Surfix’s nanocoatings are based on chemical surface modification, i.e. the attachment of organic molecules to a substrate by means of chemical bonding. In contrast to other methods for chemical surface modification, Surfix’s nanocoatings are not based on self-assembly but on a ‘triggered assembly’ process. This offers two important advantages: Covalent bonding results in robust nanocoatings which combine excellent surface properties with high chemical and thermal stability.
Spatial control of the coating process enables the fabrication of patterned nanocoatings in a fast, single step process.