On the basis of the kinetic acceleration of the elements excited during the low-pressure deposition, particularly strongly cross-linked coatings can be produced. An optimal choice of the elements to be deposited can thereby simultaneously influence the functionality of the coating, as a result of which surfaces with a low adhesive property can be achieved. The utilization of this deposition process enables the production of wear-resistant, low-adhesive coatings which simultaneously exhibit a non-stick and easy-to-clean property.
The amorphous hydrocarbon coatings deposited by means of PACVD technology do not only protect against wear. In many applications, such as in the field of pharmaceutical process engineering or the processing of plastics and powders, additional properties are required which improve the manufacturing processes. At the Fraunhofer IST, we are able to achieve coatings which offer a very low adhesion tendency and the easy removal of contamination for your applications.
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