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High technology and one of the industry’s largest facilities.
High-performance thin films across the globe.

As a manufacturer specializing in thin film technology, Geomatec possesses factories and facilities in Japan and China that are among one of the industry’s largest. With technology and know how developed over long years of experience with thin films, our technicians use a variety of equipment to handle more than 20,000 projects per year and provide high performance, high quality products to customers around the world.

  • Production & Research Base

    4

    regions

  • Total floor area (㎡)

    53,783+

    *production & research base

  • Coating equipment

    100+

    units

  • Number of projects

    20,000+

    per year

Four locations for Production and R&D

Geomatec’s factories in Japan and China for thin films

Geomatec’s production and R&D facilities in four locations bring together a variety of connections. Each of our locations has roots in the local region and individual character that can be put to use by customers on their prototypes and mass production.

  • Kannari Factory
    Japan

    Kannari Factory

    With its diverse variety of thin film manufacturing equipment, Geomatec can handle all types of thin-film manufacturing
  • Ako Factory
    Japan

    Ako Factory

    The latest techniques and manufacturing know how for large scale substrate and thin-film production, at your fingertips
  • Wuxi Factory
    China

    Wuxi Factory

    Spreading the high-performance thin film technology developed in Japan to China, a global center for manufacturing
  • R&D Center (Tokyo)
    Japan

    R&D Center (Tokyo)

    Geomatec’s R&D center has forged the future of thin-film technology
Kannari Factory
Japan

Kannari Factory

The diverse variety of machinery can handle coatings of all types of thin films handled at Geomatec

At the source of a river that travels down the Ou mountains, Kannari is a rural landscape within Miyagi Prefecture that unfolds with lush greenery and is the hometown of the employees who founded Geomatec’s facilities there in 1975.

The Kannari Factory has supported Geomatec’s development for several years, possessing several pieces of coating equipment, new and old. Along with the rich knowledge of our technicians, the machinery enables a wide range of thin-film manufacturing processes, from prototype to mass production.

Features

  • All varieties of thin-film processing handled at Geomatec are possible
  • With its diverse range of manufacturing equipment, the plant covers all steps from prototype to mass production
  • Possessing special equipment found only a few places in the world, such as inner-cylinder film coating equipment, this factory can process thin films of various sizes and shapes

Facilitiy data

Name Kannari Factory
Location 51 Kinsei Kannari, Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Founded 1992
Site area 53,816 ㎡
Total floor area 23,451 ㎡
Equipment for thin- film coating 58 units
  • Batch-type sputtering
  • Batch-type vacuum coating
  • Inline sputtering
  • Inline vacuum coating
  • Multi-chamber vacuum coating
  • Roll to Roll sputtering
  • Inner cylinder, etc
Clean room Class 100, Class 1000(Fed. Std. 209 D)
Cleaning line Facilities for cleaning using cleaning liquids and sound waves
Inspection line Inspection upon receipt, electrical inspections, spectral qualities inspections, reliability inspections, etc
Certification
  • ISO 9001 (Quality)
  • ISO 14000 (Environmental)

Inside of factory

Inside of factory

Our vacuum coating system with five large chambers is too large to be captured in a single photo

Inside of factory

Rare coating equipment for small, medium, and large inner-cylinder surfaces. The photo is of large-sized equipment

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The Kannari Factory handles production of a large quantity of thin films for the extremely small components

Inside of factory

We possess small format machines suited for small items and prototypes. With so much equipment, new and old, lined up, the room looks a museum of coating equipment

Ako Factory
Japan

Ako Factory

Handling of large substrates & films
The latest know how in the manufacture of thin films, at your fingertips

Located in the mountains near the shores of the Seto Inland Sea and surrounded by lush natural scenery, Ako is situated on a strong foundation resistant to earthquakes and rich with the ample water needed for cleaning work. It has also been selected as the location for Geomatec’s newest cutting edge factory.

The Ako Factory was designed with mass production and includes robots arms capable of repeatedly receiving and passing large glass plates, as well as roll to roll machines capable of handling massive film rolls 1,300 mm in width and over 20 m in depth. Rounding out the facilities are batch-type machines totaling phi 3,000. All in all, there are several options for the mass production of thin films.

