Bundled know-how
to the advantage of our customers.

Technical innovation is teamwork. The more complex a task, the more varied the related know-how that must flow into the solution of a problem. Niebling Formtechnologie has therefore worked closely with renowned partners from the printing, material and colour technology sectors for a number of years.

Together with these partners we are able to time and again to define new ways for processing and decorating plastics. Our customers also profit directly from this bundled known-how, e.g. through the joint development of bespoke solutions for your requirements.

Technology Partners – material (A-Z)

Covestro is a leader in high-quality, made-to-order polycarbonate films (Makrofol®) and blends (Bayfol®), which are well suited for the high pressure forming process, as well as thermoplastic polyurethane films (Dureflex® & Platilon®) and also specialty elastomer films. With more than three decades of film experience in the development and production of films Covestro contribute to solving your product and processing challenges. www.covestro.com

Isosport is the longtime world market leader in the production of high performance films for ski and snowboard surfaces. These films keep proving themselves on the market and are considered state-of-the-art in ski construction technology. We have now further developed our films for the utilization in FIM components and have expanded our product portfolio for these applications. www.isosport.com

Mac Dermid Autotype is a global industrial manufacturer of high quality precision coated films and blended liquids for use in the printing, automotive and electronics industries. Over 140 years of research and innovation our product range includes; overlay films for Membrane Touch Switches, stencil products, cleaning chemicals for screen printing, Film Insert Moulding (FIM) and graphic display films. FIM films XtraForm™ und AutoForm™ are used for the high pressure forming process in the automotive industry worldwide. www.macdermidautotype.com

Sabic Specialty Film & Sheet business offers high quality, engineered thermoplastic sheet and film products across a wide variety of industries. Their LEXAN™ Polycarbonate film and sheet portfolio is backed by advanced technical support and application development services around the world to meet our customers’ global specification needs with local supply. www.sabic.com

Senco (Europe) GmbH is a company within the Klepsch Group. The company manufactures and markets high-value co-extruded plastic films under the trade name of senotop® for thermoforming applications within the automobile industry. Senco (Europe) GmbH follows the vision of replacing costly painting processes. Over the years, a broad product range of senotop® films has developed from this vision. www.senco-europe.net

Technology Partners – colors (A-Z)

Marabu is a leading global manufacturer of screen, digital, and pad printing inks. Marabu has been setting milestones with plenty of industry-first solutions for both industrial applications and graphic design since 1859. Amingst others UltraMold UVPC, Mara® Mold MPC und Mara® Cure HY lacquers are used for forming parts worldwide. www.marabu.de

Pröll KG  As a research oriented developer of high quality ink systems Proell group has been producing high quality inks and functional lacquers for innovative industrial applications – as well as for graphic printing – for over 70 years. Amongst others Norilux®, NoriCure® und NORIPHAN® lacquers are used for forming parts worldwide. www.proell.de

Technology Partners – Application (A-Z)

KURZ is a worldwide leader in hot stamping and coating technology and develops and manufactures decorative and functional coatings that are applied to carrier foils and employed for a wide variety of products. KURZ provides complete solutions that include project consultancy plus machine and die technology. www.kurz.de

Project partners – development (A-Z)

3D-MEOD The name of the project 3D-MEOD stands for 3D-Molded Electro Optical Device. Aim is to investigate new materials and innovative processes for their ductile and malleable electronic, optical and sensory functions on inexpensive films, as well as their integration into three-dimensional injection molded parts. www.3d-meod.at

plastic electronic is a highly specialized technology company which develops and produces customized touch control consoles based on its special plastic film technology. Touchskin user interfaces are touch-sensitive surfaces with integrated lighting. Design driven smart surfaces can now be applied seamlessly to automotive interiors, to household appliances and to all kinds of electronic devices. www.plastic-electronic.com

Smart Plastics Upper Austria is a continuously growing plattform for cooperation at the interface of mechatronics, plastics and design. Its members combine their technologies and core competences. The network provides reliable supply chains of technology within design, prototyping and product development. www.smart-plastics.com

The TERASEL (thermo-plastically deformable circuits for embedded randomly shaped electronics) project envisions a world where non-intrusive electronics are integrated everywhere. To achieve this twenty-first century dream using reliable and economical techniques, the TERASEL consortium targets to exploit today’s technology in new and exciting ways. Free-form 2.5D and full 3D electronics are highly desirable for various reasons. www.terasel.eu