Step into a new level in coating and surface development: Topography combined with Optical Tensiometer



Step into a new level in coating and surface development: Topography combined with Optical Tensiometer

10th June 2014. CSIC. Instituto Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, romm 317




Many surface modification and coating technologies that are used for optimizing wetting and adhesion properties influence both surface chemistry and roughness.

Understanding the mechanisms that impact wetting by separating these two factors can be a useful tool in product development processes and in quality control.

Roughness correction on contact angles also enables the calculation of fundamental surface free energy on rough surfaces.

The 3D topography module can be used for studying micro scale roughness, which is relevant in many applications and processes.

The Work Shop will give also the opportunity to exchange experiences and present applications of tensiometry over a broad range of research topics.




09,30 Registration

09,45 Welcome and introduction

Paloma González. Lasing

10,00 "Influence of surface roughness on wetting and adhesion. New tool for coating and surface development and quality control"

Chris Harling. Biolin Scientific

11,00 Coffee Break

11,30 "Structured and functional polymer surfaces: information from contact angle measurements"

Dr. Juan Rodríguez. CSIC Insto. Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros

11,45 "Superhydrophobic self-cleaning biomimetic surfaces"

Dra. Isabel Rodríguez IMDEA Nanociencia

12,00 "Molecular interactions and morphological distribution in films of amphiphilic polymeric systems. Contact angle measurements approach"

Dra. Blanca Vázquez. CSIC Insto. Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros

12,15 "Superhydrophobicity, transparency and robustness: a winning combination"

Dra. Nuria García. CSIC Insto. Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros

12,30 Demonstration of the 3D topography module. Hands-on session

Chris Harling. Biolin Scientific

13,15 Open Discussion and Conclusions

Chris Harling. Biolin Scientific

13,30 Lunch break

15,00 Samples test.


How to register (free of cost)

Please send an email with your full data to: o You will receive an email verifying your registration.

If you are interested on test your own sample, please let us know in advance.

This Work Shop is free of cost. Coffee is included. Lunch is at your expense. Places are limited and will be assigned on a first come first service basis.



Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros. CSIC. Room: 317

C/ Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid, España.


Metro- Línea 6, República Argentina. Nuevos Ministerios (líneas 6, 8 y 10). Autobús- Líneas 7, 16, 19, 51 y Circular (C1 y C2).

Tren de cercanías- Líneas C5, C6, C7, C8, C9 y C10, Estación de Nuevos Ministerios



Martes, Junio 10, 2014 - 09:30
Paloma González
Room 317