects with you to develop new, innovative processes. We can also help you reach your individual targets in the field of the development of printed applications. Together with you, we devise resource-efficient and cost-effective solutions to manufacture your products.