VITO has completed a major technology transfer to its spin-off APEMCO (Atmospheric Plasma Equipment Manufacturing Company).

​APEMCO was established by Claude Becker, a French researcher and entrepreneur, with support from three Flemish Business Angels. Regis Heyberger is responsible for the day-to-day management.  Together, they are responsible for the industrial implementation of the VITO technology and related services.

In collaboration with VITO’s long-standing partner AFS/Softal, APEMCO will build and support machinery to make the technology ready for true industrial implementation.

Atmospheric plasma technology is used to apply functional coatings in a durable way. Numerous applications have already been identified in the plastics and textiles industries, ranging from water and dirt-repelling surfaces to improved adhesion of virtually incompatible materials.