Rethinking of sputtering process – partial coating technology

Abstract  Coatings are an emerging technology for the fast-growing glass market. Various thin film deposition technologies have been used for decades in glass processing industry to improve the properties of glass or to add new functionalities.   This paper aims to rethink the process to enable an easier, cheaper and more feasible method to process partial coatings on large substrates, which in turn allows various new innovative products for the smart glass market in the construction, transportation, and power generation industries.    […]

Partial processing method creates new opportunities for the glass industry

Targeted processing method creates new opportunities for the glass industry  The electronics and glass processing industries have traditionally used similar processes. Due to the large substrate sizes in the glass processing industry, considerably big equipment has been necessary. With the increased equipment size, the cost of the equipment has also risen, resulting in the glass being coated mainly by glass manufacturers. Innovative companies have had to develop their solutions around these available coatings. This has partly limited product development as […]

Meet us at stand 11A12 at the Glasstec 20. – 23.9.2022!

Discover the World of Glass: Meet us at the Glasstec Start-up Zone 11A12 We participate in the most important fairs of the year in Düsseldorf 20.9. – 23.9.2022 at the Start-up Zone 11A12. The Start-up Zone is specially made for young, innovative companies from the Glass Industry. At our stand, you will see e.g., coated glass sheets made with our new innovative method. And at the same time, you can ask us questions and evaluate the suitability of the method for your process. […]

Game-changing processing for the glass processing industry

We have completely rethought glass processing. As a result, we are introducing the world’s first vacuum coating process without the traditional limitations of glass and equipment size. These features make it possible for the glass processing industry to use our tool to make items such as glass-integrated products, which have traditionally been part of the electronics industry. This enables the manufacture of completely new and unprecedented product combinations.   This coating method enables an Intelligent Glass Control products, for example. Read […]

Different processes for different purposes

Is the method suitable only for the sputtering process? Initially, the partial coating tool and method were designed to form conductive patterns on a surface of substrate plate by a sputtering process. It is possible to further develop the tool to manufacture many different processes for different purposes. That is why there is no one-size-fits-all partial coating tool as the configuration depends on the performance, desired application and production requirements, which are unique. The important aspect in this process is […]

Volframi´s targeted glass processing device

Unprecedented flexibility in producing functional glass panes with targeted processing There is an increasing need to bring functionalities on glass surfaces in the construction, transportation and power generation industries. Thin film coatings are an emerging way to improve properties or add new functionalities in the glass processing industry. However, the pace of innovation is being held back by the demanding requirements in glass processing, including large facilities to house big, expensive machinery for each of the different processes. Introducing for […]

Volframi Oy has received REACT EU-funding from the European Regional Development Fund for the development project

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has supported Volframi Oy Ltd by 8 REACT-EU granting funding from the Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014 – 2020 program. The Finland’s structural funds program has five priority axes with 13 specific objectives. Volframi Oy has received the grant from Competitiveness of SMEs for development activities such as professional services, R&D and products. Development project to introduce a new coating technology and to commercialize products globally, including prototype manufacturing, IPR strenghtening and product development. Further […]

Runar Bäckström Foundation Grant

We won the Runar Bäckström foundation 2020 award and received a grant for the development of our innovative coating process and device. Many thanks to the foundation! We are truly grateful for your support that allows us to continue our development work. The Runar Bäckström foundation’s Board of Directors has decided to award grants to a total of 14 applicants. The awarded grants amounted to 210,000 euros. The aim of the Runar Bäckström foundation is to encourage and support inventions […]

Volframi Oy:lle EAKR kehittämisavustus/ ERDF grant for development activities

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has supported Volframi Oy by granting funding from the Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014 – 2020 program. The Finland’s structural funds program has five priority axes with 13 specific objectives. Volframi Oy has received the grant from Competitiveness of SMEs for development activities such as professional services, R&D and products. Our Proof of Concept project includes e.g. prototype (MVP) and process testing and market surveys. Further details on the website of the Structural Funds Information […]