When fantasy meets reality

febbraio 2011Snow White’s apple turns silver and edible: this is the last project of Kolzer and Ornella Piluso - artist and designer, Dr. Angela Bassoli of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Milan and silversmith company Silvan Srl.
Vacuum Technology meets Art, with a result that not only builds a bridge between these two worlds, but it enriches them and creates a product that thanks to its aesthetic impact, leads the most curious consumer to discover nanotechnologies.

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The season of Winter Sports is starting

dicembre 2008Also for sputtering coatings is beginning the season of winter sports. Fortex srl, a young reality in Montebelluna (TV) North Italy, protagonist of the Festival of Science, Nanotechnologies field, owns 2 DGK36” sputtering plants, providing PVD treatments to a wide range of customers.

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The fashion accessory is colored by Sputtering

aprile 2011Since a long time Kolzer manufactures PVD sputtering equipment and provide the specific know-how to produce coatings in the field of fashion accessories, footwear, clothes, leather goods, buttons and components able to adapt functionality to trend and offers exclusive finishes and colors: solutions that take into account the productive, functional, economic and design aspects.

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Kolzer it goes against the flow and raises the estimates for this year

novembre 2008Despite the difficulties of the world economy, the summits of the company have improved growth estimates for this year. The results achieved in the first half of the year confirm a period of strong growth for Kolzer. New installations for Beghelli in China (owners of 3 Kolzer PVD PECVD plants) for the civil and industrial lighting field and Olsa S.p.A. in Poland for the automotive lighting of Volkswagen and Audi Group.

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Nothing new under the sun ... or almost

marzo 2011It is narrated that during the siege of Syracuse in 213 BC, Archimedes was able to defeat the fleet of the Roman general Marcello by using the energy of the sun. With a concave mirror made of hundreds metal shields that reflected sunlight, Archimedes directed the beam of energy on the enemy’s ships that caught fire.

This is clearly a myth, since at that time technologies could not produce those effects, but simply disturb and blind the crew and therefore preventing people from taking aim.

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No stopping innovation

ottobre 2008Innovation to compete! It has been proved that companies which invest in innovative technologies are constantly growing. The result comes from an European study that has monitored companies of the old continent for the last 10 years: those which have invested in new technologies, have increased their turnover (an average of 10/15% per year).

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MOTO GUZZI chooses the Sputtering chrome tank

gennaio 2011The design of the new futuristic V7 racer features the chromed tank with sputtering technology. The final aesthetic result of great value, confirms that the sputtering clean application of chrome meets aesthetic and extreme requirements as that of the motorcycle industry.

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Precious wedding

settembre 2008A new dress for materials
Sputtering applied to various materials ennobles Silvan’s creations, a silverware company from Veneto - Italy, founded in 1962 ( www.silvan.it ). Few months after installing a new conception sputtering plant in order to deposit precious metals, the company is witnessing a revolution in a field as closely linked to tradition as silverware is.

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A Nano evolution, a Big innovation

novembre 2010Atomic-scale industry, nano-technology - a set of techniques for working the material atom by atom - have entered our daily lives. Are already being used in DVD players, cars, etc..

The term 'nano' plays a great industrial revolution, and indicates processing at the nanoscale (one billionth of a meter). Open the "frontier of the infinitely small," the physical chemistry of materials, the new technoscience of the matter.

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DGK36” 1968-2013

luglio 200845 years of industrial value
450 DGK36” plants installed

Manufactured with craftsmanship in Milan facility, the DGK36" vacuum treatment plant may be equipped with multiple process systems: metallization, sputtering, plasma and plasma deposition. Last July we delivered 5 new DGK36", which will treat various components in Brazil, Mexico, Italy and China.

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Natural colors

ottobre 2010The natural colors are obtained by physical methods, starting from pure metals or in combination.
In response to an increasingly attentive to the natural products, their use is constantly growing.

The natural colors are available with a sputtering coating technique to coat any type of material and are formulated for the use in the chosen application.

