Clean surfaces are a fundamental requirement for good adhesion as well as for various technical applications. Selecting suitable chemical systems or improving existing processes for cleaning or activating surfaces or replacing them with new methods is a frequently occurring challenge. Increasingly, attention is not only paid to economy and efficiency, but also to low-emission and environmentally compatible methods.
An important part of our work in the field of surface treatment is the elaboration of solution proposals for such cleaning and activation tasks including the development of application-oriented systems and methods. Using modern analytical methods, surface changes or contaminations can be detected and cleaning as well as activation processes can be characterized in terms of their effectiveness.
Depending on the respective task, cleaning systems are selected for conventional cleaning techniques such as immersion, spray or ultrasonic processes or chemical compositions are formulated and tested. In addition, new cleaning and activation solutions for special tasks can be developed and adapted to the particular technological conditions.
A main focus of our development work is the use of high-energy light in the short-wave UVC or long-wave infrared range for cleaning and pretreatment of surfaces. In this context, projects for the investigation and development of combination processes are realized, with which the efficiency and environmental compatibility of established processes can be increased.