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.

Chromium sputtering target

We supply rotary and planar arc cathodes as well as planar sputtering targets in the quality variants High Purity (HP) and Ultra High Purity (UHP):

The most important details at a glance
Metal purity [%] 99.95 99.8
Metallic impurities [μg/g]Fe
1 500
Non-metallic impurities [μg/g]O
1 000
Guaranteed density [g/cm3] 7.12 7.12
Grain size [µm]100100
Thermal conductivity [W/(m·K)] max. 250 max. 150
Coefficient of thermal expansion [1/K] 7 · 10-6 7 · 10-6
Microstructure chromium sputtering target
Microstructure of a chromium target from Plansee

Guaranteed purity.

purest molybdenum ore

The purer the coating material, the better the quality of the hard material layer. From the very outset, we use only the finest powder which we mix in our own equipment to ensure outstanding material purity. We monitor every step - from the powder through to the finished product - and make sure that only targets with the specific guaranteed density, purity and a homogeneous microstructure are shipped from our factories.

Flawless quality from a single supplier.

Molybdenum and tungsten in best quality

As a leading manufacturer of sputtering targets, we perform every stage of the production process ourselves. From the mixing and compacting of the metal powder through to the forming, machining and bonding of our targets: including the development of new materials to optimize your coating processes and films. And naturally we also verify the quality of our targets using state-of-the-art measuring methods.

You want the perfect coating? We create it.

Sputtering target laboratory

There's one thing we know perfectly well: In the PVD coating process, everything must fit together perfectly. Only through the perfect combination of high-quality sputtering targets and arc cathodes, coupled with carefully chosen process parameters, is it possible to create a coating that precisely meets your requirements. And this cooperation with our customers and numerous development institutes results in a constant flow of new coating materials.

Are you looking for the perfect coating? Take advantage of our long-standing experience and our extensive database of chemical compositions and production processes. Our team develops our sputtering targets and arc cathodes continually and improves the following material and coating properties:

  • Grain size and microstructure
  • Ductility
  • Material hardness
  • Resistance to oxidation
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Temperature resistance

We introduce further elements to perfect our titanium-silicon mix to meet your exact requirements. Just contact us!

We have something else for you.

We would also be delighted to supply the corresponding fixing materials such as graphite foils, screws, washers and bolts and bond your targets to backplates made of molybdenum or copper. These make your targets more stable and protect them against breakage. We generally use indium as our solder material. However, we are also able to call on other materials depending on the specific application.

Take a look at our targets and cathodes made from titanium-aluminum, aluminum-chromium, titanium, zirconium, titanium-silicon, titanium diboride and tungsten carbide.

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