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switching contact Your completed switching contact prototype in just 4 weeks.
04/08/2015, The process of transforming a design into a prototype conforming to the drawing is crucial, especially when launching new developments onto the market. Now, we are able to manufacture your switching contact prototypes even faster, no matter whether it is made from tungsten-copper, copper-chromium or tungstencarbide-silver.
New research findings: Enhanced efficiency of CIGS cells with MoNa sputtering targets.
09/07/2015, Small quantities of sodium in the CIGS absorber improve the efficiency of a CIGS cell. Research findings from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) confirm that MoNa sputtering targets are particularly suitable as a sodium source for thin-film solar cells.
Plansee Group increased sales again. Plansee Group increased sales again.
02/07/2015, Plansee Group increased consolidated sales in the fiscal year 2014/15, which ended on 28 February 2015, to 1,26 billion euros.
Cold rolling mill Plansee invests in a new cold rolling mill: Thin and medium-thickness sheets are now even cheaper.
01/07/2015, Plansee uses modern rolling mills to produce the world's largest molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum and niobium sheets. New investments mean that customers will immediately benefit from cost savings, which Plansee will also be passing on in its webshop Plansee Express.
Teaser Gifa Plansee at the international foundry trade fair GIFA.
30/06/2015, Plansee presents its tungsten alloys D2M, TZM and D185 which have proven for the use in the foundry industry at the GIFA in Düsseldorf.
Szilard Kolozsvari ICMCTF: Szilard Kolozsvari presents new research results on AlCr coatings.
15/04/2015, With the paper presentation “Influence of alloying and Al/Cr ratio changes in AlCr powder metallurgical targets on coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering" and its own booth Plansee will be present at the ICMCTF conference in San Diego.
Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee at Hannover Fair. Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee present their SOFC innovations at Hannover Fair.
08/04/2015, Convion LTD, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee SE have one common goal: to contribute to the breakthrough of SOFC technology as a future form of affordable, reliable, and clean energy. From interconnects, through ready-to-install stacks up to SOFC systems they present their products and services at this year’s Hannover Fair, April 13-17, 2015
Meet our materials experts at PCIM Europe in Nuremberg. Meet our materials experts at PCIM Europe.
07/04/2015, Between the 19th and 21st of May, 2015 everything revolves around power electronics at the PCIM. Our molybdenum, tungsten, molybdenum copper and tungsten-copper (WCu). components for reliable heat dissipation in semiconductors will be there too.
Kevin Chivatakarn with the new source for Axcelis GSD New GSD Source from Plansee: All-Around Redesign with Benefits All-Around
02/02/2015, The GSD is a popular implanter system from Axcelis. Plansee stocks the appropriate implanter sources for all generations of GSD systems. Feedback from many users over the past years has shown that the standard source has plenty of room for improvement. Thus, Plansee has improved the source by increasing both its lifetime and efficiency. This redesign allows it to be used in any existing systems without any complications.
OTTI Vacuum and thin-film technologies for engineers.
28/01/2015, At the beginning of February, the Eastern Bavarian Technology Transfer Institute (OTTI) will once again be inviting participants to come to Regensburg for a two-day user forum on vacuum and thin-film technology. And, once again, Plansee will be there.
Plansee supports the foundation of a laboratory for the improvement of solid oxid fuel cells. Strong partner: Plansee supports the technical improvement of the solid oxid fuel cell.
26/01/2015, Recently the Christian Doppler laboratory for the improvement of solid oxid fuel cells opened up at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. In trucks solid oxid fuel cells convert diesel into electrical current.
Celebrating 25 years of production in Japan. Celebrating 25 years of production in Japan.
05/12/2014, Our colleagues at the Esashi plant in Japan recently had cause to celebrate. It was 25 years ago that production of molybdenum and tungsten products started there under the leadership of Noriaki Nakayama and Masashi Tsuchiya
Glass melting electrode with new cooling system. Glass melting electrode with new cooling system.
24/11/2014, Plansee presented a new cooling system for molybdenum electrodes at the Glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf. It is intended to protect against premature boiling water corrosion.
Heater 260 tonnes of carbon dioxide already saved with new heat pump.
30/10/2014, Molybdenum and tungsten have an extremely high melting point. The very thing that makes our metals so outstanding in use also means that the manufacturing process demands considerable amounts of energy. And yet, in many companies, excess heat is simply wasted. But not at Plansee. For many years now, heat recovery technology has been assessed and used in the plants.
