Research and Development

Rhenotherm has been developing individual coating solutions for decades and establishing them on the market.

Since 1970 Dr.-Ing. V. Eigenbrod, the founder of Rhenotherm, with the field of fluoropolymer coating. It has been and still is its ambition to advance development in this field. In the course of his work he has filed and received 6 patents.

In our laboratory, whose equipment is unparalleled, an 5-head team of development engineers works on the continuous improvement of our products.

The available analysis methods enable us to make targeted changes to coating systems and to determine their effects. In our application laboratory, the paints can be professionally mixed, compounded and applied. There are various application techniques available, so that an optimal layer structure can be achieved.

Timeline of government-funded research projects

2020 -2022 Feet

2020 -2022 Feet
2017 -2018 Feet
2013 -2015 Feet
2012 -2017 Feet

2011 -2013 Feet

2011 -2013 Feet
2009 -2011 Feet
2007 -2010 Feet

2006 -2009 Feet

2006 -2009 Feet
2006 -2008 Feet

2004 - 2007

2004 - 2007

1993 -1997 Feet

several AiF research projects

1993 -1997 Feet

1986

powder coatings

based on PVDF and ECTFE in application for the chemical industry

1986

Our portfolio

  • Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-REM)
  • Melting Point Analysis (DSC) of Thermoplastics
  • Contact angle measurement & determination of surface energy
  • IR spectral analysis for the determination of ingredients such as binder resins
  • Tactile and non-contact roughness measurement using a stylus instrument
  • Adhesion testing and sliding friction measurement by means of tensile testing machine
  • Light microscopic analysis
  • Creation of 3D reconstructions of the considered surface by digital microscope with motorized optics
  • Creation of transverse cuts by means of cutting, grinding and polishing machines
  • Cooling finger test to determine the corrosion resistance

You will find further information about the listed analysis methods right here.

Long-term and future-oriented research goals, such as the transfer of the lotus effect to coatings or non-stick coatings on CFRP surfaces, are realized in state-funded projects. Over a period of 2-3 years, practice-oriented coating solutions are developed and brought to series maturity. You will find more information right here.

The result of our intensive and practice-oriented research work are some patented coating solutions and findings that we like to describe in the form of publications in various specialist journals.

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