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Kolzer technologies, in collaboration with

giugno 2008Agusta Westland, Beghelli, Geox, Avel, Bontempi, Altay Scientific, Facet, Medys, Collins & Aikman Automotive, Ecomet, Rexam, Bennett Technologies, Matic Plast, Centro Ricerche Fiat, Chanel, Imper, Fabbrica D'Armi Pietro Beretta, B.V.M.Group, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Bitron, La Murrina, Sulzer, Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca, Valeo, Toshiba, Politecnico di Torino, Rinder, Metal 3, Danish Technological Institute, Olsa, Heinz-Glas, Hella, Merloni, Christian Dior, Stanley, CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Mantegazza, I Guzzini, Banca d’Italia, BTicino, Flos, Nike, Benetton, Luxottica, Politecnico di Milano, Preciosa, Viola, Fortex, Lasme, Metalfashion, Techno Coatings, Mim, Plasmet, Metalcovering, AnpiMet, Sputtering, Alfra, Ferrero, Viola, TVM, Avm, Metalplastik, Silvan, Linkar, Arthema, Gloss-Tech, Tabone, Basf, Bertolotti, Ccm, Libra, Talus, Margoeder, Stergios, Metaplas Ionon, Cev, Laubscher, Nikel-Chrome, Moma Coatings, Pielle, PVD technologies, Solidea, Rinova, Fustiplast, ACT, Platinum, Manuli, Reggiani, Carrier, Polizia Scientifica Europea, Maxpla, Avoss Design, Topcoat Embal, Brembo e and many others…

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Natural antioxidant for metals

luglio 2010PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition) is not a well known process, yet, even though it could solve many problems that companies have to face, because it allows to obtain anticorrosion transparent thin films on metals and alloys, and it’s a valid alternative to traditional anticorrosion treatments that, using chemical baths, are highly pollutant.

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Innovative Functional Coatings

maggio 2008Kolzer introduces new functional coatings achievable with the newest sputtering Kolzer machines. The plants, which are currently provided with an already rich databases of available coatings, can now be equipped on request with the following processes:  PVD anti-reflex, PVD transparent hydrophobic and nonsticking, PVD solar thermal absorber_low emission, PVD transparent conductive ITO, PVD transparent scratchproof , PVD UV filter, PVD IR filter

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Fully Equipped Concept PVD PECVD PLUS series

settembre 2010A new season for the Vacuum Coating Machines is beginning. The company located in Milan is offering fully equipped coaters with plasma, PE_CVD, thermal co-evaporators, sputtering: in one single station.
Kolzer's revolutionary vacuum deposition systems deposit uniform thin-film coatings onto any kind of substrates, with user friendly features. To emerge in the market, reducing costs, you can choose 4 processes in 1 plant. Kolzer equipment provides the Lowest Cost of Ownership.


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Kolzer vacuum coatings, positive to WOM test

marzo 2008The results of the exposures to WOM to which we have submit our customers' components in the first equipment of the automotive field, have given positive results. The exposure to WOM (water-o-meter) contemplates the exposure of the pieces to cycles of radiation, rain, humidity to simulate the weather conditions. It lasted 2000 hours (the standard required by car specifications), the results were positive on all the substrates (plastic and metal) and have shown no alteration: total absence of bubbles, blistering, cracks of the film or loss of gloss.

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The Strength of Experience, the Courage of Innovation

agosto 2010The power of wellness within the company. Kolzer: a compelling story about the courage to do business where the human development process is strategic. Company humanism; The conduct in the company; Valorization of human resources; The employment relationship. Companies often rely on cutting staff or reducing the investment in R&D, but Kolzer attitude is different: qualified personnel can not be touched, on the contrary, with innovation, is the trump card for achieving new goals.


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SVC 2008 Consolidates No. 1 Position of Kolzer in the European Vacuum Coating Companies.

febbraio 2008Kolzer will attend at SVC 2008, the 51st International Exhibition and Annual Technical Conference staging Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago IL , from April 19 - 24, 2008, promising to the visitors a host of new technologies and solutions for enhancing their business competitiveness in the vacuum coating solutions. Kolzer is a longstanding European member of the American Society of Vacuum Coaters SVC.

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Precious Finishings

giugno 2010New sputtering finishings are voted to applications in design and fashion fields, and in particular for people who whish to modify and coat a winner product and transform it in an “instrument of pleasure” starting from its surface; in order to underline its strong impact with the final user, and enhance its new perception of “preciousness”.

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Launched the sale of new-model sputtering equipment for environmental compliance of RoHS and ELV directives

gennaio 2008The processes of chrome plating adopted by Kolzer machines, in addition to be at zero emission, use metallic chrome, therefore "zerovalent". This is organic chrome absolutely non-polluting. Thus it is still possible to chrome for aesthetic/functional purposes, since the chrome zerovalent used by Kolzer plant, responds in full the new requirements of RoHS and ELV directives.

