To ensure the proper fulfilment of your request, we use our experience and expertise to define the most appropriate route/process and if needed rent the equipment among our available network. The equipment is run by the ICS staff to ensure process control, quality and confidentiality.
Low pressure low temperature (< 150°C) plasma deposition on your materials to enhance/confer specific properties such as adhesion, anti-wear, anticorrosion...
Based on your specifications, we define the appropriate surface modification and/or coating to achieve your goal. We have already developed surface optimization on metal and ceramic parts based either on DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) or metallic coatings and we are open for discussion for any other support and/or materials to deposit.
Plasma functionalization of powder (particles ranging from nano to micro) to tune their compatibility and/or affinity with targeted matrix or solvent without modifying their intrinsic properties. The versatile dedicated set-ups (batch or continuous) allow to start from gas or liquid (monomers for example) to perform the coating on powder.
This technique can also be used to achieve protective coating.
Metallic lithium deposition with control thickness ranging from tens of nanometers to tens of microns. The deposited Li layer density is close to the theorical one. To avoid lithium oxidation, a protecting layer such as stainless steel can be added.
Defining the best parameters to achieve your product specifications.
UNamur is developing a Virtual Coater (TM of the UNamur) in order to select the best process parameters to achieve the required properties for customer product. The virtual coater includes a full virtual plant, namely setup of the coater, switch on the plasma, growth the layer, evaluate the final properties.
Virtual Coater allows local mapping of coating efficiency on real 3D part and prediction of coated layer (optical, electrical, mechanical...)
* Thanks to the strong partnership with UNamur and especially SIAM platform (siam.unamur.be),
Custom made reactors for material coating/functionalization (powder or complex parts). Along with reactor design and production, we propose process optimization and recipe definition to achieve your specification.
← Example of homemade functionalization reactor for (nano)powders