Thin-Film Targets & Substrates

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Since its founding in 1953, Geomatec has operated as a specialist in vacuum coating technology and accumulated a wide range of knowledge, from the thin-film materials of the past to the cutting edge materials of today.

Take advantage of our skills and know how to create better products for customers and allow users to utilize them more easily.

  • Point1Nearly all of our substrate materials can be coated with thin film
  • Point2Not only flat surfaces, but curved, cylindrical, and unique shapes
  • Point3We are also capable of coating film rolls thinner than 10µm
  • Point4Trust us for the coating of large substrates and large areas
  • Point5We have ready access to a rich inventory of over 200 varieties of coating materials

Substrate Materials

Nearly all of our substrate materials can be coated with thin film

Using the nanoscale control offered by our vacuum coating technology, Geomatec can coat a wide variety of substrates with thin film, including glass, metal, and acrylic, resins such as poly-carbonate and polyimide, paper, ceramic, and many others.

Substrate Shapes

Not only flat surfaces, but also curved, cylindrical, and unique shapes

Our coating experience applies to not only flat surfaces, but also curved, domed, film roll, cylindrical (exterior and interior), wire and fiber, and even special three dimensional shapes. We are also capable of coating film rolls thinner than 10µm.

  • Flat surfaces
    (plate and sheet shapes)
  • Curved surfaces
  • Domed
  • Film rolls
  • Cylinders
    (inner, outer)
  • Other unique shapes, such as those with three-dimensional surfaces

Please note that certain functions desired from the thin film may be appropriate or inappropriate for each shape. If you are unsure whether coating is possible for a specific shape or material, please contact us.

Substrate Material Sizes

Trust us for the coating of large substrates and large areas

At maximum, we cover the sizes below. Maximum sizes vary based on the shape and coating content, while delivery timing varies based on the state of the machines used.
Please consult with us if you have any questions.

Plates (sputtering) Maximum 1,880 x 1,500 mm
Plates (vacuum coating) Maximum 1,000 x 500 mm
Film rolls (sputtering) Maximum winding width of 1,300 mm
Maximum length of 7,000 m (Length varies according to film thickness)

Targets (Coating Materials)

We have ready access to a rich inventory of over 200 varieties of coating materials

Geomatec has ready access to a rich inventory of 200 varieties of coating materials, including metals, metallic oxides, and semi-conductors. In addition, our know how built over long years of experience enables us to both use multiple varieties of materials and create structures that use multiple layers to achieve necessary features.
Working hand in hand with materials manufacturers, we develop new resources to meet customers' diverse needs.

Example Materials 1: Metal

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Materials Thin film coating methods Application examples
Vacuum coating Sputtering Electrodes Mirrors (reflective films)
Zinc (Zn) - Yes - -
Aluminium (Al) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Indium (In) Yes Yes - -
Gold (Au) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silver (Ag) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome (Cr) Yes Yes - -
Germanium (Ge) Yes - - -
Cobalt (Co) - Yes - -
Silicon (Si) Yes Yes - -
Tin (Sn) Yes Yes - -
Tungsten (W) - Yes Yes -
Tantalum (Ta) - Yes Yes -
Titanium (Ti) Yes Yes Yes -
Iron (Fe) - Yes - -
Copper (Cu) Yes Yes Yes -
Niobium (Nb) Yes Yes - -
Nickel (Ni) Yes Yes Yes -
Vanadium (V) - Yes Yes -
Palladium (Pd) - Yes Yes -
Platinum (Pt) Yes Yes Yes -
Molybdenum (Mo) - Yes Yes -
Ruthenium (Ru) - Yes - -
AlNd - Yes Yes -
APC-TR - Yes Yes -
MoNb - Yes Yes -

*The above are only examples of what is possible. We possess a high success rate and know how for working with materials not listed above. Please feel free to ask.

Example Materials 2: Semiconductors (for Optical Functions)

Materials Thin film coating methods
Vacuum coating Sputtering
Al2O3 Yes Yes
Nb2O5 Yes Yes
SiO2 Yes Yes
Ta2O5 Yes Yes
TiO2 Yes Yes

*The above are only examples of what is possible. We possess a high success rate and know how for working with materials not listed above. Please feel free to ask.

Inquiries & Requests for Materials

To all who wish to manufacture high-quality, high-performance thin films

Feel free to contact us regarding:

  • Technical licensing and technical consulting for thin-film technology
  • Outsourcing thin-film coating only
  • Outsourcing thin-film coating, including pre and post processes
  • Purchase of Geomatec products
  • Information on other Geomatec thin-film technologies
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