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US and Europe press industry to raise tech security rule

maggio 2010Safety first! Coming into force of the new machinery directive 2006/42/EC since the 1st of January 2010, all the technology providers are faced with a new goal: in addition to traditional CE mark, the equipment requires also a new technical harmonization.

The new range of Kolzer machines, meets the new guidelines based on the principles of the new approach and global approach to protect the buyer and user.

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Extended Kolzer facility in Cologno Monzese

dicembre 2007Completed the extension works of Kolzer production site started in Spring 2007; doubled the area intended for production, assembly and testing of sputtering plants of third generation.
Kolzer facility in Cologno Monzese, Milan, produces sputtering plants for deposition in high vacuum, high vacuum metallization plants and vacuum plasma plants. The systems are mainly exported to 30 different countries.

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Upcoming Shows

aprile 2010Successfully ended Kolzer participation to Plastimagen exhibition in Mexico City, which took place in a favourable atmosphere of a fast growing country and market, we wish to inform you about the upcoming participation of Kolzer as an exhibitor at the following international fairs:

SVC Orlando - Florida, 20-21 April
Coatech - Mexico City 11-13 May
Plastex - Cairo, Egypt 13-16 May

To be informed about next international participation and to discuss the latest industry news, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Kolzer for Solar Energy

ottobre 2007Positively tested a DGK63”, the biggest 3D sputtering plant in Europe. 2500 mm of length with 4 magnetrons and sputtering targets long 1800mm for the multilayer depositing on solar panels. We helped thousands of companies renew their ecological ethos, and at the same time generate immediate profits giving their products a new hi-tech appearance. Without the contribution of our sputtering process, it wouldn’t be possible to create the new generation of photovoltaic cells.

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Green Technology for Renewable Planet

febbraio 2010In the world of renewable sources and in relation with energetic sustainable development, in vacuum processes are the most promising technologies both for technical and economic reasons. Kolzer develops and provides the most updated information about state of the art nanotechnologies for “active” and “electronic” coatings, showing the potentiality of development in the industrial scenario.

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DGK24” RF PECVD for the Scandinavian DTI

settembre 2007The biggest technological research centre in Scandinavia with their 900 engineers and scientists, the DTI Danish Teknological Institute located in Taastrup, Copenaghen-Denmark, started up a new Kolzer plant for PECVD process. The system will be involved in R&D and small scale production of components with the new flexible transparent barrier coating, silicon based, with a DGK24” equipped for PECVD process.

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Everything you want…

marzo 2010Using the technique of PVD sputtering coating, a low cost process, clean and dry which takes place at room temperature, it can be metal covered any material, shape, size and geometry of an article.
Coatings obtained for aesthetic, functional, decorative, electronic, antibacterial, reflection, insulation, magnetism, filtration, conductivity, medical, wear, corrosion, mechanical and other.
Everything you want ... and everything that you expect.

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Installed plant in China for Altay Scientific SpA

agosto 2007Altay Scientific is a leading company in the global market for science education. Kolzer provided them with a DGK36” sputtering plant equipped with plasma cleaning, in order to replace the galvanic process used to produce their plastic and metal component, to be installed in their factory based in China. The DGK36” is the most sold Kolzer machine, with its coating chamber diameter of 1000mm.

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Integrated In Line Processes: Kolzer Productive Multiline

ottobre 2009Moulding and Sputtering coating, or Moulding, Sputtering and Varnishing in order to offer greater quality and product care to the final customer.
These are standard in interaction and in line optimised, more and more requested for in series production and as per customer specifications. Kolzer offer includes semi-automatic lines for small/medium production volumes, up to fully automated lines for fulfilling important loads with precision and reliability.

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Start up for Medys SpA

luglio 2007Medys SpA, part of Imper Group, has been working in the electro-medical industry for about one hundred years, during which they have also developed industrial activities focused on the high-quality surface treatments field. In this respect they are now ready for the start up of a new Kolzer sputtering plant for chromium plating of plastic parts; flanked by a UV painting line to prepare the parts before the sputtering coating, the new line will replace the actual galvanic process, producing for the Italian company BTicino, part of LEGRAND Group.

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Making efficient coatings everywhere?

settembre 2009Thanks to the innovative and very efficient vacuum coating systems, Kolzer is able to offer everything a modern coating really need.
Kolzer is constantly in development and addressing new challenges: The basic skill, innovation and quality are inseparable from our way of operating. We stand out for our ability to integrate resources into development projects of new products and technologies for our customers.

