One specific application of ORMOCER® materials (hybrid polymers) is functional coatings that impart new and improved properties to the underlying substrates. Based on the principles of ORMOCER® materials, protective and functional coatings can be tailored to meet the different requirements of our customers. By combining the glass-like material properties with the advantages of organic polymers, new and innovative surface functionalizations are possible.
Almost all substrates starting from glass and metals, fossil and bio-based plastics, fibers like paper and textiles can be coated. The substrates can be equipped with a protective and several functional layers that make the surface, for example, scratch-resistant, hydrophobic or impermeable to water and oxygen.