David Lang David Lang wins EPMA Thesis Competition.
25/11/2014, The thesis focused on Plansee's material MHC.
Plansee expands production in Korea. Plansee expands production in Korea.
14/10/2014, The Plansee Group is building a new plant in South Korea. Today, Plansee and the political representative of Gyeonggi-do province signed a corresponding memorandum of understanding in Reutte.
Inserts for aluminum casting: Tungsten vs. steel Presentation at the NADCA Die Casting Congress.
08/10/2014, The foundry industry generally uses steel molds for casting aluminum parts. Manufacturers have to work on reduced cycle times to stay competitive. This is where the properties of steel reach their limit and tungsten comes in.
ore Plansee supports the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council.
29/09/2014, Plansee has been a supporter member of the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC) since September. The working group is an initiative of the tungsten industry dedicated to promoting greater transparency in the realm of tungsten procurement. Tungsten from TI-CMC-compliant companies is only procured from responsible, conflict-free sources.
Andreas Feichtinger Andreas Feichtinger in an interview with Stuart Milne.
29/09/2014, Andreas Feichtinger talks about conflict minerals and the importance of having a sustainable supply chain.
Heri Sontgerath Plansee presents tungsten electrodes at Fabtech.
24/09/2014, The Fabtech in Atlanta is the largest exhibition on the latest technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. This year Plansee will be exhibiting and presenting its TIG and resistance welding electrodes made of tungsten.
EU PVSEC EU PVSEC: Plansee presents new research on the doping of CIGS layers.
18/09/2014, Molybdenum-potassium (MoK) sputtering targets or sodium-doped CuGa targets: Our materials experts are constantly involved in basic research into the manufacture of thin films. You can find out about our latest research findings at a poster presentation at the 2014 EU PVSEC Conference in Amsterdam.
Schneider Electric Quality Award Plansee receives the 2014 Schneider Quality Award.
15/09/2014, Product quality: 100%, delivery reliability: 100%. These were compelling statistics for our customer Schneider Electric.
back-cast electrodes Back-cast TZM electrodes from Plansee last ten times longer.
27/08/2014, A manufacturer of switchgears tested our back cast electrodes for resistance welding. The result: Due to the seamless joint with the electrode holder, back cast electrodes have a substantially longer service life than their soldered alternative.
Plansee at the Touch Taiwan 2014 Plansee presents thin-film materials at the Touch Taiwan.
21/08/2014, From all over the world, experts for displays come together at the Touch Panel and Optical Film Exhibition in Taiwan at the end of August. Plansee presents sputtering targets for UHD displays and touch screens.
Electrochromic glass: Turning tungsten into blinds. Electrochromic glass: Turning tungsten into blinds.
25/07/2014, Tomorrow's energy-efficient window goes under the name "smart window". Made from electrochromic glass, the window darkens at the touch of a button or fully automatically to prevent buildings from becoming too hot.
Continued growth for the Plansee Group. Continued growth for the Plansee Group.
03/07/2014, In the 2013/14 fiscal year (ending February 28, 2014), the Plansee Group increased its sales volume by 17 percent and realized sales of 1.2 billion euros. The Group made investments of 280 million euros.
Spritsparen Saving fuel with coatings.
16/06/2014, Intelligently coating moving components reduces friction in vehicles and paves the way for additional efficiency measures.
Selctive laser melting „All geometries are possible“: Plansee develops selective laser melting process for refractory metals.
03/06/2014, Simply “print” complex shaped components? Following the model of the 3D-printing process of plastics, Plansee has now developed a selective laser melting process for refractory metals. The first components have already been delivered to customers.
Results of our customer survey 2013/14. Results of our customer survey 2013/14.
15/05/2014, We are continually interested in what our customers think of our products and services. We can now announce the findings of our online customer survey for the business year 2013/14:
Strong tungsten alloy for the foundry industry. Strong tungsten alloy for the foundry industry.
15/05/2014, The Aalen Foundry Colloquium, hosted by Aalen University in Germany on the 7th and 8th of May, was all about innovations in die casting.
5S award Well done! Plansee Electro-Graph receives 5S award.
05/05/2014, Well-organized workflows in production and administration provide an ideal environment for doing a job well. Our Plansee Electro-Graph plant recently received recognition for its lean processes.
Russian flag Здравствуйте! now speaks Russian.
24/03/2014, Things are easier in our mother tongue. That is why we make sure that our customers in Russia get to know everything about our strong metals also in Russian.
Isao Nishida Plansee opens new representative office in Singapore.
