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Company VITO Belgium
Address 200 Boeretang, 2400 MOL
Internet www.vito.be Year founded 1991
Employees >500 Turn over (in m 82
Contact Dr Sven Vercauteren
Phone +32 14 33 57 16 Fax +32 14 33 55 99
Email sven.vercauteren@vito.be
 
Details of co-operation
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VITO's Plasma Team develops atmospheric plasma processes for environment friendly surface treatment of both roll-to-roll goods as well as 3D components. BE-TO-99
Abstract
VITO Plasma Team is specialised in the development of cold plasma technology at atmospheric pressure and its applications for surface treatment of materials. This novel and environmentally friendly plasma technology allows to activate, clean and coat materials at molecular or nanometer level. Typical applications are cleaning and activation of plastic or metallic foils for improved adhesion in multi-layered structures or better printability (e.g. for packaging materials).
Description
VITO is an independent research organisation based in Flanders, active in sustainable technologies in the field of energy, environment and industrial innovation.
Within VITO’s Materials Unit new technologies for nano surface modification and layer-by-layer component manufacturing are developed, thereby saving materials and energy resources and reducing waste.
VITO Plasma Team is specialised in the development of cold plasma technology at atmospheric pressure and its applications for surface treatment of materials. This novel and environmentally friendly plasma technology allows to activate, clean and coat materials at molecular or nanometer level. Typical applications are cleaning and activation of plastic or metallic foils for improved adhesion in multi-layered structures or better printability (e.g. for packaging materials). Other possible applications involve plasma deposition of non-sticking coatings for pressure sensitive tapes or membranes and coatings with anti-bacterial properties. Applications for plasma coatings with incorporated nanoparticles and biomolecules are currently being investigated.
VITO's atmospheric plasma team belongs to the top 3 research groups in this area in Europe. Already more than 30 roll-to-roll goods manufacturers of plastics, paper, metal and performance materials are using the VITO Materials Unit to enhance their products with atmospheric plasma surface innovations. The technology platform also allows companies of specialty chemicals to develop customized surface treatments based on their own proprietary chemical technologies.
Plasma equipment developed by VITO (PlasmaSpot, PlasmaLine and PlasmaZone) is commercially available through collaboration with a German partner. The VITO technology is used by several other research organisations and companies for the development of a broad range of surface modifications. More information can be found on www.vitoplasma.eu
Web link
www.vitoplasma.eu
Current state of development of the technology
NO Development phase – laboratory tested NO Available for demonstration – field tested YES Already on the market
NO Other
Intellectual Property Rights
NO Patent(s) applied for YES Patent(s) granted NO Copyright protected
NO Exclusive rights NO Secret know-how
NO Others (registered design, plant variety right, etc)
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Content of the demanded co-operation:
NO License NO Commercial agreement NO Technical agreement
NO Partner Search NO Joint venture NO Manufacturing Agreement
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