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 […]

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 […]