19/03/2014, With more than 600 million inhabitants and constantly high growth rates, Southeast Asia has become an interesting location for international business. And now, the materials specialist Plansee has opened its own office in the heart of Singapore.
hot runner nozzle No wear in the nozzle: TZM for plastic injection molding.
11/03/2014, Small quantities of titanium and zirconium improve the dimensional stability of molybdenum at high temperatures. But it is not only at temperatures above 1000 °C that the properties of the TZM alloy prove their worth. One important application is plastic injection molding.
Boosting the efficiency of CIGS by optimal use of MoNa sputtering targets. Boosting the efficiency of CIGS by optimal use of MoNa sputtering targets.
10/03/2014, Together with Plansee, the Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) investigated the ideal sputtering parameters for achieving high efficiency of CIGS cells.
Tools to form and machine our refractory metals Mastery over our metals: Tools made by Plansee.
14/02/2014, Our tools do not have it easy: After all, it is their unenviable task to machine molybdenum, tungsten and tantalum. And these belong to a group of materials known as refractory metals, a thoroughly apt name, as they are extremely difficult to machine.
Product manager with Plansee Ideal Extraction Ion implantation: Ideal extraction assembly for VIISta HCP, HCS, Trident, and NexGen.
12/02/2014, Plansee develops improved replacement parts from refractory metals, graphite, and ceramic for ion implanters from all major manufacturers. The latest development: an assembly for VIISta HCP, HCS, Trident, and NexGen configured systems.
raw material Conflict-free tungsten procurement confirmed by EICC/GeSI.
04/02/2014, Following an audit conducted in December 2013, the audit committee of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has confirmed that Global Tungsten & Powders (GTP) – a division of the Plansee Group - does not process any tungsten sourced from conflict region. GTP is the world's first tungsten producer to receive this certificate.
FC Expo Visit us at the FC-Expo in Japan
03/02/2014, The International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo in Japan is Asia's premier forum for sharing information in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Once again, Plansee will be there to present its SOFC interconnects.
medical technology image picture RSNA: New trends in x-ray imaging.
20/01/2014, Thousands of registered visitors attended the 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting held by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2013 in Chicago. This congress is seen as a barometer for trends in imaging technology in medical science. Our "trend scouts" Dr. Wolfgang Glatz, Thomas Müller and Rick Dahlquist were there.
Where is my order Where is my order?
20/12/2013, You can now track your order at every step. That's how it works:
Heike Larcher Heike Larcher about refractory metals in LED production.
18/12/2013, Their high temperature stability, a perfect coefficient of expansion, an incomparable purity. Heike Larcher knows that the special characteristics of our metals make them indispensable for the production of LEDs.
Copper-Gallium New insights into the oxygen content of copper-gallium thin films.
06/12/2013, The residual gases in the vacuum equipment during the sputtering process determines the oxygen content of copper-gallium precursor layers much more than the target material itself. Read more about this result from one of our research projects.
Thomas Granzer Allrounders in the world of materials: Thomas Granzer on refractory metal composites.
29/11/2013, In the search for the Holy Grail of the material that is fit for all purposes, it is the composite materials that come closest to the ideal. Thomas Granzer reflected on refractory metal composites and their benefits at the Dresden Materials Symposium.
China Plansee opens production site in China.
18/11/2013, Plansee has had its own sales organization in China for more than 20 years. As the importance of this market has grown, the next logical step was to set up their own production location, which has just opened near Shanghai.
Apprentice at Plansee Group Open house of the Plansee Group's apprenticeship.
14/11/2013, Leaving school soon? Learn about the start for professional technical trainings in September 2014.
tungsten Focusing on special metals.
25/10/2013, On October 23 and 24 we have been hosting the annual meeting of the specialist committee of special metals of the Society of Metallurgists and Miners (GDMB).
Jörg Winkler Practical guide to vacuum and thin-film technology.
16/10/2013, In November, the East Bavarian Institute for Technology Transfer will be conducting the user forum "Vacuum and Thin-film Technology". Dr. Jörg Winkler from Plansee will address the question of sputtering targets for thin-film technology.
Plansee Japan Tokyo moves Our Tokyo office moves.
23/09/2013, As of October 15, 2013 you will find our Tokyo sales office in the Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower.
Harald Selb Harald Selb in the interview with Gary Thomas.
18/09/2013, Find out what Harald says about the role of material purity in the production of touch panels.
Our thin-film experts at the EU-PVSEC in Paris. Our thin-film experts at the EU-PVSEC in Paris.
