Center of expertise for new coating solutions
In the PVD coating process, everything must be perfectly matched. It is only if all process parameters are perfectly matched that the layer that suits the customer's exact requirements can be produced. We carry out sputtering under practical conditions in our PVD application laboratory. Our developer team creates layers here and analyzes them in detail according to defined specifications. This means that new coating materials are developed in a very short time in cooperation with customers and numerous development partners. Having worked with system manufacturers and OEMs for several years, we are directly involved in the latest developments and optimizations.
The best proof of our expertise is us ourselves. We coat many of our products such as semiconductor base plates and rotating X-ray anodes in-house using the PVD, CVD, APS, and VPS coating processes.
Raw materials: everything from a reliable source
We have the entire value-added chain for our sputtering targets under one roof. From the raw material to the final product, we also develop new materials and optimize both coating processes and layers. Sintering is the central process in our powder metallurgical manufacturing process. We manufacture compact, metal products from porous powder blanks. We produce tungsten planar targets using the world's largest hot-rolling mill for refractory metals. Following the machining process, the sputtering targets are finalized ready for installation in our local bonding shops.
Our customers have been relying on Plansee as an independent private company for almost 100 years. Reliability and continuity are just as important to us as they are to you - especially when it comes to our raw material supply. With Global Tungsten & Powders (GTP) and our shareholding in Molibdenos y Metales (Molymet), the Plansee Group covers all of the steps involved in tungsten and molybdenum processing – from producing the powder to powder metallurgical processes, all the way through to the production of semifinished products and customer-specific components. And what's really important is that we procure our tantalum powder from certified conflict-free raw material sources.