About us

Patented infrared radiation sources from Germany

Infrasolid is a high-tech company based in Dresden, Germany, which develops and manufactures high-performance infrared radiation sources for use in NDIR gas analysis and IR spectroscopy. Typical applications are in the fields of environmental protection, exhaust gas measurement, explosion and fire protection, in building services engineering and medical technology.

Our employees have extensive specialist knowledge and expertise in the field of infrared measurement technology. A relationship based on trust and partnership is important to us with our customers in order to achieve optimum results for both sides. The wide range of possible applications paired with our many years of expertise enables us to tailor our products to the individual needs of our customers. Contact us if you have an open measurement task for which you need an adapted radiation source. Our team is looking forward to supporting you in your future tasks in the field of infrared measurement technology.

Management

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Dipl.-Ing.

Tobias Ott

R&D Manager

Dr.-Ing.

Marco Schossig

Managing Director

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.

Benjamin Buchbach

Managing Director

History

Infrasolid is a spin-off of the Institute for Solid State Electronics of the Excellence University TU Dresden. The tradition goes back to 1971, when Dr. Ludwig Walter was appointed a full professor for Technological Processes of Electronics at the section Electronics Technology and Precision Engineering of the TU Dresden. At that time Prof. Walther started research work on the development of high-resolution infrared detectors which were to be used for optical testing of electronic assemblies. Within a short period of time, this developed into the field of infrared measurement technology, which included the manufacture of infrared sensitive materials, the development of corresponding technological processes and the design and manufacture of infrared detectors, as well as their use for a wide variety of measurement applications. Since then, infrared measurement technology has been an important pillar of research.

With the expansion of the research spectrum, especially in the field of functional optical thin films, a nanotechnology for the production of extremely thin, highly absorbent layers for thermal infrared sensors was developed and patented by Dr. Marco Schossig in 2007-2011. This was the technological basis for the development of highly efficient thermal infrared radiation sources. In the following years, a plant for the large-scale separation of nanostructures was developed. At the same time, the proof of concept was achieved with the development of the first prototype of a novel thermal infrared radiator and a patent was applied for the technology.

With the granting of an EXIST founder scholarship, the infrared radiation sources were further developed and were ready for the market at the end of 2016. Infrasolid GmbH, headquartered in Dresden, was founded in May 2017. The following funding with a technology founder grant from the Sächsische Aufbaubank focused on the development of series maturity and miniaturization of the infrared emitters.

In the year 2016, the infrared radiation sources reached market maturity. In the following year 2017, Infrasolid GmbH, headquartered in Dresden, was founded and is now ready for series production. At the site of the Technologiezentrum Dresden-Süd, Infrasolid has its own modern production facility that meets the industry's highest standards in terms of volume and reproducibility.

The European Union (EU) is supporting the Infrasolid GmbH with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As part of the funding program Market Launch of Innovative Products - Introduction Phase - of the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB), the market launch of an infrared light source in an SMD package is supported. The goal is the production of a pilot series and the preparation as well as execution of the world-wide introduction on the market, by purposeful marketing, advertisement and sales.

The European Union (EU), with funds from the European Social Fund (ESF), and the Free State of Saxony are supporting the Infrasolid GmbH. As part of the InnoExpert funding program of the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB), a senior InnoManager is employed who designs all processes in the company to achieve mass production.