Functionalization of surfaces

Many materials have been optimally adapted in terms of their bulk properties and the workability of its application. But for their surface there often still is need for optimization. Many other requirements are given here that can be achieved by plasma technology customized surface equipment.

Possible functionalization

  • With bioactive molecules
  • With chemical functions
  • Physical or physicochemical activation

Reference projects

Rapid Testing Methods for Material Characterization – Plasma Weathering of Surfaces


By igniting a plasma, atoms and molecules are stimulated in the gas phase and partially ionized; existing molecules are fragmented and thus chemically activated. Many particles are stimulated in the plasma and relax under light emission, resulting in a broad electromagnetic spectrum.


Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration


Our health and well-being are negatively affected by harmful substances indoors. Such harmful substances are, for example, outgassing compounds from furniture and carpets or contamination of the breathing air with spores from any mold that is present. De-polluting paints for outdoor applications have already been established with titanium dioxide as the active material, although the challenge is to achieve this effect even with normal room lighting.


Duration: June 2013 – May 2017