18/09/2013, From the 1st to the 3rd of October everything revolves around the photovoltaic industry at the EU-PVSEC in Paris. Our sputtering targets for the production of thin-film solar cells will be there too:
Molybdenum layer How the thickness of molybdenum films influences their properties.
13/09/2013, What influence does the thickness of molybdenum films have on their properties? The Chair of Functional Materials at the Montanuniversität in Leoben teamed up with PLANSEE to investigate this question in detail.
Coating laboratory Research project for coating materials
09/09/2013, The Austrian Research Promotion Agency is providing support for a three-year development project conducted by Plansee.
ion implantation New Ion Source for Exceed IHC 9600 offers 30% Longer Lifetime.
02/09/2013, PLANSEE designs are made from high-performance metals, graphite, and ceramics and are available for most commercial ion implantation tools. Our most recent development is an extended life ion source for the Exceed IHC 9600 implantation system from Nissin.
Bye, bye cavities Seamlessly joined? Comparing cast and soldered electrodes for spot welding.
27/08/2013, Electrodes made from tungsten-lanthanum or TZM with a copper shaft are suitable for the high stresses involved in resistance spot welding. But cavities in the solder between the electrode and the shaft have a negative impact on the quality of the weld.
High purity materials for UHD displays Ultra-pure sputtering targets for UHD screens.
29/07/2013, Transistors in ultra-high definition displays (4K2K) possess particularly fine structures. Only extremely pure sputtering targets can be used as input materials for the fine conductor paths. Check out our ultra-pure coating materials at the Touch Taiwan!
Thomas Werninghaus, PLANSEE Material tuning for ion implantation.
22/07/2013, How the properties of graphite and refractory metals improve system reliability and the lifetime of ion source and beamline replacement components.
DENSIMET® Wolfram-Schwermetalllegierungen im Onlineshop. Plansee Express: DENSIMET® tungsten heavy metal alloys now available online
11/07/2013, As of today, Plansee Express will provide even more density with the addition of: DENSIMET® D176, D185ND and D2M. In the leading online shop for semi-finished high-melting metals, tungsten heavy alloys are now also available.
metal ore Information on our tungsten supply chain.
05/07/2013, In light of recent reports suggesting that the integrity of our tungsten supply chain may have been compromised, we would like to share with you proactively our initial thoughts and findings.
Press conference 2013 Second most successful year ever. The Plansee Group continues to expand.
04/07/2013, In spite of the flagging economy, the Plansee Group plans to continue expanding. At the same time, the company intends to become more productive and innovative.
Export award Expat Award for Peter Aldrian. Our congratulations!
28/06/2013, The "Expat Award" is presented by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce to recognize the achievements of successful Austrians abroad. In 2013, the award went to Peter Aldrian – our Managing Director in Japan.
From June 24th to the 27th in Chicago, everything revolves around powder metallurgy. From June 24th to the 27th in Chicago, everything revolves around powder metallurgy.
21/06/2013, PowderMet is the largest American Conference on powder metallurgy.
PLANSEE at the LED Lighting show Lower LED manufacturing costs
17/06/2013, Manufacturers and suppliers of LEDs will be meeting at LED Lighting in Taipei from 18th to 20th June. Visitors are excited at the prospect of developments that will help reduce manufacturing costs.
WVM rod heater Doped tungsten doubles the lifetime.
10/06/2013, We use creep-resistant WVM to manufacture heaters for sapphire growth. These have more than twice the service life of conventional tungsten heaters.
Your satisfaction – in black and white. Your satisfaction – in black and white.
05/06/2013, Many of our customers have appreciated our products and services for years. But, for us, that is not enough: now we have your opinion – in black and white.
PLANSEE at the heart of things with molybdenum and MoCu. Research project on 300 mm thin wafer production: PLANSEE is with molybdenum and MoCu at the heart.
04/06/2013, The "Enhanced Power Pilot Line" (EPPL) is one of the largest research undertakings being conducted in Europe. 32 enterprises and scientific institutes are involved – including PLANSEE.
Opening of the world’s largest conference on powder metallurgically produced materials. Opening of the world’s largest conference on powder metallurgically produced materials.
03/06/2013, The 18th Plansee Seminar has opened today. Over 500 researchers and users from more than 30 countries will share insights into the future of manufacturing and unpublished research results.
make your choice Plansee Seminar: Make your choice.
