Aluminum possesses very high electrical conductivity. Together with molybdenum, it is used for metallization in thin-film transistors for TFT-LCD monitors, television sets and cell phone displays.
With a purity of 5N our aluminum sputtering targets are simply the best. Why is that so important to us? Impurities in sputtering targets impair the conductivity of the material. Particles of chromium, manganese, magnesium, silicon, iron and tin are particularly critical. But there's no cause for alarm: Any residual impurities are minimal. They are present only in concentrations well below the critical threshold values.
Our aluminum-chromium (AlCr) targets and cathodes further enhance the toughness and resistance to oxidation of the nitride coatings of drills, milling machines, indexable cutting inserts and other tools.
The high thermal stability and resistance to oxidation of aluminum-chromium coatings means that higher feed speeds, cutting performance and metal removal rates can be achieved without difficulty. A coating of just one thousandth of a millimetre of our materials reliably protects your tools against wear even at high temperatures and therefore extends their service life. Our materials are applied using the reactive magnetron sputtering process or arc evaporation.
Chromium. Optimum protection for important components.
The hard material coatings chromium (Cr) and chromium nitride (CrN) optimally protect engine components such as piston rings against premature wear and consequently extend the useful life of important engine parts. Chromium is used as a bonding layer for DLC coatings (Diamond Like Carbon), for example on bucket tappets. Furthermore, when used as a decorative coating, our chromium gives watches, electronic goods, operating elements on appliances and a range of other products an attractive sheen. Furthermore, when used as a decorative coating, our chromium gives watches, electronic goods, operating elements on appliances and a range of other products an attractive sheen. Decorative chromium coatings are applied using the magnetron sputtering method. Wear resistant and adhesive layers can also be produced using the arc evaporation method.
Safety, trust and sustainability - these are the values that helped us become what we are today. They testify to our feeling of responsibility towards our customers and the environment and are deeply rooted in our corporate philosophy. For us, one of the preconditions for sustainable economic activity is long-term supply security. We conclude forward-looking framework agreements with our suppliers and control every aspect of production ourselves - from the metal powder through to the finished product. In this way, we can ensure that our products are available when required and delivered in good time to our customers. To ensure that we continue to be a reliable partner in the future, we continuously invest in new technologies.