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TRDE20190301001

Coating with low refractive index sought

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ABSTRACT

A German plastics research institute seeks a partner to supply a coating with high optical transmission and a refractive index of 1,3 or lower for an illumination unit for automotive interiors. This could be done within a manufacturing agreement. Opportunities for a research cooperation could also be discussed.


FULL DESCRIPTION

A German research institute is specialised in plastics technology for many applications.

Within the scope of a project on automotive interiors, the institute plans to develop an illumination unit, e.g. for instrumental panels. For this task the institute seeks a coating with specific characteristics. This coating needs to have a high optical transmission with a refractive index about 1,3 or lower.

The substrates in use are polycarbonate (PC) or poly-methyl-methacrylate (PMMA). The coating should be applied preferably by screen-printing. However spray coating or doctor blading would also be an option.

Partners are sought who can supply the coating. A manufacturing agreement can be concluded where the partner produces the coating according to the specifications of the German institute. There would also be an opportunity for a future research cooperation if the partner is interested in the joint development of new automotive interior products.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The optical specifications for the coating are:

- refractive index = 1,3 or lower
- high optical transmission

The physical performance requirements are:

- temperature stability at least 90C
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Industrial partners are sought to supply the coating according to the specifications within a manufacturing agreement.

There is furthermore the opportunity to cooperate in future research projects for new automotive interior products where the partner would bring in the coating know-how.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
GERMANY
Profile date
06/03/2019
Deadline
04/03/2020

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Manufacturing agreement Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Materials
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Industrial Manufacture / Coatings / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Colours and varnish / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Composite materials
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
none...
MARKET KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Coatings and adhesives manufactures / OTHER / Transportation / Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRDE20190301001