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ÅAFPC – Printing and Surface Modification Techniques

ÅAFPC – Printing and Surface Modification Techniques

Coating techniques

  • Batch coating:
    • Spin coating (also in glove-box)
    • Rod coating
  • R2R* coating:
    • Blade/reverse gravure/gravure offset/knife/slot die coating (300mm web, 1-50 m/min, 0.1-1000µm wet coating thickness)
    • Reverse gravure coating (100mm web, 0.2-5 m/min, 0.1-1000µm wet coating thickness)
  • KSV dip coater
  • Spray coater

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.)
  • 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
  • Two Brinter One-Multitool 3D bioprinter Brinter Bioprinte

Surface energy control

  • Ultraviolet 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)

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 23.5.2023