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Polytechnic of Turin, Alessandria department

maggio 2007Kolzer Vacuum Coating Technologies, reputable and well-know manufacturer of vacuum technologies sign a new agreement with the Polytechnic of Turin for the development of industrial applications with PECVD technology. Within this year Kolzer will install a new plant in the Polytechnic of Turin, Alessandria department, a DGK36"PECVD plant for R&D and industrial investigation of future application with this process, for companies located in North Italy.

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The Innovation which respects the environment

luglio 2009Kolzer creates solutions with coatings in vacuum and provides equipment, information and know-how on the coating process, support during the start up phase of the new production line and technical assistance for its maintenance. The process of depositing metals layers developed by Kolzer, is a plating method originally intended for metals, and today extended to all kind of substrates: plastic, glass, wood, metals, rapid prototyping etc.

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Corriere della Sera: Kolzer among the most innovative entrepreneurs

aprile 2007Corriere della Sera, the most important Italian newspaper, reports that a panel of ten experts nominated for “Corriere Economy” the more innovative entrepreneurs:
“Kolzer is among the first companies for its prominent role in the innovation continuity and for its progress in research and development in the Italian market; it is the typical example of the challenges to face in the 21St Century..."

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Kolzer lectures at the Institute of Physics of London, UK

giugno 2009Kolzer conquests the prestigious English Institute: the debut after more than 60 years since its establishment, on the stage of one of the more prestigious institutes in the world at IOP, Institute of Physics, London, UK, meeting teachers and students who are familiar with machineries and processes manufactured by the Italian company. For further information contact us

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Sold to Agusta Westland second plant

marzo 2007After winning a notice of competition in the 70’s, Kolzer won again this year and manufactured a DGK24” plant for vacuum cadmium plating of helicopter components for AGUSTA WESTLAND – well-known worldwide manufacturer of helicopters.

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Products evolution through the surfaces

maggio 2009A revolution in the new product development by means of surfaces: a new company faces the greatest challenge with Kolzer technology.  The surrounding world is populated by products that interacts with us and the ambient through their surfaces. If we create the conditions needed to remove the constrains to utilize the same material, a significant number of innovative alternatives becomes available for the products. This is even more important as the facts of everyday life indicate the need of a radical change in our habits.

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Kolzer for C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation

gennaio 2007Commissioned by the EU, the Kolzer staff developed a new co-evaporation system for latent fingerprints on a DGK24” for the Turkish criminal police, in order to note latent fingerprints on evidence found on crime scenes. Delivered and already up and running in order to Strengthen the Police Forensic Capacity.

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New DGK36” HTC I-Chrome- work in progress, people in process

aprile 2009In the laboratory KR&D, Kolzer’s service for the innovation and standardization, which allows to experiment on products of interested companies, new nanotechnology coatings PVD, Plasma and Sputtering (a project already joined by companies like Ferrari Car, Brembo, Illy, BTicino, De Longhi, Philips, Valeo, Banca d’Italia, Bang&Olufsen, Lavazza, Fiat, Gewiss, YKK, Vimar), today has been installed the new DGK36” HTC I-Chrome, the favourite of the DGK series.

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The art of engineering

maggio 2011Kolzer was founded in 1952 and is internationally recognized as a supplier of vacuum Sputtering, Plasma and Metallization systems.

Pride and joy is the department of product engineering that has the experience, skills and tools for the design and production of equipment and of whole production processes.

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Also Renault chooses recycle plastics

febbraio 2009Valuable initiative by Renault in order to manufacture car more ecological and economic for environment protection, reducing environmental impact at all stages of life cycle (manufacture, use and end of life). Designed to be reused and recycled for 95%, these cars will show the trademark "eco2″. Materials and treatments used, are clean and are becoming standardised to ELV CE Directive for the automotive.

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Service from A to Z

giugno 2011Among the many requests we receive, we can not forget those from long-standing customers, with whom we have established a strong professional relationship and mutual respect.

Our marketing manager has recently received a phone call from a client from Padua who owns a Kolzer machine dating back to 1961, and needed some spare parts. We were pleased we could provide him with all the required components in a very short time.

 

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Kolzer on Facebook

gennaio 2009Kolzer couldn’t miss this new opportunity and decided to create a profile on Facebook, to connect friends and companies that are working on new projects together. In order to approach individuals and companies, is now available a message board for real-time requests, to share opinions and experiences regarding the industrial field of nanotechnology...

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