Optitune and Franke Home Solutions are starting a strategic collaboration for the development and use of OPTITUNE nanocoatings on FRANKE and FABER innovative designs in various product categories. Collaboration brings clear benefits to consumers by increased product durability, sustainability and long-lasting beauty. First consumer products are planned to be launched in 2022.
“FRANKE, with their long-standing reputation in high quality innovative solutions for home environment, is an ideal partner for Optitune to explore together current and future consumer demands and fulfil them with our new technological solutions,” says Jody Paulus, CEO at Optitune Oy.
“Optitune has developed a range of siloxane-based coating products which are designed to improve performance of metal surfaces. The extremely robust coatings render surfaces easy-to-clean and highly durable. Optitune’s coatings portfolio covers applications ranging from electronic displays and touch panels to home appliances and kitchen accessories.”
Collaborating with Franke means bringing clear benefits to their end users in terms of:
- resistance against abrasion
- chemical and temperature stability
- ensuring long-lasting beauty by making surfaces easier to clean and reducing the amount of water or detergents needed for cleaning.
Optitune Oy has developed ultra-thin nano-coatings for metal, glass and plastic surfaces based on its proprietary polysiloxane technology. Optitune´s nanocoatings remain invisible to the naked eye, while providing best-in-class performance. The introduction of improved surface solutions in applications such as consumer electronics, home appliances, kitchen sinks and kitchen accessories can significantly increase the life cycle of these products and provide end user with clear values: durability, sustainability, and long-lasting visual beauty.
Optitune chemists and engineers are a determined team, intent on pushing the boundaries of possibility in terms of light transmission, surface management, and durability. Optitune’s patent-protected product portfolio includes flexible plastic hard coats, metal and glass coatings, light management, and optoelectronics materials. The nano-engineered optical coatings are developed and produced at Optitune’s facility in Oulu, Finland. Optitune’s sales team is located in Asia and Europe. For further information please visit: www.optitune.com
About Franke Home Solutions
Franke Home Solutions is a division of the Franke Group and the world’s leading provider of intelligent systems and solutions for the private kitchen. The division is active worldwide and employs around 5,000 people in almost 40 countries, generating sales of over CHF 1 billion. The product range covers all areas in the kitchen – from food preparation and cooking to disposal, cleaning and air treatment. The complete solutions of Franke Home Solutions offer the consumer an unlimited kitchen and cooking experience – simple, hygienic and environmentally friendly.
Find out more at www.franke.com