Published on : 30 Sep, 2013
Adhesives that leave no sticky residue, ‘skins’ that keep medical instruments germ-free, new anti-reflective protectors for displays or surfaces that prevent barnacles from attaching to ships. These are just some of the products that nanoimprinting technology is capable of producing. A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and its partners launched a new Nanoimprint Foundry that will develop, test-bed and prototype specially engineered plastics and surfaces for the specific purpose of commercialising the technologies. Possible applications of nanoimprint technology include dry adhesives, aesthetic packaging, contact lenses, biomedical cell scaffolds, anti-frost surfaces and anti-bacteria materials.
Last update : 8/3/2015 2:11:30 PM