29/05/2013, The 18th Plansee Seminar takes places from 3-7 June in Reutte. Will you be there? You can now create your own programme online.
targets for hard coatings ICMCTF: new technologies for the production of targets draw interest.
23/05/2013, It was a pleasure introducing our powder-metallurgical sputtering targets and cathodes at the ICMCTF show in San Diego. We hope our team and their presentations were able to convince you of our strong metal and metal composites.
PLANSEE at the Semicon West 2013 Longer life in the ion implanter: PLANSEE Advanced Standard spare parts at the Semicon West.
22/05/2013, Anyone can produce exact copies, but our spare parts for ion implanters are more than just that. We will be presenting many of our cost-saving "PLANSEE Advanced Standard" graphite, refractory metal and ceramic products at Semicon West.
Ready for the Plansee Seminar Are you ready?
14/05/2013, Our metals and our team are all set to go for the 18th Plansee Seminar scheduled for the 3rd - 7th of June. And you?
PLANSEE ends its production of thoriated (WT20) plasma spray electrodes We end our production of thoriated (WT20) plasma spray electrodes.
02/05/2013, As of June 2014, PLANSEE will produce only environmentally friendly plasma spray electrodes made of tungsten-lanthanum (WL10). A scientific study has confirmed the excellent performance of these electrodes.
PLANSEE at the SNEC PV Power Expo 2013 On the spot: PLANSEE at the SNEC PV Power Expo
02/05/2013, Come and meet our thin-film photovoltaics specialists from 14th to 16th May in Shanghai. Our monolithic rotary targets with a new inner-diameter coating will be there too.
PLANSEE at ICMCTF Coating materials for the toughest tasks: PLANSEE at the ICMCTF in San Diego
23/04/2013, PLANSEE will present its impressive developments in the field of ceramic target materials at the ICMCTF (International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films), which will be held from 29.4. to 3.5.
PLANSEE at the power electronics industry hot spot PLANSEE at the power electronics industry hot spot
12/04/2013, The leading actors in the power electronics industry will be gathering at the PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) between 14th and 16th May 2013. now also in Japanese ようこそ! Now we can also welcome you in Japanese.
10/04/2013, Our team from PLANSEE Japan is making sure that now speaks even more languages.
Plansee at the SVC TechCon 2013 Meet us at the SVC TechCon in Rhode Island.
08/04/2013, Our coating experts will be ready for your visit at the SVC Technical Conference between 23th and 24th April. Learn more about monotlic rotary targets and CuGa sputtering targets for CIGS.
Improved MIM hot zone door operation Open sesame. MIM hot zone door operation - simplified.
02/04/2013, The hot zone's performance is just part of the story. Ease of installation and ease of use are also desired criteria for furnace operators. PLANSEE provides both.
All information about molybdenum, tungsten and Co. now available in Spanish language ¡Bienvenidos!
26/03/2013, speaks Spanish.
Plansee Seminar: The program. Plansee Seminar: The program.
25/03/2013, Academically examined and practically tested: Scientists and operators present new findings on Refractory Metals and Hard Materials at the 18th Plansee Seminar.
All India Star Performer We did it again: PLANSEE India receives the All India Star Performer award.
25/03/2013, For the fourth time already, PLANSEE India received the All India Star Performer Award from the Engineering Export Promotion Council of the Indian Ministry of Commerce.
Niobium coin Our niobium at its most dazzling
14/03/2013, Every year, the Austrian Mint or "Münze Österreich" brings out a silver-niobium 25 euro coin. The niobium core of this collector's piece is produced by PLANSEE and is always presented with a different design and in a new color.
metal supported cells on tour Our MSC cells on tour.
11/03/2013, In the future, our Metal Supported Cells (MSC) are to be used to transform energy in mobile applications such as in trucks. From April 8 to 12, they will be on tour with our experts at the Hanover trade fair.
Molybdenum, Tungsten & Co in chinese 你们好! Now we can also welcome you in Chinese.
14/02/2013, Our employee Phoebe Qian and her team are making sure that now speaks even more languages.
PLANSEE relies on thorium-free electrodes The future is golden: PLANSEE ceases production of WT20 welding electrodes.
14/02/2013, The independent German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) has compared the thorium-free WL15 welding electrode with the earlier WT20 standard and has confirmed: WL15 is the high-performance, environmentally-friendly alternative.
MIM Conference in Orlando Meet us at the leading international MIM event!
11/02/2013, We will present our latest developments for metallic hot zones for the MIM industry.
We are nominated for the Austrian State Prize for Innovation PLANSEE nominated for Austrian State Prize for Innovation.
