Unique technologies and equipment for surfacing of one molecule thick films are developed at the IZOVAC Group. These technologies are based on the well-known method of Langmuir-Blodgett when monolayers are transferred to the surface of the product from “water-air” interface. Unique features of these technologies allow making the process of forming a film continuous, including Roll-to-Roll process for flexible products. Thу technology allows forming a defect-free coating having a thickness of 2 to 100 nm depending on the molecular structure of the coating material. Depending on the nature coatings may have different consumer properties, in particular, protective with high wear resistance in tribo-processes (stand up to 10,000 cycles of steel wool abrasion under a load of 10 N/cm2), hydro- and oleophobic properties, very low friction, stability to the aggressive environmental effect (acids, alkalis, UV radiation). Accordingly, there are a variety of applications of such coatings: easy to clean coatings for optics, cover glass of solar cell modules, ophthalmology, building (architectural and decorative features), for ceramics, etc. Low coefficient of friction (0.06) makes perspective such coatings in friction assemblies, as well as in systems of pumping liquid materials, increasing the pipeline capacity.
The offered equipment can easily be integrated into a continuous-type mass-production process, while there is no principled restriction on the size of modifiable area. In particular, it is possible to supply the equipment for modification of sheet glass of maximum size Jumbo (6000 mm x 3210 mm).
The equipment can be additionally equipped with optional systems for pre-cleaning of glass surfaces, light and heat treatment, loading and unloading devices, etc.
The equipment can be produced under requirements of a specific customer and could provide formation of layers not only on flat surfaces, but also on complex shapes surfaces.
Low capital cost of the equipment as well as its operational costs makes the developed technology one of the most cost-effective solution among the surface treatment and coatings technologies.
IZOVAC Group continuously conducts work on new applications of created technology. We will be glad to enlarge our capabilities based on your tasks and requirements.