The MOVERO project stands for the “use and further development of modern processes for surface structuring for interdisciplinary applications in the regional industry.” In concrete terms, the project involves eleven companies from various sectors and researchers from FH Münster University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The project partners have spent more than three years gathering, thinking through, testing and developing ideas for surface treatment and, most importantly, for functionalization.
During the project, the companies are working with the universities and research institutes to establish the theoretical principles of surface geometries and their functional properties. They then use these findings to implement solutions in industrial practice.
One feature shared by all the planned applications is rapid, high-performance ultra-short-pulse laser removal and, if necessary, a subsequent laser polishing stage that is carried out to create various surface geometries on embossing rolls. This means the embossing process that takes place afterwards can transfer the optimized structures quickly and cost-effectively to various film surfaces (plastics, metals) in a roll-to-roll process. The form and the structural size of the functionalized surfaces can therefore be adapted to suit the corresponding uses.
The partners in the project are FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, TAFH Münster GmbH, DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e.V., Schepers GmbH & Co. KG, Matthews International GmbH, Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH, the University of Twente, Irmato, Kamp Coating Apeldoorn BV, Materiomics, Morphotonics B.V., Duropanel BV, FMI Industrial Automation B.V. and ECM Technologies BV.