21/01/2013, Companies throughout Austria have submitted more than 592 projects in their attempt to win the country's State Prize for Innovation. With our contribution to fuel cell technology, we made it through to the last six canditades. Cross your fingers for us!
Plansee Seminar: Enroll now. Plansee Seminar: Enroll now!
14/01/2013, The representatives of the powder metallurgy world are meeting again. At our headquarters in Reutte. Enroll for the 18th Plansee Seminar until 5th April and save 15% on the registration fee.
Article on MoNa sputtering targets Article on MoNa sputtering targets published in "Thin Solid Films".
10/01/2013, The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have worked together with PLANSEE and prepared a scientific article on molybdenum-sodium targets. The text has been published in the journal "Thin Solid Films".
Molybdenum and tungsten wish you happy holidays Joyful holidays!
21/12/2012, Our metals are used to high temperatures. But once a year their hearts warm.
Paul Rudnik about ceramic arcing cathodes Paul Rudnik on stage.
19/12/2012, Today’s headliners: Our coating expert Paul Rudnik and the ceramic arcing cathodes.
Skaupy prize for Dr. Lorenz Sigl_PLANSEE SE Skaupy prize for Dr. Lorenz Sigl
13/12/2012, Dr. Lorenz Sigl has been awarded the Skaupy prize 2012 at the Hagen symposium in Germany in the end of November. With this award a committee of diverse powder metallurgy organizations honors the outstanding activities of Dr. Sigl in R&D and industry.
apprentices at Plansee Needed: Metalworking technicians for a cutting edge assignment.
07/12/2012, Hi, girls and boys. Apply for one of our 32 apprenticeship places until February 28!
New production hall: More space for PLANSEE Composite Materials. New production hall: More space for PLANSEE Composite Materials.
06/12/2012, December 6 saw the opening of a new production hall at our Lechbruck (Germany) production site. This will allow us to meet the high demand for high-precision components for medical technology.
tungsten alloy for efficient radiation protection DENSIMET® tungsten alloy for efficient radiation protection.
30/11/2012, The tungsten alloy DENSIMET® reliably shields against X-rays and gamma radiation. With its new production process and great expertise in the materials field, PLANSEE has made the manufacture of DENSIMET® shielding components particularly cost-effective.
Download our periodic table of elements Do you know the electron configuration of molybdenum?
22/11/2012, Just look it up – simple and fast in our periodic table of elements.
Scientific article on sputtering targets for CIGS. Scientific article on sputtering targets for CIGS.
13/11/2012, Our expertise in the field of coating materials for thin-film solar cells is once again set out in black and white and can be read in the latest edition of "Vakuum in Forschung und Praxis".
Now Purchase Furnace Parts Online PLANSEE Express: Now purchase furnace parts online.
29/10/2012, It’s getting hot at PLANSEE Express! The leading online shop for refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten is now also offering finished parts for high-temperature furnaces.
Molybdenum crucibles: Reacting quickly to dynamic markets. Molybdenum crucibles: Reacting quickly to dynamic markets.
29/10/2012, Our employees submit their most exciting projects for the PLANSEE Innovation Award. But at the end of each year, there can only be one winning team:
PVD Beschichtung Three days for thin films.
19/10/2012, Whether for flat screens, tools or solar cells: We have the right thin film material for every type of application. Our experts from around the world meet once every year to discuss their ideas and experiences.
35 secondary school students are taking their lessons in our training workshop. 35 secondary school students are taking their lessons in our training workshop.
16/10/2012, Learning in an industrial company rather than in the classroom. For another 16 fifth-year students at the Bundesrealgymnasium Reutte, Elementary Metalworking lessons are held in the Plansee training workshop.
15/10/2012, Sourcing, processing and recycling of tungsten: These were the subjects covered by Managing Director of PLANSEE, Dr. Wolfgang Köck, in his presentation at the EUMICON raw materials conference in Leoben, Austria.
Ionimplantation Fast ions and hot processes: experts from the semicon industry meet at PLANSEE.
05/10/2012, The opportunity for users to report on their experiences provides an impetus for fresh ideas in the semiconductor industry. In September, practitioners, researchers, system manufacturers and suppliers met together at PLANSEE in Reutte, Austria.
PLANSEE attended EU PVSEC EU PVSEC: Great to have seen you there!
04/10/2012, It was a pleasure meeting you in Frankfurt. We certainly hope that our strong metals were able to convince you.
Best supplier award from Eaton. Receiving the Eaton Best Supplier Award.
