Con esta herramienta te facilitamos un acceso a todas las ofertas y demandas de tecnología europeas y a búsquedas de socios para participar en propuestas europeas de I+D publicadas en la red Enterprise Europe Network, pudiendo filtrar los resultados para facilitar las búsquedas más acordes con tus necesidades.

¿Quieres recibir estos listados de oportunidades de colaboración en tu correo de forma periódica y personalizada? Date de alta en nuestro Boletín

Para optimizar los resultados de la búsqueda, se recomienda utilizar términos en inglés.

Development of highly reflective light-conducting 3D lacquers - as design lacquers, for color mirrors/glasses with silver graphics, optical laser engraving - for architecture, product design, art

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TODE20200408001
Publicado:
19/05/2020
Caducidad:
20/05/2021
Resumen:
Berlin start-up offers methods for light-conducting 3D lacquers with the ability to make materials brighter and more transparent than they actually are. These lacquers show an extreme lateral reflection and transfer the property of their spacial magnification, illumination and transparency optimization to the materials. They are ideal for design-oriented applications or to illuminate materials, for colored mirrors/glass, etc. Cooperation considered is a commercial or license agreement.

Details

Tittle:
Development of highly reflective light-conducting 3D lacquers - as design lacquers, for color mirrors/glasses with silver graphics, optical laser engraving - for architecture, product design, art
Summary:
Berlin start-up offers methods for light-conducting 3D lacquers with the ability to make materials brighter and more transparent than they actually are. These lacquers show an extreme lateral reflection and transfer the property of their spacial magnification, illumination and transparency optimization to the materials. They are ideal for design-oriented applications or to illuminate materials, for colored mirrors/glass, etc. Cooperation considered is a commercial or license agreement.
Description:
A Berlin-based creative start-up offers an innovative method for glass design. Common techniques for this purpose are lacquer graphic with clear and opaque colors and extremely sharp color separation, or mirror silver exposure, or laser macro- or micro engraving.
The start-up developed a spacial three-dimensionality and deep-optical reflection in a 3D double lacquer system. The system is based on a first lacquer in a lower and a second lacquer in a higher optical density, as a lacquer layer lens with magnifying properties. This lacquer system corresponds exactly to the gold reflection - light reflection of micro-rough gold leaf - and imitates its natural spatial and bundled scattered light as a coating with a directed reflection and with an optical-spacial image projection. This know-how of a novel three-dimensional surface/material reflection as well as the know-how for design and design management form the basis for all further industrial developments up to marketability.

To further develop the method within a commercial agreement, the start-up is looking for industrial partners together with a well-known German basic research center. The aim of the partnership is to implement a process to design of light-conducting colored surfaces using the new light-conducting lacquers. The offer is particularly suitable for a partnership with paint and glass companies. But also a very well-equipped single glass company with its own laboratory know-how can become active in the whole range.

The start-up is primarily looking for companies from the paint industry, secondarily from the glass industry as licensee and client of the project. A later cooperation with both companies is also desired. For the paint industry, the start-up can take over the further development of the paints to marketability as a co-developer. The project can be financed by public funding or directly by an industrial contract.

Potential partners can implement the following applications with the described technology:

1.) The paint manufacturer will be able to offer the following innovations to transfer the innovation under a commercial agreement:

¿ Combined metal-mirror-glass lacquers that intensify the reflection of metals or the transmission of glass with the highest color intensity.

¿ Design and art lacquers (air-hardening) with the highest color strength, which can reflect over long distances.

¿ Design and art lacquers also with coarse metal pigments with a distinct 3D spacial image projection.

¿ Lacquers for macro-engraving or optical laser micro-engraving with spectral splitting of light on stainless steel/metallic thin films.

¿ Lacquers for other rough, metallic or optical layers or small parts, knobs / jewelry/crystals etc.

¿ Car/furniture paints especially on rough silver coatings- as so-called 3D chrome paints of the next generation.


2.) By using such varnishes under a license agreement, a glass company can later offer the following innovations:

¿ 3D color mirrors, flat/also curved, as laminated safety glass - with exposed silver raster in float glass, whereby gold leaf, crystals, holography and more can also be incorporated.

¿ 3D elements/room dividers with high translucency in float glass - additionally with exposed silver raster in glass, with crystals, holographic pigments and other reflective elements.

¿ 3D laminated glass with aluminum on the back as an optical hybrid with silver as reflection element - additionally with graphic electroplating, crystals, gold, light-conducting 3D coating.

¿ as large-format colored daguerreotypes - photo in glass with light-dark silver pixels.

¿ as light control/lighting modules/colored reflectors (e. g. illuminated by heliostats) for staircases, buildings, hotels, underground railways.

¿ as laminated glass with thin marble/granite foils on the back - is transmitted by means of directed reflection (e.g. to place switching elements behind).
Advantages and Innovations:
By the development of a series of new binders or lacquers with optical magnification coefficients (similar to photo gelatin), a lot of other coatings with the following advantages can be successively developed:
¿ an inert spatial 3-D volume "refined with light"
¿ a completely distortion-free reflection
¿ a wide laterally beam angle up to 180 degrees

The color system always shows a uniformly spacial image as a 3-D image projection of materials and structures, and of opaque and clear colors against incident light. In this way, 3-D lacquers show the greatest creation complexity of all historical or industrial color systems of the present.

All designed room elements on different carriers such as wood/MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) and glass, mirrors and metals appear harmonious due to the same reflection mode and coloring. Furthermore, they show an increased reaction to incident light - therefore, the lacquers are partly suitable as reflectors. All clear materials such as glass become light-conductors. In addition, all opaque and metallic materials become reflectors.

Possible new products on the base of 3-D lacquers can benefit from the 3D lacquers:
¿ A wide range of products exist in the glass-metal branch- e.g. as design/art reflectors with light guidance up to 180 degree angle - for hotel, airport, subway, etc. or glass with a "lighting homogeneity" of coloring and reflecting materials inside.
¿ Furthermore, a lot of surfaces with hybrid optical coatings made of clear and opaque colors and rough structured metals.
¿ In addition, a self leveling 3-D floor varnish - as a new generation of ART WALK with spacial 3-D image can be realized.
¿ Furthermore, there are a lot of surfaces that can be used to create special color-light-spaces.
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Secret Know-how

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
In the first place the client is looking for companies from the paint industry and in the second place from the glass industry. The partners are expected to act as licensee and client of the project under license agreements. A later cooperation with both industries is also desired. Also for the paint industry the Berliner Start-Up offers a cooperation under a commercial agreement with technical assistance. It can take over the further development of the paints until they are ready for the market as a co-developer.

The partner from the paint industry should especially recognize an economic potential for highly reflective paints and at the same time paints for all kinds of reflective and design-surfaces. The project is also an opportunity for the company to build up a further innovation profile and expertise in the field of design and art.

Glass partners should see their "economic added value through design". A purely technically oriented entrepreneur might not be convinced to generate new market potential with design. In this context, the client is also looking for glass companies that recognize such visions as an opportunity and can align their plans accordingly with this offer.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Inventor
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
French
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
03004003 Colorantes y tintes relacionados con ingeniería y tecnología química
03009002 Material impreso en rollos