Application Technology: Tapes

Coating of Surfaces – on a Close-to-Production Scale

Technikumsanlage zum flächigen Beschichten und Kleben
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Small pilot-plant unit for applying coatings and adhesives to surfaces.
Beschichtung mit Haftklebstoff von Rolle zu Rolle
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Coating with pressure sensitive adhesive from roll to roll.

Flexible packaging materials, adhesive tapes, functional textiles, and other products as for example web-shaped modules for flexible solar cells for the production of energy are widely used nowadays. A common feature of their manufacture is that materials – for example adhesives – are applied to the entire surface of substrates.

Fraunhofer IFAM specialists in Adhesive Bonding Technology not only exhibit expertise in adhesive bead application, but also on surface coating. This expertise is complemented by in-depth know-how regarding the use of adhesives and polymer coating materials in packaging, films, paper, and other flat materials.

A pilot plant for applying coatings and adhesives to web-shaped substrates and large-area substrates makes it possible to transfer individual innovations in adhesive bonding technology directly to the customers' production. The coating plant allows the development of special application-oriented processes on a close-to-production scale which exceeds laboratory testing.