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Aerospace

Unmatched efficiency and support

As a leading innovator in precision coating technology and manufacturing, we understand that lightweight and high-performance attributes are critical for the development of aerospace products. Carestream partnerships deliver significant process development advantages by providing our aerospace partners with project-ready coating and manufacturing facilities in the United States for the development of a wide variety of precision-coated structures for aerospace applications.

Aerospace Markets
Automotive Markets

Automotive

A wide range of automotive market applications

For over 100 years, Carestream has worked in the highly regulated FDA environment to manufacture quality medical imaging films. We capitalize on these same precision coating techniques and high-speed, wide-web assets and technologies to meet the rigorous regulatory requirements of the automotive industry. As a leading innovator in simultaneous, precision multilayer coating technology and manufacturing, we provide our automotive partners with significant process development advantages.

Cast Films and Membranes

Precision Coating Partnerships

Carestream’s precision coating partnerships and prototyping enable cost-effective, large volume casting of polymer membranes and films. We deliver significant process development advantages by providing our partners with project-ready coating and manufacturing facilities in the United States for the development of a wide variety of precision-coated structures. Our coating assets feature the longest precision-controlled ovens in North America (up to 2,000 ft.), backed by stringent clean room, quality inspection and analytical testing practices.

Cast Films and Membranes Markets
Digital Imaging Media Markets

Digital Imaging Media

High-speed roll-to-roll processing

Carestream understands the unique challenges and critical quality parameters required in the digital imaging media market. We provide partners with project-ready coating assets and manufacturing facilities in the United States to develop a wide range of demanding, precision-coated digital imaging structures including inkjet receptive paper and films, specialty graphic media and scratch-resistant hardcoat films for touch screen and graphics applications.

Display

Move your display products from concept to full production

Carestream applies our aqueous and solvent coating proficiency at bench, pilot and production-scale manufacturing to meet the stringent requirements for custom coating optical-grade display films. We actively seek growth partnerships, including joint development, manufacturing partnership or full joint venture, which combine customer product IP and market channels with our high-speed roll-to-roll processing, quality systems and worldwide presence to bring new optical-grade display film products through commercialization.

Display Markets
Electronics Markets

Electronics

Precision coating for a wide variety of electronics applications

Carestream partnerships deliver significant process development advantages for the demanding electronics market. Partners leverage our aqueous and solvent coating proficiency at bench, pilot and production scale for optimal product design, technology integration and manufacturability. Our ability to coat a variety of formulations and judiciously use materials, combined with our project-ready coating and manufacturing facilities, robust quality control system and industry experience, provide partners with the problem-solving expertise required for the precision coating of a wide variety of electronics applications.

Energy Storage

Increase your energy storage success

Whether developing or manufacturing components for batteries, supercapacitors or fuel cells, Carestream can add value to your energy storage systems. We combine our precision coating expertise with analytical lab, small-scale pilot and production coater assets to deliver a variety of process development advantages including reduced up-front capital investment costs and efficient scale-up of energy storage products to commercialization.

Energy Storage Markets
Medical Films Markets

Medical Films

Over 100 years of high-quality medical imaging films

For over 100 years, Carestream has been a leading provider of high-quality medical imaging films. We capitalize on the same technologies, manufacturing equipment and expertise to help our partners produce a wide range of specialty medical films and products. Our precision coating and casting processes utilize advanced methods, backed by 100% automated in-line film quality inspection systems, extensive analytical testing and clean room practices, to meet stringent FDA and ISO standards.

Lighting

Years of experience in manufacturing optical grade films

Today’s OLED and LED lighting applications require high-precision optical properties to meet the demands of the competitive lighting market. Carestream addresses these exacting guidelines by helping partners ensure the utmost in quality for OLED/LED products via the application of our precision coating technology in a clean room environment, backed by years of experience in manufacturing optical grade films.

Lighting Markets
Nanotechnology Markets

Nanotechnology

Next-Generation Nano Products

Carestream engineers and material scientists understand the unique challenges associated with nanotechnology product development based upon our experience with silver nanowires, carbon nanotubes, fumed silica particles, ceramic particles, quantum dots and beyond. As a result, we deliver significant process development advantages to our nanotechnology partners. Our project-ready coating and manufacturing facilities enable the development of a wide variety of precision-coated structures to meet the needs of today’s advanced materials.

Paint Protection Films

High yield and cost advantages for your paint protection products

Carestream partners leverage our precision coating, product development and manufacturing expertise to bring a variety of products to the paint protection market, including permanent and temporary paint protection applications. As a leading innovator in, precision coating technology and manufacturing, we utilize relationships with our substrate and chemical supplier partners to develop high quality paint protection film structures.

Paint Protection Films Markets
Security / Anti-Counterfeit Markets

Security / Anti-Counterfeit

Active holographic and printable color-shifting structures

Industry experts estimate that over $200 billion of counterfeit products are sold annually. Carestream combines our precision coating expertise and manufacturing assets to deliver a variety of process development advantages to the competitive security and anti-counterfeit market.

Smart Windows

Meeting the optical requirements of the smart window market

Our clean room manufacturing practices and air filtration system minimize defects down to the micron level to meet the demanding optical requirements of the smart window market. On-line laser and camera inspection systems help us monitor coating quality and quickly react to waste issues. In addition, Carestream production coaters have dual coating stations that can either coat a second layer on the same side of the film, or apply a different solution on the back of the film. UV curing and lamination are available for applications requiring the application of an adhesive layer to the backside of the film.

Smart Windows Markets
Solar Photovoltaic Markets

Solar Photovoltaic

Improved economics for thick cast coatings at production volumes

Carestream’s liquid atmospheric coating capability enables the development of a wide range of solar photovoltaic backsheets and frontsheets, as well as active layers for novel approaches such as solution deposited CIGS and OPV applications. Leveraging our aqueous and solvent coating proficiency at bench, pilot and production scale, Carestream partnerships deliver significant process development advantages by providing our partners with project-ready coating and manufacturing facilities in the United States for the development of a wide variety of precision-coated structures.