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Highest material purity for optimal results: our products for the solar industry

Molybdenum and tungsten play an important role in the solar industry. Here they have two key applications:

we supply glass melting electrodes and tank reinforcements made from our refractory metals for the manufacturing of the glass. Extreme temperatures and aggressive conditions are the rule of the day when you manufacture glass for solar cells. Therefore, a lot is required of the components being used. That's why our materials stand up to even the most difficult conditions.

When used as coating materials, our materials help determine the performance of solar thermal applications (CSP). Our materials are highly adhesive and resistant against corrosion and oxidation. Sputtered films made of our materials are not only highly reflective and extremely conductive but can also significantly increase the efficiency of solar cells and solar power plants.

With decades of experience in the manufacturing of high-quality coating materials for the solar industry, you can count on us to be your reliable and sustainable partner. We only invest in Western mines to secure responsible and sustainable raw materials. We are also making continual investments in the latest, fully automatic systems to guarantee high production capacities and a reliable delivery capability.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • The only sputtering target manufacturer with in-house production

  • Highest product quality

  • Mass and series production

  • Development

  • Delivery reliability

Learn more about our products for the solar industry:

From powder to the final product

We are the only sputtering target manufacturer who covers the entire range from raw material to the finished planar- or rotary target – all production steps are carried out in-house. Our process chain starts with the reduction of ultrapure oxide to metal powder. This is the only way for us to guarantee the highest material purity and an optimal microstructure. An absolute must for a high degree of efficiency – producing uniform erosion rates and high sputtering speeds. We work together with all major system manufacturers and numerous research institutes to continually develop innovative materials and films. This gives us the optimal opportunities to sputter and characterize materials under real usage conditions.

    Mixing alloys
    Heat treatment
    Mechanical processing
    Quality assurance
OxideMolymet (Chile) is the world's largest processor of molybdenum ore concentrates and our main supplier of molybdenum trioxide. The Plansee Group holds a 21.15% share in Molymet. Global Tungsten & Powders (USA) is a division of the Plansee Group and our main supplier of tungsten metal powder.

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