The Fraunhofer IST, one of the leading German research establishments in the sector of surface technology, is your competent contact in all questions for thin film technology. The Fraunhofer IST as an industry-oriented R&D service centre bundles competences in the range of production, appliance and characterization of coating. Above 80 co-workers, engineers as well as consulting engineers work on distributing new or improved functions for surfaces of different basic materials. Thus market-driven products ought to be created and quickly realized in the industrial practice.