Technology Area Functional Surfaces

If surfaces don’t meet the needs in a certain application your process or product will not perform as expected and may fail.


This technology area focuses on advanced surface analysis and surface modification, and combines expertise of these areas with knowledge of different materials and applications.

We conduct troubleshooting of products and processes as well as surface modification of materials to improve performance of product surfaces or surfaces in a process.

Surfaces have different functions depending on the application, for example:

  • Adhesion
  • Wettability
  • Cleaning
  • Barrier
  • Anti-icing
  • Anti-fouling
  • Anti-microbial
  • Bio-compatible

Advanced surface analytical methods help you understand:

  • Surface related performance of organic and inorganic materials
  • Materials in different shapes such as flat surfaces, powders and fibres

Business opportunities in:

  • Coating adhesion
  • Heat seal
  • Hot melt and gluing
  • Food and pharmaceutical powders
  • Inorganic and organic fibres
SP Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, Box 5607, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden Phone +46 10 516 5000, E-mail