24/09/2012, On September 7 2012, Eaton singled out just eight of the company's more than 2500 suppliers to receive its "Best Supplier Award". Among them: PLANSEE China Ltd.
ID coating Inner diameter coating for monolithic rotary targets
21/09/2012, A new inner diameter coating for monolithic molybdenum targets prevents direct contact between the target material and cooling water during the sputtering process. We will present our "upgraded rotary target" at the EU PVSEC in Frankfurt.
No barriers to hydrogen. No barriers to hydrogen.
20/09/2012, A hydrogen separator with an extremely thin palladium layer supplied ready for installation has made it possible: Pure hydrogen from natural gas.
PLANSEE produces the world's largest TZM sheet TZM in XXL
20/09/2012, 2.7 square meter TZM sheet. Our newest world record. now also in French language Bonjour!
06/09/2012, now speaks French
Kathoden mit Halterungssystem New system fixes ceramic arcing cathodes reliably.
04/09/2012, To date an appropriate fixturing system for using ceramic cathodes in arc-evaporation was missing. A carrier plate and a cathode ring now enable the use of tungsten-carbide, chromium-silicon or titanium-diboride.
Copper/MoCu/Copper laminate base plate with Ni/Au coating Cool base plates look for hot semiconductors.
30/08/2012, The semiconductor components used in the electronics industry produce ever more heat during operation. Efficient cooling asks for high-tech materials from PLANSEE.
PLANSEE receives export award. PLANSEE receives export award.
28/08/2012, Austrian chamber of commerce (WKO) awards the Plansee Group for excellent export performance.
Sustainability report of the Plansee Group We do care.
27/08/2012, Read our sustainability report.
Energy efficient hot zone from PLANSEE True energy savers: Lightweight metallic hot zones.
16/08/2012, With our ENERZONE® series of products, we can provide genuine lightweight hot zones that reduce energy requirements by up to 25%.
Christoph Adelhelm will present metallic sputtering targets from PLANSEE at the EU PVSEC in Frankfurt. Meet our coating team at the EU PVSEC in Germany!
08/08/2012, To improve the molybdenum layers used in thin-film solar cells, we have developed two very special alloys: MoNa for a precise sodium doping, and MoTa for a better corrosion resistance. Dr. Christoph Adelhelm will present both materials at the EU PVSEC.
FCP innovation award for PLANSEE employee Bernhard Valentini From concrete to strong metal.
30/07/2012, Every year, the international engineering consulting company Fritsch, Chiari & Partner ZT awards its Innovation Award for outstanding achievements in the engineering sciences. This award was recently conferred on our employee Dr. Bernhard Valentini.
E/G Electro-Graph moved to Vista. We like to move it!
25/07/2012, PLANSEE Electro-Graph moved. Five kilometers away from the former production site in Carlsbad our components for ion implantation now have twice as much space as before.
Happy birthday! Plansee Seminar celebrates its 60th birthday
25/07/2012, It was 60 years ago that Dr. Paul Schwarzkopf conceived of the Plansee Seminar. At the end of June 1952, scientists gathered in Reutte / Austria at his personal invitation to discuss the properties of metals (De Re Metallica).
Tungsten monoblocks for the ITER divertor Nuclear Fusion: Only the best survive!
09/07/2012, Heat exchanger from PLANSEE to become ready for series production for ITER.
Consolidated Group sales increased by 22 percent in the last fiscal year Sales of more than 1,5 billion euros.
05/07/2012, “Despite global uncertainties caused by government debts, euro and banking crisis we were able to continue our worldwide expansion during 2011”, Plansee Group’s executive chairman, Dr. Michael Schwarzkopf, said at the annual press conference in Reutte.
PLANSEE Express PLANSEE Express opens to the Japanese market.
29/06/2012, Semi-finished and standard products can now be ordered in Japan at PLANSEE’s worldwide online shop.
Molybdenum-lanthanum: heat-resistant and dimensionally stable Molybdenum tames the heat.
21/06/2012, Confronted with conditions in which traditional metals quickly deform or contaminate the atmosphere as a result of high vapor pressures, molybdenum delivers with a high level of chemical purity, resistance to corrosion and dimensional stability.
Tungsten powder EUMICON 2012: Visit our lectures.
19/06/2012, We will be present when international experts focus on security of supply, resource efficiency and recycling.
Pressed-sintered crucible Brilliant performance in sapphire growth.
