Research Area

Surface Technology

International Cooperation of the Research Area OFT

The OFT research department is currently intensifying its activities in the area of international research cooperation.

The following joint research cooperations between the INNOVENT Research Area OFT and foreign partners currently exist in:

 

Czech Republic:

Joint research project "Glareal Coat - Glass modification with areal plasma for paintings or coatings"
Partners: Roplass, Masaryk University, Polartherm, INNOVENT

 

Austria:

Joint research project "APKOLE - Atmospheric plasmas for the production of corrosion-reducing coatings on light metals"
Partners: Inocon, Fuchshofer, Maicom, Joanneum, INNOVENT

 

Russia:

Joint research project "PlaCoW - Plasma Coatings on Wood"
Partners: EcoBuilding, Tarnaya Baza, Vakta, TSUAB, IHD, Tigres, INNOVENT

Since 2015, there is an agreement between INNOVENT and Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building (TSUAB), to develop cooperation between both institutions in the field of research and teaching.

Since 2017, INNOVENT and Kazan National Research Technical University, have had an agreement to develop cooperation between the two institutions in the field of research and teaching.

 

Vietnam:

Joint research project "VietBond - "Innovative point-fixed glazing based on high-strength glass-metal bonding for tropical loads"
Partner: Hanoi-IEC Co.,Ltd., National University of Civil Engineering Hanoi, TU Dresden, INNOVENT, IAB Weimar, AIS, iKTZ

Since 2017, INNOVENT and the Institute of Research and Application for Tropical Building Hanoi, have had an agreement to develop cooperation between the two institutions in the field of research and education.

Since 2017, INNOVENT and the State Agency for Technology Innovation Hanoi, have had an agreement to develop cooperation between the two institutions in the field of research and education.

 

 

The following joint research cooperations between the INNOVENT Research Area OFT and foreign partners are currently being prepared or are in the application phase:

 

Russia & Romania

"CoatDegraBac" - is a joint research project on biodegradable and non-biodegradable orthopaedic implants, with bactericidal coatings and controllable degradability, in cooperation with Russian and Romanian partners. The program ERA.Net RUS plus 2017, is currently being evaluated.

 

International Research Transfer

Austria:

Particularly, for aluminium and magnesium alloys, a highly absorbent coating based on the process principles of plasma chemical oxidation was developed, after many years of research at INNOVENT e. V. Upon qualifying for use in optical equipment manufacturing, it was made available to use in the field of plasma chemical oxidation. Relying on the experience of the equipment manufacturer A.S.T. GmbH from Gehren (Thuringia) and the technological competences of INNOVENT e. V., a technology transfer was created. As a result of this cooperation, an automatic coating machine, which enables the coating of light metal alloys (magnesium and aluminium alloys), was installed at the Austrian optics manufacturer Swarovski Optik AG.

On 23.05.2016, the festive inauguration of this plant took place in the presence of all colleagues involved in the project in a specially erected production building.

 

Switzerland:

On March 20, 2018, the company Steiger Galvanotechnique SA, based in Châtel-Saint-Denis (Switzerland), and the research institute INNOVENT e. V., signed a patent and know-how contract for the technology transfer of the plasma chemical oxidation process.

INNOVENT and its Swiss partner have a long standing cooperation in the field of electrochemical and functional coating of light metals. With this contract, this cooperation will be continued, and Thuringian know-how will be made available in Switzerland for the requirements there.

With this process, aluminium and titanium alloys can be provided with a degradation-resistant black coating, primarily for optics and laser technology. Once again, this demonstrates the interest in INNOVENT's developments in the field of plasma chemical oxidation, and is additionally an incentive to continue these developments in this field.

Dr. Bernd Grünler
Director

Head of Department
Surface Technology

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Phone: +49 3641 282510