IREIS, a research institute for surface engineering, studies the properties of surfaces, improves them, gives them new functions and develops associated industrial systems.
IREIS relies on skills in the field of thin films and plasma sources. Also, it develops technologies such as PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) and PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition). These technologies make it possible to deposit many materials in thin layers on a wide variety of substrates (metallic, polymers, composites, textiles, etc.). Many sectors are targeted; e.g.: automotive, aeronautics, space.
The properties provided by the coatings are also very diverse and varied; such as reduction of the coefficient of friction, resistance to wear or abrasion, electromagnetic shielding, electrical conduction, corrosion resistance, optical properties, etc.
IREIS also designs and assembles vacuum deposition machines, which are then installed on its various production sites around the world.