RUSNANO collaborates with Italian company Galileo Vacuum Systems s.p.a. to produce metallized packaging materials and equipment for handling the metal coating of rolled materials. The project is based on an innovative nanotechnology for selective metallization coating that makes it possible to metallize any flexible surface. With this technology selective metallization (with a pre-set configuration) can be performed with high output and low production costs. Metallization of textile materials and fabrics allows for the improvement of many materials properties. At the same time, it preserves the permeability to air and moisture and tensile strength. The incorporation of a metallic layer reduces the electrical surface resistivity of fabric, giving them antistatic properties. The developed metallization methods also can be used in the production of electrical conductive fabrics and for manufacturing “smart textiles”. Furthermore, metallized packaging (film and paper) allows for the preservation of various types of products for long periods.
Magnetron sputtering technology
The domestic production of metallized textiles, films and paper holds considerable promise. The Russian market for metallized packaging, for example, is only beginning to develop, and approximately 80 percent of metallized films and nearly 100 percent of metallized paper is imported from other countries.
The Visual Science Company has cooperated with the RUSNANO Group since 2008, creating a wide range of high quality graphic information materials. Various infographics have been designed to demonstrate the technologies developed and implemented by RUSNANO project companies. The aim of each project is to demonstrate the principle of technology, nanotechnological components of the project and the advantages of the chosen solution compared with analogues.
The work of Visual Science is carried out in a single sheet or slide format. The modular structure of the infographics makes it possible to use it both as a whole piece or as separate components, which is convenient for preparing website illustrations or project reports or publications. Thus one material helps to solve almost all the issues with illustrating the information about the project.
The target audience for these graphics includes professionals in relevant areas, and a wide range of specialists in different fields without a technical background. Scientific accuracy, combined with the optimum degree of generalization allow for communicating equally effectively with target audiences with different background.
All the graphics have been used by the RUSNANO Group for 5 years or more. As usual, the feature of the Visual Science workflow includes the entire spectrum of tasks ranging from analyzing the scientific literature of the project to the preparation of the final graphics on the company’s side that allows saving valuable time of our customers.
Molecular modelling through computer graphics permits plenty of latitude for exercising artistic talent to inform, explain and instruct. Visual Science shows the way with its high quality, accurate, informative graphics that explain even the most complex processes of life.