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Polymeric Coatings

The laboratory of polymer coatings offers the development of coatings by means of wet chemical processes. The spectrum ranges from monomolecular layers to paint chemistry.

The main focus of the research group is the development and formulation of functional coatings. New functions can be implemented directly on surfaces by means of grafting processes, or by means of a functional (lacquer) coating. The coating materials are developed for a processability in industrial processes. The most important coating processes can be simulated and the coating materials can be adapted accordingly. For this purpose, extensive analytics and a extensive coating technology are available.

Surface functionalization / modification

  • Fabrication / formulation of functional coatings
    - Sol-gel coatings
    - Polymeric coatings (paints, laquers)
    - Hybrid-coatings
    - Monomolecular layers
  • Surface modification of pigments / fillers
  • Adhesion promotion to difficult substrates

Coating characterization

  • Surface analysis and characterization
  • Adhesion tests
  • Thermal analysis of polymers and coating-materials
  • Development of application-oriented tests


  • Hydrophobic coatings
    - Non-stick / easy-to-clean coatings
    - Anti-freeze coatings
  • Hydrophilic coatings
    - Anti-fogging coatings
    - Anti-calcification coatings
  • Scratch-resistant coatings
  • Anti-microbial coatings
  • Anti-slip coatings
  • Dispersion of nanoparticles