A French SME specialized in the field of organic and materials chemistry offers surface treatment services for existing materials, based on its strong knowledges for tailor-made design, synthesis and scale-up (until kg-scale) of linkers, coupling agents, ligands and additives.
These molecules are aimed to be grafted (covalent bonding) onto surfaces or at the interfaces to form organic nanocoatings or used as additives in organic matrices (for instance polymers) to provide new properties to materials: anti-icing, easy-to-clean, passivation, coating adhesion, bio-immobilisation, filler compatibilization, lubrification, etc.
The surface functionalization by grafting linkers is suitable for various types of materials (metals, oxides, glass, etc.), no matter their shapes: flat, porous, nanostructured, powders, (nano)particles in dispersion or dried, etc. Forming self-assembled monolayers, the linkers provide a transparent coating with a thickness of few nanometers.
According to the high possibilities of end-functions available on the linkers, this way of surface functionalization leads to various properties – from bio-immobilisation to anti-corrosion or easy-to-clean – which enables their use in all domains using functional materials: healthcare, automotive industry, catalysis, aerospace, paints and many more.
According to its strong background in surface modification, the company also provides support and advice for the surface modification process.
The company is looking for partnership with industrial end-users or R&D services companies from material sciences or healthcare sectors through technical cooperation agreement.
The company is also interested to participate in European research projects involving chemistry or materials science, as a part of the consortium or as subcontractor.