Our department for Advanced Technologies has already overcome various challenges by creatively using and developing new technologies. With photonic curing, for example, thin thermoplastic films made of extremely challenging thermoplasts such as polyether ether ketone (PEEK), whose processing has so far been complex and lengthy, can now be manufactured. This new process enabled the development of the innovative PEEK carburetor membrane, which can serve as an equivalent replacement for conventional membranes for longer durability under all working conditions.
In addition, in collaboration with the research center IMEC, we have developed soft dry electrodes, which facilitate a patient-friendly long-term EEG. The soft dry electrodes allow a safe and convenient signal acquisition, eliminate the use of gels, and significantly reduce skin irritations. The treatment can be made without special skin preparation thanks to the specific design and special characteristics. This means that the correct placement is simplified and the patient can independently apply the electrodes outside the hospital.
CTSystems, a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials and Technology, has developed flexible applications for electroactive polymers. We have identified this technology as future-oriented and will now industrialize and market it. A polymer transducer consisting of thin layer silicone stacks can replace existing technologies in the field of actuators and haptics and outperform them in terms of reliability and efficiency.
These are only three examples of our high standards of quality and practical innovation. With our modern product portfolio and extensive material expertise, we are always keeping abreast of the times as a partner for our customers.