THE ROLL-TO-ROLL METHOD

A Popular Method For Volume Fabrication On Flexible Materials; Metal, Paper, Polymers, and Thin Glass

Traditionally nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is derived from a quartz or glass wafer plate-against-plate process technology.

At Stensborg, we have developed our own unique and patented nip moulding process (HoloPrint®), designed for nanoimprinting on transparent as well as opaque materials. This approach works to avoid costly and undesirable web coatings.

The Roll-to-Roll machine typically employing several rollers, has various coating techniques; dip coating, knife-over-edge coating, slot-die coating, direct- and micro-gravure coating, inkjet and spray coating.

A fast and scalable process

Our Roll-to-Roll machines routinely produce nanoimprints at speeds of up to 50 meters per minute. Due to
this scalability, our R2R NIL process is cost-effective. The challenges can be a higher initial setup and
complexities when running multiple processes.

The Advantages Of Stensborg’s Roll-To-Roll NIL

THE BENEFITS BELOW ARE EXCLUSIVE TO OUR ROLL-TO-ROLL NIL OFFERING.

If you are interested in exploring how to implement our bespoke approach to HoloPrint® nanoimprint nip moulding into your production line, contact the Stensborg team.

OUR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS

Roll-to-Roll vs Roll-to-Plate

The Roll-to-Roll process we offer is fast and scalable.

Our Roll-to-Roll machines routinely produce nanoimprints at speeds of up to 50 meters per minute. Due to this scalability, our R2R NIL process is cost-effective. The challenges can be a higher initial setup and complexities when running multiple processes.

The Roll-to-Plate process we offer is better suited for producing non-flexible substrates, e.g. glass and quartz. It is a preferred method for multiprocessing steps that might involve vacuum sputtering or other process requirements that can not be integrated into the R2R setup we provide.

It is also the best method for prototyping optical masters, e.g. the Stensborg Desktop R2P NanoImprinter, as our solution allows the production of smaller quantities, lowering the time consumption while minimising waste.

The Roll-to-Roll process we offer is fast and scalable.

Our Roll-to-Roll machines routinely produce nanoimprints at speeds of up to 50 meters per minute. Due to this scalability, our R2R NIL process is cost-effective. The challenges can be a higher initial setup and complexities when running multiple processes.

The Roll-to-Plate process we offer is better suited for producing non-flexible substrates, e.g. glass and quartz. It is a preferred method for multiprocessing steps that might involve vacuum sputtering or other process requirements that can not be integrated into the R2R setup we provide.

It is also the best method for prototyping optical masters, e.g. the Stensborg Desktop R2P NanoImprinter, as our solution allows the production of smaller quantities, lowering the time consumption while minimising waste.

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