Innovative Surfaces

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Competence partner

Our competence partner IMPE Institute of Materials and Process Engineering is responsible for the focus topic Innovative Surfaces and is your point of contact for all questions around this topic.

IMPE Institute of Materials and Process Engineering

Winterthur, Switzerland

Halle 2 / F 2187

Showcases around the topic Innovative Surfaces

Discover real application examples, so called showcases, which will be presented by the exhibitors at their booths.


Where maximum hardness is required

If hard and scratch-resistant surfaces are required for implants and instruments made from titanium and titanium alloys, our customers use the dark anodizing process TioDark™

Presented at the booth of KKS Ultraschall AG, Halle 2 / B 2040


Optical 3D measurement of implant and abutment

Alpha Bio Tec uses optical, high resolution 3D measurement by Alicona to enable safe sealing. In particular, form measurement has opened up new measures in quality assurance as it allows the measurement of the internal conical connection of implants.

Presented at the booth of Alicona Imaging GmbH, Halle 2 / C 2086


Non-fouling 5D micro-structured cell-culture plates

Next generation cell-culture plates via a combination of micro-structures and non-fouling surface coatings engineered and manufactured in Switzerland.

Presented at the booth of SuSoS AG, Halle 2 / D 2107


The following exhibitors can support you around the topic Innovative Surfaces

Alicona Imaging GmbH

Alicona ist ein internationaler Anbieter von hochauflösenden optischen 3D Messsystemen für Qualitätssicherung in Labor und Produktion. Anwender messen mit nur einem System Rauheit und Form ihrer Bauteile.

Halle 2 / C 2086

KKS Ultraschall AG

KKS Ultraschall AG entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet als Komplett-Anbieter technologisch führende Lösungen auf den Gebieten der industriellen Reinigungs-, Ultraschall- & Oberflächentechnologie.

Halle 2 / B 2040


Halle 2 / D 2107

Innovation symposium

Experts will present around Innovative Surfaces in the innovation symposium.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Welcoming by ZHAW

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM, Halle 2 / C 2079

Focus topic: Innovative Surfaces
Application: Further applications


Dr. Martin Winkler
Leiter Labor für Polymere Beschichtungen, ZHAW

Welcoming to the Innovation Symposium "Innovative Surfaces", by Dr. Martin Winkler, Head laboratory for polymere coating, Institute of Materials and Process Engineering, ZHAW.


Keynote: Nasschemische Oberflächenveredelung (DE)

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM, Halle 2 / C 2079

Focus topic: Innovative Surfaces
Application: Further applications


Dr. Toni Schneider
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, ZHAW IMPE

Nasschemische Oberflächenveredelung für die  Medizinaltechnik

Es werden kurz die Anwendungsgebiete von Oberflächenveredlungen in der Medizinaltechnik vorgestellt. Im Speziellen werden antimikrobielle Polymere bzw. Beschichtungen behandelt.  


Dr. Toni Schneider

Toni Schneider hat im Jahr 2000 an der Georg August Universität in Göttingen in organischer Chemie diplomiert. In 2005 hat er über Gerichtete Evolution am Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung promoviert. Toni Schneider ist seit 2005 an der ZHAW angestellt. Er ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Labors für Polymere Beschichtungen. Seine Kerngebiete sind Haftvermittlung und funktionale Beschichtungen.


Keynote: Antibacterial Implant Surfaces

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM, Halle 2 / C 2079

Focus topic: Innovative Surfaces
Application: Implants (active and passive)


Prof. Dr. Michael de Wild
Dozent, FHNW

Antibacterial Implant Surfaces

Implant-associated infections can lead to severe complications. The rising number of periprosthetic infections has led to the development of various bactericidal implant surfaces. Different approaches and novel treatment strategies are presented.


Prof. Dr. Michael de Wild

Michael de Wild is a physicist and gained industrial experience at the R&D department of Endress+Hauser before he entered Swiss MedTech and worked as a research scientist at Straumann AG developing and commercializing new surfaces for dental implants. Since 2007 he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). His main research activities include surface and materials sciences for implant development. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine.


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