Develops and supplies software, hardware and measurement as well as optimization services, which have a relation to surface mechanics. The activities are especially focused on thin coatings in the range from some micrometers down to a few nanometers.
Applies nanotechnology across several product areas such as cosmetics where the companysupplies UV absorbers based on nanoparticulate zinc oxide and titanium dioxide; binders for facade coatings where inorganic nanoparticles are homogeneously incorporated into organic polymer particles of water-based dispersions; and plastics with nanoadditive which improves flowability during production.
Bioni's core business is the development, production and marketing of coatings to enhance the walls, facades and roofs of all manner of buildings. Based upon the latest scientific findings in nanotechnology and together with the researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Bioni has developed an effective nano-filler combination, which when used in both interior and facade paints, permanently prevents the formation of mould, bacteria and algae.
The company's core competence is the selective modification of glass by generating metal nanoellipsoids inside the glass material.Boraglas develops and commercializes laser-based nanotechnologies especially for glass material which is applied for the manufacturing of nanotechnology products.
The company develops and sells a series of acrylate nanocomposite coatings under the trade name CETOSIL that contain up to 30% of nano-sized silica. The use of special surface grafted silica nanoparticles ensures the transparency and low viscosity of the coatings.
CODIXX is a manufacturer of optical polarizers for the infrared, the visible and UV spectral range. The company has developed its colorPol technology for doping of sodium silicate glass with prolate silver nanoparticles.
GXC Coatings GmbH (GXC) applies funtional coatings based on nanotechnology to glass and polymer substrates. Applications of such coatings are in automotive, optics, microtechnology, sensors, safety, instrument covers, windows and glazing.
Using an innovative, modified sol-gel-process, the company manufactures spherical nanoparticles enabling the production of nanocomposite materials for coatings with unprecedented combinations of properties - and on an industrial scale.
Kolbenschmidt Pierburg AG is the parent company of Rheinmetall's Automotive sector. The company's KS Gleitlager division is a specialist in high-precision sliding elements for engine components and has developed a nanocoating system called NANOFRIKS.