More than ever, today’ s producers of consumer goods use coatings to add value to their products.
PVD processes enable almost unlimited production of coatings on any type of surface.
As far as coatings with the “metallic effect” are concerned, having a high abrasion and chemical resistance, mainly chrome and stainless steel depositions, or carbides and nitrides of transition - metals (for example titanium and zirconium) are produced.
In addition to having characteristics of hardness and resistance to abrasion, innovative colours can be obtained for decorative reasons applied to the surfaces of high quality consumer goods.
As well as being the cleanest technology among coating techniques, Sputtering gives a combination of advantages like no other: first of all, Sputtering is a method of production which is economically efficient generating the thinnest and the most uniform coating possible.
It is a dry process at low temperature.
It forms an indestructible bond between film and substrate, (since it binds them together at a molecular level).
It offers great versatility compared to other coatings, since being a cold transfer, it can be used for the deposition of conducting or non conducting materials on any type of substrate, including metals, ceramics and plastic materials which are temperature sensitive.
In addition, the process has a deposition control which can be repeated in the automatic mode.
Therefore, this solution adopted to create new, more resistant, lighter, cleaner and more economical materials, not only revolutionizes our industry but our daily lives.
Kolzer can offer the solutions for many different sectors of production, since it does not only supply highly productive Sputtering machines, but also the whole “line”, projecting and producing specific systems according to the coating needs.
Coating using Sputtering is one of the most flexible methods to physically deposit vapour "PVD" (Physical Vapour Deposition).
The coating material is inserted into the vacuum chamber as a cathode in the form of a metal plate. After the chamber has been emptied, the process gas is introduced (argon is usually used as it has a high atomic weight).
A high voltage is applied and the gas is introduced. The positive argon ions go through an acceleration process on the negative cathode and then expel the atoms of the metal plate (evaporating material), which then fall onto the substrates already in the chamber and condense the desired metal coating onto the substrate. The impact of the atoms on the evaporating material produces “Sputtering”, as a result of the acceleration given by the succeeded particles.
Unlike many other vacuum deposition techniques, there is no fusion of material, therefore all the metals and alloys can be deposited with high efficiency and control.
If a reactive gas such as nitrogen or acetylene is introduced into the chamber together with the process gas, the nitride which reacts to the carbide, develops on the substrates.
Different cathodes made of different materials can be inserted in a vacuum coating system to produce multiple layer systems. It is also possible to modify the combination of the single layers by varying the combination of the reactive gases.
Kolzer projects, engineers and produces its own systems using magnetron sputtering sources of any shape and size (circular, cylindrical, rectangular) supplying a vast range of targets (evaporating material).
"Sputtering" technology represents a real alternative to definitively substitute chrome electroplating coating onto metal and plastic which is considered to be a strong pollutant and a health hazard.
Sputtering: KOLZER is a premier manufacturer of customer specific vacuum Sputtering coating systems, all built with the finest components available on the world market. For over 60 years, Kolzer has built Sputtering plant that redefine vacuum coating standards and capabilities from the iconic DGK36" to the supreme MK63". Over 60 years of know-how is found in our technology competence: the vacuum Sputtering coating.
No other vacuum coating company offers innovation such as multiple hybrid PVD PECVD technology, production flexibility and reduction of consumables. The consumer offerings are an infinite array of indestructible bonds using nanotechnology. Over 60 years of expertise, lowest cost of ownership and the quickest cycle times available, assure you of the highest industrial standards while keeping a focused eye on the balance sheet.
The KOLZER Horizontal range DGK plants offer space saving production for small and large items. The innovative Vertical range MK delivers high speed, large production runs with ease of loading on the two system doors. KOLZER plants can be designed with customer specific sizes and loading variables to simplify operation and maximize output.
KOLZER’S Sputtering plant engineering technology stands out as it adapts to individual client requirements, offering sector specific processes. KOLZER offers qualified engineering for complex Sputtering production systems.
The range of supplies includes plant families, from the” Mini compact plant” for research companies and laboratories, to more elaborate coating systems and special plants for in-line processes, larger sized articles and hybrid systems.
Space saving, practical and easy to use. Dual loading systems supplied with every machine, that offer a single operator speed, accuracy and high productivity at the touch of a button.
The classical work system combines single and multiple target technology offering superior results and versatility. The complete range of Sputtering plants in standard sizes:
DGK24” diameter 610 mm
DGK36” diameter 1000 mm
DGK48” diameter 1200 mm
DGK63” diameter 1600 mm
DGK72” diameter 1800 mm
DGK100” diameter 2500 mm
(*Custom sizes available)
The KOLZER vertical MK range is a marvel of design innovation. From the dual direct loading and unloading doors to the easy to use Windows software, the entire production cycle is fast and carefree. These vertical Sputtering systems offer hybrid PVD PECVD technology for flexibility and creativity all in one machine.
The standard family plant range:
MK48" diameter 1.250 mm
MK63" diameter 1.600 mm
MK72" diameter 1.800 mm
(* Custom sizes available)
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