Nanogate AG (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9),
a leading international nanotechnology enabler, will be present at the international
trade fair for surface treatments and coatings (O+S) in Stuttgart at a joint
stand with sarastro GmbH.
Among other novelties Nanogate is to display a newly developed UV-hardening
coating for plastic sheet goods. In collaboration with one of the largest providers
of coatings to enhance polycarbonate and acrylic sheet goods, it has been possible
to develop a procedure by which the material can be flexibly applied using UV-hardening
to a variety of different types of plastic without any further pre-treatment.
The innovation's strengths are its scratch resistance, ease of cleaning, and
low process and production costs, which have already convinced the first customers.
The range of applications for plastic sheet goods is extremely diverse,
covering aircraft windows, door and gate sections, motorbike fairing and
interior fittings. While their usage may differ, however, the demands
placed on the products are still similar. The plastic must be resistant to
dirt and scratches so that it is easier to handle in use and lasts a long
time. The newly developed UV-hardening coating material presented by
Nanogate at O&S 2010 combines these properties, thereby extending the
permaResist(R) line of polymers. A further advantage is its flexible
application on very different types of plastic such as polystyrene,
acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). It is not necessary
to treat the substrate before coating, which simplifies industrial mass
production and makes the production process much leaner and more
time-efficient. This saves not only time, but also energy and additional
The coating specialist's UV mass production equipment can enhance up to 1.5
million square metres of sheet goods a year, working three shifts a day.
Sheets of up to 2 x 3m with thicknesses of 2 to 15mm are processed fully
automatically. This means that, true to its philosophy as an enabler,
Nanogate AG is now able to offer its customers production-ready solutions
for sheet goods too. The first customer orders have already been received,
from shower cubicle manufacturers for instance.
With 'Volume meets surface' as the slogan, Nanogate will have a joint stand
at the trade fair with sarastro GmbH, the specialist for developing and
marketing biologically active surface functions. Nanogate's equity
investment in sarastro was formally completed in April 2010 and the two
companies will now be cooperating to equip materials, surfaces and products
for a wide range of applications with new biological properties, thereby
creating high-performance solutions for a rapidly growing market.
Posted June 8th, 2010