18/06/2012, Growing sapphire in a crucible has become child's play thanks to tungsten crucibles from PLANSEE. Their particularly smooth surface gives them a longer service life and reduces costs.
electical conductivity of molybdenum layers Overcoming all resistance.
05/06/2012, The conductivity of the molybdenum back contact affects the efficiency of the entire CIGS solar cell. Working together with the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, we have subjected this material property to a thorough examination.
Meet the IIT Team at the Semicon West Precision in the semiconductor industry: PLANSEE at the IIT and Semicon West.
10/05/2012, How do our materials contribute in the semiconductor industry? Find out in Valladolid/Spain and San Francisco where we will present spare parts as well as our Advanced Standard components for ion implantation.
MK351 Interconnect for SOFC20 SOFC20: Initial test with hot box stack module completed successfully.
20/04/2012, With new interconnects we contribute to a natural gas-fired, stationary system demonstrator. With an electrical power output of more than 5 kW, it will achieve an electrical efficiency in excess of 50%.
Sprinter Jülich fuel cell with our interconnects breaks the 40,000-hour mark
17/04/2012, The ITM interconnect supplied by PLANSEE was an important component in the planar solid oxide fuel cell developed at the Jülich Research Center.
All India Star Performer award - PLANSEE India PLANSEE India awarded for excellent export performance
11/04/2012, PLANSEE India receives the prestigious "All India Star Performer".
Flag Taiwan Sputtering targets on tour in Taiwan. Be there!
02/04/2012, As thin functional layers, molybdenum, tungsten, aluminum, titanium and copper play an important role in flat panel displays. Normally found in the depths of thin film transistors, these metals will put in an apprearance at the Display Taiwan.
Target Sputtering targets for the solar industry: live on stage in Santa Clara and San Francisco.
30/03/2012, Whether as rotary or planar target: Our materials are the optimum solution as coating materials in thin-film photovoltaics. What do all of our targets have in common? Unbeatable material purity, homogeneous and oriented microstructure and high density.
Supplier of the year PLANSEE is supplier of the year
16/03/2012, On 26th January, PLANSEE was singled out as "Supplier of the Year" by the Warstein-based Infineon Technologies Bipolar.
Molybdän-Tantal New: Molybdenum-tantalum against corrosion in CIGS.
13/03/2012, Thanks to its good adhesion to glass and a high electrical conductivity, molybdenum is the back contact material in CIGS solar cells. However, exposed to corrosive atmospheres molybdenum can be prone to oxidation. Our answer: Molybdenum-tantalum.
Mo-Cu for more efficiency in LED chips LED: Mo-Cu R670 prevents cracks in semiconductor layers.
27/02/2012, With Mo-Cu R670, PLANSEE has developed a new molybdenum-copper composite material for semiconductor wafer substrates. The material ensures optimized heat dissipation in LED chips.
Meet our experts at the ICMCTF Our hard coating team at the ICMCTF in San Diego.
23/02/2012, PLANSEE sputtering targets for hard coating are on show from 23 – 27 April, 2012 at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) in San Diego (CA/USA).
Sputtertargets for more efficiency in CIGS How our sputtering targets make CIGS production more effective.
25/01/2012, The sputtering process is the most important technique for material deposition in CIGS-manufacturing. With innovative sputtering targets CIGS producers can significantly reduce their production costs.
PMG Plansee Group sells PMG
16/12/2011, The purchaser is the Essen-based asset management company Erben Dr. Karl Goldschmidt GmbH
PayPal and credit card payment The online shop now accepts PayPal payments
01/12/2011, To improve its Internet customer service even further, PLANSEE now features the well-known PayPal payment processing functionality in its online shop.
Welcome to our booth! Meet us in Tokyo and Santa Clara!
01/12/2011, Strong metals for the LED industry at the Lighting Japan and the Strategies in Light (USA).
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) EICC certification for tantalum
09/11/2011, We do not source any of our materials from regions afflicted by conflict. The fact that we only use tantalum raw materials from ethically unimpeachable sources is now officially confirmed by EICC certification.
Coating laboratory Developments in the laser scribing of molybdenum layers
25/08/2011, Together with Manz, PLANSEE has been studying the influence of the coating parameters used during the sputtering of the molybdenum layer on laser scribing. The results show that the process pressure and target power have a great influence on quality.
Best paper award And the Best Paper Award goes to?
18/08/2011, The International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials rewards PLANSEE's research paper.
A Schneider Electric preferred supplier Award for PLANSEE Powertech
11/05/2011, A supplier offering Swiss precision