Large Area Coatings

A World Leader in Materials Technology

New technologies and applications in Large Area Coatings are rapidly changing the world around us. Umicore Thin Film Products plays a leading role in this expanding market and profiles itself as a unique materials supplier in this field.

The integration of electronics and optics finds its use in an increasing number of devices. A wealth of information, available in an electronic form, is made visible on a variety of displays. On the other hand, solar cells convert light to useful electricity. Displays and solar cells are typical examples of layered structures of various electro-optically functional coatings on glass or plastic substrates.

ITO (Indium tin oxide), for example, is used as a transparent conductive oxide. Umicore Thin Film Products provides a diverse portfolio of both sputtering targets and evaporation materials. Even for the most complex applications, such as thin film solar cells, Umicore Thin Film Products can produce the materials for every single layer present, including a complete range of high performance sputtering targets for Si, α-Si, CdTe, CIS, CIGS cells, with target designs fitting any type of metallizer or cathode.

By involving both, universities and industrial partners, Umicore is at the forefront of technological evolution. This opens the opportunity to design materials fully accomplishing today's and tomorrow's industry requirements. A highly trained technical sales force worldwide ensures an easy access to the efficient solutions developed by our engineers and R&D centers.

Umicore's international sales network ensures close cooperation to provide efficient customer specific target qualities and worldwide logistical solutions.

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