Functionality by structure – tomorrow’s products by injection moulding and bio-mimicking

T. Nielsen
NIL Technology ApS,
Denmark

Keywords: injection moulding, bio-mimicking, nanostructures, nanoimprint, lotus effect, colour

Summary:

We are presenting a novel technology that allow for manufacturing of surface functionalized free-form plastic produts by injection moulding. The surface functionalization is achieved through micro- and nanostructures, and the developed technology allow for manufacturing of steel injection moulding tools with intergrated lithographically defined micro- and nanostructurs. In this manner, bio-mimicking can find relevance in injection moulding industry. We are looking for applications that can adapt the technology as first movers and for partnerships/funding to scale the technology.