A banister that reduces the risk of contagion, an exterior that cleans itself, a heat exchanger without ice build-up, or increased rust protection for cars. Good knowledge of surface chemistry and surface engineering can make our environment more functional, healthier, and more resilient when, for instance, a newly-developed surface coating is able replace an environmentally hazardous substance used in the past.
At RISE we are experts in surface chemistry and surface engineering, and we are eager to share our knowledge of everything from lifespan determination, surface treatment and purity to functional surfaces and how surfaces affect tactile perception. The way a product feels to the touch can be crucial for a positive customer experience, and surface design can be used to influence this experience. We can help you to obtain the right combination of surface properties in order to, for example, reduce energy consumption, increase the value of your product, or minimise maintenance and environmental impact. RISE has the expertise and equipment necessary for analysing and evaluating surface properties. We can help with problem solving, such as identifying contaminants on surfaces and resolving adhesion issues.