Surface functionalities

surface functionalities Features

The surface functionalization is done in a single-step, dry process.

No time is lost during solvent flash-off, drying or incubation. The treated substrate is immediately ready for the next process step.

The surface enhancement is accomplished with the combination of plasma and an application-specific organic chemistry. The plasma activates both the surface as well as the molecules, which are then covalently bonded to the surface.

This results in a permanent modification of the chemical functionality of the treated surface which remains stable for a very long time.

Our surface enhancement process uses very little energy and does not use any solvents.

The functional chemistry usage rate is extremely low. Using only a few millilitres of chemistry we can functionalize a 100 m² surface. This usage rate is about 100 times lower than with conventional wet chemical methods.

Furthermore, our technology is a near-zero emission process.

Our technology enables the use of an extremely wide range of precursor molecules.

  • Organic molecules such as primary amines, epoxies, isocyanates and organosiloxanes
  • Complex biomolecules such as antibodies, peptides, proteins and DNA
  • Antibacterial and antiviral compounds
  • Nanoparticles

It can be used with virtually any substrate imaginable (plastics, metals, glass, elastomers, natural materials, temperature sensitive materials, …)

We offer a range of standard equipment as well as customised industrial solutions. Any process solution developed on our lab systems can be readily scaled up to a robust industrial solution.

All our systems are CE certified, have SPC process controls, remote monitoring capability and can be equipped with in-line control technology.

  • One step dry process

    The surface functionalization is done in a single-step, dry process.

    No time is lost during solvent flash-off, drying or incubation. The treated substrate is immediately ready for the next process step.

  • Permanent

    The surface enhancement is accomplished with the combination of plasma and an application-specific organic chemistry. The plasma activates both the surface as well as the molecules, which are then covalently bonded to the surface.

    This results in a permanent modification of the chemical functionality of the treated surface which remains stable for a very long time.

  • Eco-friendly

    Our surface enhancement process uses very little energy and does not use any solvents.

    The functional chemistry usage rate is extremely low. Using only a few millilitres of chemistry we can functionalize a 100 m² surface. This usage rate is about 100 times lower than with conventional wet chemical methods.

    Furthermore, our technology is a near-zero emission process.

  • Versatile

    Our technology enables the use of an extremely wide range of precursor molecules.

    • Organic molecules such as primary amines, epoxies, isocyanates and organosiloxanes
    • Complex biomolecules such as antibodies, peptides, proteins and DNA
    • Antibacterial and antiviral compounds
    • Nanoparticles

    It can be used with virtually any substrate imaginable (plastics, metals, glass, elastomers, natural materials, temperature sensitive materials, …)

  • Scalable

    We offer a range of standard equipment as well as customised industrial solutions. Any process solution developed on our lab systems can be readily scaled up to a robust industrial solution.

    All our systems are CE certified, have SPC process controls, remote monitoring capability and can be equipped with in-line control technology.

Surface functionalities Technology

MolecularGRIP™ technology

Bonding different types of materials can be challenging.

Our MolecularGRIP™ technology ensures perfect adhesion on even the most inert substrates (Teflon, Carbon Fibre, Polyolefins, Titanium, …) as well as the most sensitive substrates (Natural Fibres, Cellulose, Ultra-thin Films, … ). The primer chemistry is covalently bonded to the surface resulting in a long-lasting performance of the coating.

Our MolecularGRIP™ process is solvent-free, fully automated and fully traceable thus enabling high quality adhesive bonding solutions for even the most demanding applications

Leaf™ technology

Leaf™ technology for silicone-free anti-stick coating
In terms of wettability management, each industry has its own specific demands, differentiated by application. With our technology we can custom-design the solution that fits your needs. You define the contact angle you need, we deliver the solution.

Our Leaf™ technology is a tuneable, nano-structured plasmapolymer that allows us to create any contact angle up to 170°. We can switch from superhydrophobic surface properties to hydrophilic surface properties, simply by changing the process.

 

Leaf™ technology for hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity
Many industries are searching for alternative solutions to silicone-based anti-stick coatings. We provide tailor-made solutions for your specific needs.

Our Leaf™ technology is a tuneable, nano-structured plasmapolymer that has excellent anti-stick properties. It is a conformal coating that can be applied to any substrate. On polymer films, it maintains excellent functionality even after 10x bi-axial stretching of the subtrate.

Healthcare Technology

With our Molecular Plasma™ technology, we are able to immobilize a wide range of biomolecules such as antibodies, DNA, proteins, peptides, etc. onto any substrate whilst keeping full biofunctionality.

