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ÅAFPC – Printing and Surface Modification Techniques

ÅAFPC – Printing and Surface Modification Techniques

Coating techniques

  • Blade coating (R2R)
  • Reverse gravure coating (R2R) Gravure offset coating (R2R) Knife coating (R2R)
  • Rod coating (batch)
  • Slot die coating (batch & R2R)
  • Patterned slot die coating (batch & R2R) Spin coating (batch)
  • KSV dip coater
  • Spray coater
  • Several spin coaters, both in- and outside glove-box

Printing techniques

  • Inkjet printing (Dimatix 2830, PiXDRO LP50)
  • Flexography & offset lithography printing (IGT Global Standard Tester 2) Electrophotographic wax printing (Xerox ColorQube 8580)
  • Soft lithography Screen printing (TIC Screen printer SCF-260B, Technical Industrial Co.)
  • Custom built functional materials R2R hybrid printer: flexography, inkjet(Xaar 128 & 1001 printing heads), corona treatment, reverse gravure and spray coating
  • 3D printing: UP Plus 3D material printer, Allevi 2 bioprinter, Makerbot replicator 1 & 2, Sigma 3D printer, Procusini food printer, Me3D Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer, Ultimaker 2 FDM printer, Rokit INVIVO 3D bioprinter
  • MAKEX M-One Pro30 Digital Light Processing (DLP) Printer
  • BrinterT Bioprinter

Surface energy control

  • Ultra violet treatment (batch/R2R) Corona treatment (R2R)
  • Infrared treatment (strong IR-lamp)
  • Plasma treatment (batch)
  • UV-ozone cleaner (batch)
  • Plasma cleaner (Harrick)

Grafting and molecular monolayers

  • Electron beam grafting (with living free radical polymerization) Self-assembled monolayer deposition

Additional surface modification techniques

  • Sputter
  • Thermal evaporator (metals and organics)
  • E-beam vacuum evaporator (inside glove-box) to be installed 06/2020?

Additional surface modification techniques available through existing co-operation with external partners

  • Atomic layer deposition Plasma coating
  • Chemical vapor deposition


* R2R = Roll-to-roll processing

Updated 6.5.2021