Super Thin film technology

A novel patented non-vacuum technique for the controlled deposition of uniform polymeric films onto a variety of substrates. The processing method can be used to produce a wide range of films, especially thin/super-thin (e.g. less than 100 nm) polymeric films, with a well-controlled structure and thickness, for various functional, mechanical and biomedical applications.The super thin-film technology is a platform technology which allows the deposition of single-layer, multi-layer, compositionally-graded, doped, hybrid or nano-composite films, as either dense or porous films.

Key Benefits

This novel process allows:
  • High precision control of film thickness;
  • Good control of surface morphology and uniformity;
  • Modification of the hydro/lipophilic or hydrophobic/oleophobic nature of the surfaces of materials;

Super thin film technology is:
  • Rapid and highly efficient
  • Suitable for multi-layer preparation
  • Non-vacuum method; enabling operation in both the open air and in a controlled atmosphere
  • Low-temperature process without impairing the substrate properties
  • Suitable for a wide variety of substrates, including paper, textile, plastic metal, ceramic and silicon
  • Source: 3 September 2008