Functional Layer Systems

The functional requirements for modern materials continually increase. Often a basic material alone no longer meets these requirements. At this place functional layers and composite materials come in, as well as our research department "Functional layer systems" which deals with research and development of flexible compound materials. The task is to develop functional materials in a custom-designed way. For this purpose innovative material combinations, modified polymer systems and manufacturing technologies adapted accordingly are applied.

Head of Department

 "The development of functional layer systems is extremely diverse and the required properties are multifarious. It is this broad spectrum that I particularly appreciate in my work. I am constantly excited to develop innovative research work, which contributes solutions to the industrial problems. What motivates me the most is to see a former idea finally resulting in a concrete application which is implemented by companies and utilised by end-users."


Dr. Kristin Trommer

Head of Department Functional Layer Systems

Profound Knowledge and Experience

To develop multifaceted functional polymer materials industrially established and continuous application processes like spread coating, gravure printing, extrusion or calendaring is used.  New manufacturing concepts like alternative fabrication, drying and venting process complete the above continuous processes. In particular, Additive manufacturing process like printing of 2D and 3D objects or drying process by means of radio waves are promising choice. These processes are especially focussed for the establishment and advancement of flexible and elastic materials.

Furthermore, in developing materials with tailor-made properties, it is critical to formulate individual recipes. It is not only the chemical composition that matters for the preparation of application related polymer formulation but also their mixing to yield ready-to-use compound. Currently, materials for the field of smart textiles, flame retardant composites, polymer membranes or classical textile reinforced composites (synthetic leather, floor covering, tarpaulin) are developed. The polymer systems used for the above mentioned fields are polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, silicone, polyolefins, polylactide or polybutylene succinate.   


Our Services

In the field of functional layer systems we offer the following services:

  • Planning and execution of coating tests at our numerous plants

  • Preparation and manufacture of coating compounds of different types

  • Functional demonstration for functionalised composites

Do you have questions about our services? Contact us!


Dr. Kristin Trommer

Head of Department Functional Layer Systems


Projects that might be interesting for you To Project Overview

Entwicklung neuer Vernetzungsstrategien für die Herstellung von Silikonhybridschichten

BMWK INNO-KOM 49VF220064 | Laufzeit: 09.2023 – 02.2026

Sophia Rau, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 02/28/2026

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

Wasserbasierter und fleckbeständiger PLA-Lack für flexible PUR-Kunstleder

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF230067 | Laufzeit: 11.2023 – 10.2025

Linda Köhler, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 10/31/2025

Categories:

  • Chemistry of Polymers
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

MemTecplus – Stoffgewinnung durch Flachmembranfiltration | Teilprojekt: Entwicklung mikroporöser Membranfilter

BMBF WIR! rECOmine 03WIR1910A | Laufzeit: 10.2022 – 09.2025

Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 09/30/2025

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Methods/Processes

Polyol-Recyclate durch Glycerolyse von flexiblen PU-Wertstoffen für den Wiedereinsatz in neuen Materialien

BMWK INNO-KOM 49VF220065 | Laufzeit: 09.2023 – 08.2025

Linda Köhler, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 08/31/2025

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

iSi-Care: Mit künstlicher Intelligenz und silikonbasiertem Elektroden-Array zur differenzierten Versorgung bei akuten Gelenksverletzungen

BMWK IGF 22708 BR | Laufzeit: 03.2023 – 02.2025

Martin Heise, FILK Freiberg; Andreas Heinke, IBMT TU Dresden

End of project: 02/28/2025

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Methods/Processes

Recycling von Mehrlagen-Verbunden und -Textilien mittels integriertem Ansatz für das Delaminieren nach Bedarf (Debonding on Demand)

BMWK IGF-Cornet 349 EBG | Laufzeit: 03.2023 – 02.2025

Frauke Junghans, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 02/28/2025

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Polymer-LED-Komposite mit aktiver sensorbasierter Steuerung am Beispiel der Bilirubin-Therapie

BMWK IGF 22822 BG | Laufzeit: 02.2023 – 01.2025

Martin Heise, FILK Freiberg; Heiko Rexin, OUT Berlin

End of project: 01/31/2025

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Entwicklung einer hybridpolymerbasierten Membran zur Aufreinigung von Methanströmen durch die Abtrennung von Stickstoff

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF220046 | Laufzeit: 08.2022 – 01.2025

Sophia Rau, Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 01/31/2025

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

Molekulare Simulation des Mehrkomponenten­systems PVC-Weichmacher für die Entwicklung nachhaltiger, langlebiger und gesundheitlich unbedenklicher (Verbund-) Materialien

BMWK IGF 22362 BR | Laufzeit: 07.2022 – 12.2024

Susanne Fritz, Maren Lehmann, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 12/31/2024

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites
  • Material Characterization

noFoul – Mikrostrukturbasierte Oberflächenfunktionalisierung für die, großflächige, biozidfreie Biofilm- und Bewuchshemmung auf Architektur-, Schwimmbad und Schutzfolien | Erarbeitung der Prozessgrundlagen und mikrobiologischen Funktionsbewertung

BMBF WIR! GRAVOmer 03WIR2013D | Laufzeit: 11.2022 – 10.2024

Mandy Gersch, Kathrin Leppchen-Fröhlich, FILK Freiberg | SWG Frankenberg | Reisewitz Penig | sema Coswig | IF TU Dresden

End of project: 10/31/2024

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Dauerhafte Funktionalisierung von PU-Membranen mit antimikrobiellen Eigenschaften für den Einsatz in Textillaminaten | Teilprojekt: Formulierung von umweltfreundlichen PU-Systemen für die Herstellung von antimikrobiell ausgerüsteten Membranen

ZIM KK5332104KO1 | Laufzeit: 06.2022 – 05.2024

Maria Riedel, Kathrin Leppchen-Fröhlich, Maren Lehmann, FILK Freiberg; Norbert Schreiter, Vowalon Treuen; Martin Hestermann, Trans-Textil Freilassing

End of project: 05/31/2024

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Reinventing a smart, circular, and competitive textile industry with advanced myco-fibres (MY-FI)

BMBF Horizon H2020-FNR-2020-1 | Laufzeit: 11.2020 – 04.2024

Anke Mondschein, Michaela Schröpfer, FILK Freiberg | Mogu S.r.l Italy (Coordinator)

End of project: 04/30/2024

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Maßgeschneiderte thermoformbare bio-TPU-Folien

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF210105 | Laufzeit: 10.2021 – 03.2024

Andrea Winkler, Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 03/31/2024

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

VUV-Modifizierung von Silikonkunstleder für eine verbesserte Haptik und eine höhere Abriebbeständigkeit

BMWK IGF 22286 BG | Laufzeit: 04.2022 – 03.2024

Kristin Trommer, Frauke Junghans, FILK Freiberg | Laura Schilinsky, Fraunhofer-IFAM Bremen

End of project: 03/31/2024

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Entwicklung von elektrisch beheizbaren TPU-basierten Bauteilen aus kontinuierlich herstellbaren Platten (ComfyTPU)

BMWK IGF-Cornet 327 EBR | Laufzeit: 01.2022 – 12.2023

Minoj Gnanaseelan, FILK Freiberg | Albert Langkamp, ILK TU Dresden | Pawel Hofmann, Cinnomatech Warschau | Bartlomiej Przybyszewski, WUT Warschau

End of project: 12/31/2023

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

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