Plansee’s latest sputtering targets will feature at Taiwanese international display manufacturing event
August 20, 2019
Plansee will be showcasing its sputtering targets for flat screens, touch screens and smart glasses at the Touch Taiwan 2019 – Display International exhibition which is taking place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan, from August 28–30, 2019.
The company states that its coating materials are used in a range of applications, including ultra-high definition screens and touch panels, as well as components for LEDs, solar cells and batteries. The coating materials also need to be ultra-pure, which is why Plansee supplies molybdenum targets at a guaranteed purity of 99.97%. The benefits of this are a high level of conductivity and time savings due to excellent sputtering rates. According to Plansee, it can specifically influence the microstructure of the coating material through the powder metallurgical production process, which provides uniform sputtering rates and homogeneous layers.
“We deliver sputtering targets in all common sizes. Depending on your coating system, we supply rotary and planar targets,” stated Harald Selb, Business Segment Manager Thin Film. “From the powder to the local bonding of the targets in one of our Asian Plansee bonding shops – Plansee performs every stage of the production process in-house. Our service is distinguished by a close cooperation with our customers and the development of individual solutions,” he added.
Touch Taiwan 2019 – Display International is a display industry chain exhibition, organised by Chan Chao International Co., Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan. The three-day event showcases optoelectronics, semiconductors, smart manufacturing, automation, robotics, materials and components, machine vision, electronic manufacturing equipment and more. Touch Taiwan 2018 reportedly received over 34,000 visitors and welcomed more than 400 exhibitors.
Plansee will be located at Booth K1015 during the event.
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Though production of sputtering targets could be considered a niche application, Powder Metallurgy processes are widely used for the manufacture of a significant range of different coating source materials.
In this article, Plansee SE’s Jörg Winkler and Christian Linke review the major materials and applications of sputtered and arc-deposited thin films, describe important material and product characteristics of a sputtering target to achieve a stable coating process, and highlight the specific advantages of PM