BIOMOLECULE IMMOBILIZATION
ANTI BIOFOULING
VIRUCIDAL ANTIMICROBIAL COATINGS

Biomolecule Immobilization

With our Molecular Plasma™ technology, we are able to immobilize a wide range of biomolecules such as antibodies, DNA, proteins, peptides, etc. onto any substrate whilst keeping full biofunctionality.

In particular, we have shown that we can immobilize goat-origin IgG anti-human IgE antibodies in less than 10 seconds, 10.000x faster than the current industry-standard, wet-chemical process. The University of Leuven (Belgium) has verified maintenance of full biofunctionality, using ELISA testing.

Anti-Biofouling

Prevention of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on surfaces is a topic of major medical and societal importance. MPG can help you functionalize surfaces that resist non-specific protein, cell or bacterial adsorption. This is particularly crucial for the development of medical devices which come into contact with physiological fluids.

Our method is very gentle and can be used on fragile micro- or nanofluidics, while maintaining their functionalities.

Virucidal Antimicrobial Coatings

Using our cold atmospheric plasma-based technology, we have developed a completely unique and innovative technological process to covalently bond a layer of virucidal and other antimicrobial compounds onto any surface.

As an example, in healthcare, this can significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination when moving between patients without the ability to change PPE as well as significantly reduce the risk of self-infection from contaminated PPE.

Our technology inactivates at least 99.9% of a viral load in less than 10 minutes.

  • MolecularGRIP™ technology

    Bonding different types of materials can be challenging.

    Our MolecularGRIP™ technology ensures perfect adhesion on even the most inert substrates (Teflon, Carbon Fibre, Polyolefins, Titanium, …) as well as the most sensitive substrates (Natural Fibres, Cellulose, Ultra-thin Films, … ). The primer chemistry is covalently bonded to the surface resulting in a long-lasting performance of the coating.

    Our MolecularGRIP™ process is solvent-free, fully automated and fully traceable thus enabling high quality adhesive bonding solutions for even the most demanding applications

  • Leaf™ technology

    Leaf™ technology for silicone-free anti-stick coating
    In terms of wettability management, each industry has its own specific demands, differentiated by application. With our technology we can custom-design the solution that fits your needs. You define the contact angle you need, we deliver the solution.

    Our Leaf™ technology is a tuneable, nano-structured plasmapolymer that allows us to create any contact angle up to 170°. We can switch from superhydrophobic surface properties to hydrophilic surface properties, simply by changing the process.

     

    Leaf™ technology for hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity
    Many industries are searching for alternative solutions to silicone-based anti-stick coatings. We provide tailor-made solutions for your specific needs.

    Our Leaf™ technology is a tuneable, nano-structured plasmapolymer that has excellent anti-stick properties. It is a conformal coating that can be applied to any substrate. On polymer films, it maintains excellent functionality even after 10x bi-axial stretching of the subtrate.

  • Healthcare Technology

    With our Molecular Plasma™ technology, we are able to immobilize a wide range of biomolecules such as antibodies, DNA, proteins, peptides, etc. onto any substrate whilst keeping full biofunctionality.

    BIOMOLECULE IMMOBILIZATION
    ANTI BIOFOULING
    VIRUCIDAL ANTIMICROBIAL COATINGS

  • Biomolecule Immobilization

    With our Molecular Plasma™ technology, we are able to immobilize a wide range of biomolecules such as antibodies, DNA, proteins, peptides, etc. onto any substrate whilst keeping full biofunctionality.

    In particular, we have shown that we can immobilize goat-origin IgG anti-human IgE antibodies in less than 10 seconds, 10.000x faster than the current industry-standard, wet-chemical process. The University of Leuven (Belgium) has verified maintenance of full biofunctionality, using ELISA testing.

  • Anti-Biofouling

    Prevention of bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on surfaces is a topic of major medical and societal importance. MPG can help you functionalize surfaces that resist non-specific protein, cell or bacterial adsorption. This is particularly crucial for the development of medical devices which come into contact with physiological fluids.

    Our method is very gentle and can be used on fragile micro- or nanofluidics, while maintaining their functionalities.

  • Virucidal Antimicrobial Coatings

    Using our cold atmospheric plasma-based technology, we have developed a completely unique and innovative technological process to covalently bond a layer of virucidal and other antimicrobial compounds onto any surface.

    As an example, in healthcare, this can significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination when moving between patients without the ability to change PPE as well as significantly reduce the risk of self-infection from contaminated PPE.

    Our technology inactivates at least 99.9% of a viral load in less than 10 minutes.

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