Sustainable solutions for clean surfaces
Indoor spaces or the interiors of vehicles are characterized by a high diversity of materials and different geometries. Materials with a high-quality appearance, functional surfaces with touch functions, and textiles are exposed to the most varied stresses and requirements. Optimal cleaning procedures designed to ensure the longevity of the materials and surfaces are extremely complex, as in many cases a different cleaning agent has to be used for each surface. This causes high costs, major environmental pollution and often also leads to errors that can result in irreversible damage to the surfaces.
Multifunctional surfaces and innovative self-sufficient cleaning systems
At the Fraunhofer IST, we offer customer-specific solutions for multifunctional surfaces which possess, for example, antimicrobial, dirt-repellent or flame-retardant properties. We thereby employ comprehensive surface analytics and are therefore able to evaluate, amongst other factors, the layer composition and stability as well as wetting and microbiology. In addition, we are developing new cleaning systems and sensors. This includes the development of compact plasma sources that can be integrated into robot-guided and mobile self-sufficient systems, as well as systems for the in-situ production of ozonated water.