thermal spray sputtering targets Chromium targets Optimum protection for important components. The hard material coatings chromium (Cr) and chromium nitride (CrN) optimally protectengine components such as piston rings against premature wear and consequently extend the useful life of important engine parts. Chromium is used as a bonding layer for DLC coatings (Diamond Like Carbon), for example on bucket tappets. Furthermore, when used as a decorative coating, our chromium gives watches, electronic goods, operating elements on appliances and a range of other products an attractive sheen. Furthermore, when used as a decorative coating, our chromium gives watches, electronic goods, operating elements on appliances and a range of other products an attractive sheen. Decorative chromium coatings are applied using the magnetron sputtering method. Wear resistant and adhesive layers can also be produced using the arc evaporation method. We supply rotary and planar arc cathodes as well as planar sputtering targets in the quality variants High Purity (HP) and Ultra High Purity (UHP):
Coefficient of thermal expansion [1/K]
7 · 10-6
7 · 10-6
Guaranteed purity. The purer the coating material, the better the quality of the hard material layer. From the very outset, we use only the finest powder which we mix in our own equipment to ensure outstanding material purity. We monitor every step - from the powder through to the finished product - and make sure that only targets with the specific guaranteed density, purity and a homogeneous microstructure are shipped from our factories. As a leading manufacturer of sputtering targets, we perform every stage of the production process ourselves. From the mixing and compacting of the metal powder through to the forming, machining and bonding of our targets: including the development of new materials to optimize your coating processes and films. And naturally we also verify the quality of our targets using state-of-the-art measuring methods. You want the perfect coating? We create it. There's one thing we know perfectly well: In the PVD coating process, everything must fit together perfectly. Only through the perfect combination of high-quality sputtering targets and arc cathodes, coupled with carefully chosen process parameters, is it possible to create a coating that precisely meets your requirements. And this cooperation with our customers and numerous development institutes results in a constant flow of new coating materials. Are you looking for the perfect coating? Take advantage of our long-standing experience and our extensive database of chemical compositions and production processes. Our team develops our sputtering targets and arc cathodes continually and improves the following material and coating properties: Grain size and microstructure Ductility Material hardness Resistance to oxidation Coefficient of friction Temperature resistance Because our raw material consists of tungsten carbide powder with a minimum grain size, the microstructure of our targets is very fine and homogeneous. The advantage: The target material is eroded uniformly during the coating process and ensures that you benefit from smoother coatings. Thanks to a further optimization of the microstructure, we are also able to produce arc cathodes made of tungsten carbide.