Optimization of product properties

“Think small” – the trend towards miniaturization is being
accepted more and more widely in the key branches. As a
result, in the automotive sector, metal-working, the production
of textiles, the production of polymers, pharmaceuticals
and medical engineering – material surfaces have long since
turned out to be a microcosm of the possibilities. In this world
modern ingenious nano- and biotechnological elements,
sophisticated coatings and advanced finishing of inexpensive
bulk materials define the innovation of products. But the
times are over when you could literally examine the problem
under your own microscope. The target-oriented development
of products with innovative surface characteristics requires the
systematic use of surface-analytical methods.