Features

  • Equipped with high precision robot arms utilized for automated manufacturing, this factory includes our largest line of machines for inline sputtering, a method with high production efficiency
  • The high production efficiency applies to not only single orders, but also mass production
  • The factory possesses three roll to roll sputtering units, two of which can be used with areas as wide as 1,300 mm

Facilitiy data

Name Ako Factory
Location 1325-80, Kizu Inariyama, Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, JAPAN
Founded 1992
Site area 46,478 ㎡
Total floor area 15,848 ㎡
Equipment for thin- film coating 17 units
  • Batch-type sputtering
  • Inline sputtering
  • Roll to Roll sputtering
Clean room Class 1000(Fed. Std. 209 D)
Cleaning line Facilities for cleaning using cleaning liquids and sound waves
Inspection line Inspection upon receipt, electrical inspections, spectral qualities inspections, reliability inspections, etc
Certification
  • ISO 9001 (Quality)
  • ISO 14000 (Environmental)

Inside of factory

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The machines handle giant film rolls up to 1300 mm in width, with depths of up to 20 m or more

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The high-precision robot arms continually receiving and passing on large, thin glass plates is dynamic and powerful

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Our equipment for the inline sputtering method is among one of the largest in Japan, capable of mass production over large-area surfaces

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3,000Φ equipment within a clean room. capable of being set with multiple substrate materials

Wuxi Factory
China

Wuxi Factory

Spreading the high-performance thin-film technology developed in Japan to China, a global center for manufacturing

Located 130 km west of Shanghai, Wuxi boasts a long history and a beautiful lakeside on the third largest fresh water lake in China, Taihu Lake. The region has also been known for generations for its merchants and has served as an ideal business development spot for a number of emerging Japanese corporations, making it one of China’s iconic districts for advanced commerce.

Geomatec works in tandem with its current employees in Wuxi, as well as China’s emerging global corporations, to provide thin-film products and solutions around the globe.

Features

  • Spreading Geomatec’s proud tradition of high-performance and stable quality to China
  • Located in one of China’s primary districts for commerce and industry, providing easy links with emerging manufacturers who are beginning global expansion

Facilitiy data

Name Wuxi Factory
Location No. B18-C Lot, Wuxi National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Founded 2002
Site area 19,851 ㎡
Total floor area 12,732 ㎡
Equipment for thin- film coating 18 units
  • Batch-type sputtering
  • Batch-type vacuum coating
  • Inline sputtering
Clean room Class 1000(Fed. Std. 209 D)
Cleaning line Facilities for cleaning using cleaning liquids and sound waves
Inspection line Inspection upon receipt, electrical inspections, spectral qualities inspections, reliability inspections, etc
Certification
  • ISO 9001 (Quality)
  • ISO 14000 (Environmental)

Outside / inside of factory

Outside / inside of factory

Outside the Wuxi Factory

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Using inline sputtering equipment, we have achieved mass production ability equivalent to Japan via high-performance thin-film technology.

Outside / inside of factory

Using different types of equipment, the shape and size of substrates can be adjusted to achieve production with cost merits that match your required volume.

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Thorough visual inspection occurs after thin-film coating, enabling product quality on the same level as Japan.

R&D Center (Tokyo) (Tokyo)
Japan

R&D Center (Tokyo)

Geomatec’s R&D Center,
where the future of thin-film technology is forged

The Ota-ku region of Tokyo home to Geomatec’s R&D Center is connected to Tokyo Bay and the Tama River, making it one of Japan’s primary neighborhoods for industry with over 3,000 factory nearby, as well as manufacturers with technology that continues to astonish the world.

Gathering the full strength of Geomatec’s technology, accumulated from the time of its founding in Tokyo in 1953 to the present, we engage daily with the development of thin-film technology and conduct R&D into the thin-film products and materials that will support the next generation.

Features

  • R&D center supporting Geomatec’s high-performance thin-film technology
  • Region well-suited to the development of next-generation technology and thin-film materials, as well as technical consulting, prototyping, measurement, and analysis necessary for the improvement of existing products
  • This means not only thin-film coatings, but also abundant know how regarding post coating processes such as photolithography (patterning, etching). By combining the knowledge of both parties, we continue generating technological innovations

Facilitiy data

Name R&D Center (Tokyo)
Location 3-13-7 Yaguchi, Ota-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
Founded 1990
Site area 878 ㎡
Total floor area 1,752 ㎡
Equipment for thin- film coating 8 units
  • Batch-type sputtering
  • Batch-type vacuum coating
Clean room Class 1000(Fed. Std. 209 D)
Cleaning line Facilities for cleaning using cleaning liquids and sound waves
Inspection line Inspection upon receipt, electrical inspections, spectral qualities inspections, reliability inspections, etc
Certification
  • ISO 9001 (Quality)
  • ISO 14000 (Environmental)
Notes We have many units of machinery for the measurement and analysis of thin film, its properties, and its condition

Inside of center

Inside of center

Setting the coating conditions for the sputtering equipment. We will use our abundant knowledge to find the optimum solution from among a large number of conditions.

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Measuring the strength of thin film. We will choose the proper analysis equipment to match the needs of your application, selecting from among a wide range of measurement methods.

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By analyzing how the composition of the thin-film changes with coating conditions, we confirm whether the sought after coating has been achieved.

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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