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Coatema/Basecoater 44 (BC44)

Coatema/Basecoater 44 (BC44)
Country/Institute
Austria • Joanneum Research (JOR)
Transnational Access Activity/Installation
TA3. Prototype fabrication • TA3.4. Nanoimprinting & laser patterning

Equipment: Coatema/Basecoater 44 (BC44)
Technique: R2R-Pilot Line
Acquisition year: 2011
Responsible: Stephan Ruttloff /  

Description: Our roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography (roll-to-roll NIL, R2R NIL) facilitates continuous and therefore cost-effective production of micro and nanopatterns on large-area flexible substrates targeting electronic, optoelectronic, photovoltaic and sensoric applications, film processing and packaging as well as pharmaceuticals and biosciences.

Specifications: The R2R pilot line allows us 

  • to sustainably produce highly resolved conductive elements for organic electronics (thin conductors, nanoscale electrodes for organic transistors) down to feature sizes of 100 nm
  • to precisely create optical 2.5D structures for the light management in flexible films (coupling and outcoupling, light guiding) for applications in photonics, 
  • to realize 3D-structured bionic surfaces and complex nanopatterns on a large scale, which allow the artificial imitation of biological characteristics (shark skin, lotus effect, gecko effect, structural colors), 
  • to produce complex microfluidic elements on foil for bioanalytic lab-on-foil systems in a cost-effective way, and 
  • to continuously produce optimized high-tech film surfaces for packaging, decoration, safety and labeling, which display improved optical, mechanical and chemical behavior due to their micro and nanostructural properties.

Link for additional information (if any): 
https://www.joanneum.at/en/materials/research-areas/large-area-micro-and-nanostructuring