The Institute for Particle Technology in Braunschweig is aleader in research and teaching in selected fi elds of mechanicalprocess engineering and particle technology inparticular, whereby the particle-particle interactions andthe control of interfaces play a key role. Research activitiesare focused on the fi ve work groups under the directionof Prof. A. Kwade and the Nanomaterials workgroup under the direction of Prof. G. Garnweitner.
The European Center for Dispersion Technologies (EZD) in Selb is an interdisciplinary research and technology transfer center primarily focused on the production and characterization of dispersions. The EZD was established by local industry under the leadership of SKZ (the GermanPlastics Center) and opened in Selb in 2014. The EZD offers industry all key development work and services related to the topic of „dispersions.“
Malvern Panalytical measuring technologies along with extensive application and industry expertise help scientists and technicians better understand a wide variety of materials, ranging from particle and nanoparticle suspensions and emulsions, via proteins and polymers, through to sprays and aerosols, industrial bulk powders, slurries and solids, such as metals, plastics or building materials. The technologies enable the measurement of parameters such as particle size, shape and zeta potential, biomolecular interactions and stability, rheological properties, elemental concentrations and crystallographic structure. Highly reliable and robust characterization of these properties is fundamental to predicting how a product will behave during use, to optimizing its performance and achieving manufacturing excellence.
The Coating Additives Business Line of Evonik supplies its customers with optimal solutions in the paints, coatings and printing ink sectors and supports them in their efforts of the production of resource-efficient coatings. The Business Line bundles a diverse product portfolio for the coatings industry, like additives, co-binders, matting agents, fumed silica, specialty resins and nanoresins. Our world-famous brands include ACEMATT®, AEROSIL®, SURFYNOL®, and TEGO®. Its technology platform is one of its kind in the world and it allows innovative solutions to be developed for almost all challenges that may arise in the formulation of paints and coatings. The wide range of product solutions helps both in the formulation and manufacture of coatings and in their application.
The Business Unit „Grinding & Dispersing“ is the world‘s leading supplier of grinding and mixing technology. The comprehensive line of machines and systems is employed in a wide range of industries such as chemicals, minerals and food. The strength of the business unit lies in customized solutions for tasks in process engineering.