About The R2R-Net

Surface functionalization with continuous roll-to-roll (R2R) processes is a major path for the scale-up of surface treatments of flexible substrates. By the nature of this subject actors in this field deal with scale-up of technologies, prototype production, and related areas such as equipment manufacturing, business development etc. The surface functionalization is performed on polymer films, membranes, textiles, non-wovens and fibers as well as on glass and metals.

R2R-Net is an effort intended to connect companies and institutions working in the field of R2R surface functionalization. This includes but it is not limited to scientists, engineers, and researchers at companies, universities and research institutes, with equipment producers, technology providers, and companies applying R2R technologies.


  • fosters exchange of information between the network partners
  • enhances the awareness about technological options
  • promotes interaction and collaboration
  • supports the partners by enhancing the marketing capacity
  • provides an additional channel for spreading information
  • collecting insights into markets, technologies and science
  • identifies white areas on the technological “landscape”
  • supports partners accessing the knowledge about products and technology
  • supports the transfer to the market
  • spreads knowledge about R2R technologies and their advantages ·
  • provides a solid channel of communication with the society and with regulatory authorities.

Workshop “Roll-to-Roll technologies at work – for functionalized surfaces”

Stakeholders in the field of R2R surface functionalization have joint forming R2R-Net connecting companies and institutions. In an effort to increase the awareness about the opportunities provided by the technology and the partners in the R2RNet we plan a workshop to be held online or as a hybrid event at the Coatema GmbH in Dormagen, Germany on

September 7th 2021.


Here you can find an overview on the machines offered by the partners of the net as well as a list of products based on different materials. For development of new products a comprehensive list of pilot lines which are available in the R2R-Net is given, finally services, mainly analytical ones are offered, too.


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technical coordinator  
Prof. Christian Oehr (Fraunhofer IGB)

board members
Filip Legein (Europlasma)

Thomas Kolbusch (Coatema GmbH)
Sebastian Dormann (Fraunhofer IPT)
Dr. Andreas Holländer (Fraunhofer IAP)

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About The R2R NET

by the nature of the subject activities are related to

• scale-up of technologies
• prototype production
• equipment manufacturing
• business development

similar technologies for surface  functionalization of

• polymer films
• membranes
• textiles
• glass
• metals

various fields of application

connect companies and institutions working in the field of R2R surface functionalization

• companies applying R2R technologies

• equipment manufacturers

• technology providers

• research institutes

• universities

support and promote technology
support partners providing their services and expertise

join forces to common challenges (environmental legislation, reduce usage water and energy)

• exchange of information

• promote interaction

• increase awareness about technological options

• support marketing of the partners

• support collaboration

• promote products and technology transfer to the market

• promote joint projects

• join forces towards legislators

scale up from lab to production

• facilities on all levels,
• broad range of technologies

• pilot production with low entrance level

combine technologies

• for the most efficient process
• extend options through the network

learn from other fields

• similar technologies in very different application fields