The Agfa Specialty Products business group supplies customers in a variety of industrial markets with a broad range of both classic film products and innovative products.
In this context, it builds on Agfa's longstanding expertise in chemical film manufacturing, including the production of polymer substrates and special coatings.
Agfa Specialty Products' activities are covering Classic Films, Functional Foils and Advanced Coatings & Chemicals. In addition, the Agfa-Labs division offers customers services in the field of materials and coating research.
Classic Films comprises Agfa Specialty Products' traditional film-based product portfolio for imaging markets outside the scope of Agfa Graphics and Agfa HealthCare. Some examples are films for the motion picture and aerial photography industry, film for the production of printed circuit boards and microfilm.
Functional Foils groups Agfa Specialty Products' activities as a manufacturer of specialty films for applications in Security, Print and other industries. Examples are PET-film based materials for smartcards, synthetic papers or solar panels.
The activities under Advanced Chemicals & Coatings are based on core competencies in chemical formulations and in film coatings, this encompasses the development of advanced products and materials for promising growth markets, such as conductive polymers, separator membranes or industrial inkjet inks.
All Agfa's Research & Development activities related to materials have been centralized in the Agfa Materials Technology Center. Based on its core competencies and well-defined technology platforms the center will support innovation and research for all Agfa's business groups. Via the Agfa-Labs division, the center's know-how and research infrastructure are also made available to third parties.