Coating materials

Want to modify the surfaces and optimize the performance of your products? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Today, PVD coating is indispensable for modern surface optimizations and modifications. The quality of the raw materials is an essential prerequisite to achieve high-quality coatings. GfE manufactures exclusively in Germany and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coating materials for PVD thin film technology. Our high-quality, custom-made products made from pure metals, alloys, and oxides are used in many different fields of application in the form of sputtering targets, arc cathodes, and evaporation materials.

  • World’s leading supplier of advanced planar and rotatable targets, in particular TCO materials for thin film photovoltaics
  • Paving the way for rotatable targets for anti-reflective layers on touch panels   
  • World market leader in molten metallurgical titanium alloys for wear protection applications
  • Manufacturer of rotary and planar targets, specifically developed for the CARS process as well as PRO rotatable and planar targets for precision optics application
  • Made in Germany

Best functionality thanks to PVD thin film technology

To create especially functional layers on architectural and automobile glass, as well as in photovoltaics, titanium oxide, silicon, zinc oxide/aluminum oxide (AZOY®), and chromium are used, among others. Titanium aluminum, titanium silicon, aluminum chromium, and chromium for wear-resistant layers increase the service life of tools and the lifespan of components significantly, thus reducing production costs and environmental impact. In visual applications, PVD layer systems like those made from hafnium, zirconium, or tantalum oxide, among others, are used for manufacturing laser mirrors, color and special filters, or high-quality layer systems in ophthalmics. 

Customer-oriented

Consistently high quality and cost efficiency are a must for us. Based on more than 30 years of experience, we focus on your specific needs when developing our products. We work closely with you to develop effective solutions.

Eco-friendly

When we manufacture coating materials, we take the environment into full consideration, which is reflected in especially eco-friendly and energy-efficient production methods and recycling programs for our products.

Coating materials for many industries and applications

Our high-quality custom products made from pure metals, alloys, and oxides are used in highly diverse areas of application:

Our products...

  • planar targets and more made from titanium, zirconium, chromium, and titanium aluminum

... for your coating

  • for decorative purposes such as in the watch/jewelry industry, automotive industry, sanitary fixtures: coating materials for creating metallic color effects on metal and plastic parts

What else we offer

  • individual solutions for a broader color spectrum for coating your products

Our products…

  • metallic and ceramic rotatable targets made from silicon, niobium oxide, copper, and more

… for your coating in the field of

  • LCDs
  • Touch panels
  • TFT displays
  • Color filters

Advantages of our products

  • fine, homogeneous grain structure
  • high sputtering rates
  • optimized target output due to customized designs
  • reproducible layer results
  • rotary targets with all commercial end fixings
  • GfE targets for all known system manufacturers qualified

Our products...

  • planar targets made from pure metals and metal alloys (e.g. chromium or Nickel chromium alloys)

… for your coating in the field of

  • Under Bump Metallization
  • Thin film capacitory
  • Sensor technology

What else we offer

  • wide spectrum of production possibilities (powder and molten metallurgy allows for a wide range of mixing or alloy targets)
  • sputtered target recycling depending on the material

Our products...

  • planar and rotable targets (made from chromium, silver or silicon etc.)
  • Evaporation materials: Slugs, pellets or granules (e.g. from titanium oxide, silicon dioxide, chromium) 

... for your coating in the area of 

  • Packaging film: diffusion barrier layers in food packaging and layers to protect against contamination for blister packaging
  • Metallic decorative film
  • Holographic foil

Advantages of our products

  • customer-specific solutions regarding material or target geometry
  • rotatable targets with all commercial end fixings
  • fine, homogeneous grain structure
  • high sputtering rates
  • optimized target output due to customized designs
  • reproducible layer results

Our products...

  • planar and rotatable targets made from titanium oxide, silicon-aluminum, niobium oxide, and more

... for your coating on

  • Low-E Glass (low emissivity glass)
  • Solar Control Glass
  • Automotive mirror glass: reflective layers for manufacturing rearview and side-wing mirrors in the automotive industry

Advantages of our products

  • fine, homogeneous grain structure
  • high sputtering rates
  • optimized target output due to customized designs
  • reproducible layer results

Our products...

  • planar and rotatable targets, as well as evaporation materials

… for your coating in the field of

  • opthalmics
  • precision optics

What else we offer

  • rotary targets developed especially for the CARS process (Compound Assisted Reactive Sputtering) for precision optics
  • PRO rotatable planar targets (niobium oxide, tantalum oxide, zirconium oxide, silicon) with homogeneous and fine grain structure, high density, and high purity for optimal layer results
  • raw materials tantalum and niobium through group-owned mines in the AMG company group
  • targets recycled depending on material

Our products...

  • planar and rotatable targets made from zinc oxide-aluminum oxide (AZOY®), zinc oxide pure, or chromium

... for your coating

  • in thin-film photovoltaics in the area of CIGS, a-Si, CdTe, and wafer-based cells
  • thin film thermal solar collectors

What else we offer

  • high reproducibility
  • fine, homogeneous grain structure
  • in-house bonding technology (FREILOC®) for ceramic tube targets makes it possible for you to achieve high sputter performance and optimal target output due to
  • target geometries for specific customers and systems

Our products...

  • planar- and tube targets made from titanium aluminum, aluminum titanium, aluminum chromium, titanium silicon, and chromium

... for your coating on

  • cutting and molding tools: oxidation-resistant hard coatings for higher productivity and longer lifespan of tools and
  • Components in the automotive and aviation industry, machine construction, and for medical applications

Advantages of using our materials

  • specially developed for arc coating molten metallurgical titanium aluminum and titanium silicon for higher vapor deposition rates with reduced droplet tendency in application 

What else we offer

  • high reproducibility 
  • optimal layer results due to homogeneous, fine grain structure and high density of targets
  • customer-specific solutions regarding new materials, material composition and target geometry

Downloads

Further technical information on our products can be found in our product brochures:

GfE Coating Materials Brochure(English, December 2017)

Coating materials product list A-Z(English, June 2019)

Coating materials product list for optics (English, October 2018)

Coating materials product list for solar/PV(English, June 2019)

Coating materials product list for wear protection and decorative coatings (English, December 2017)

Your contact

Astrid Borkowski

Director of International Sales | Business Unit Coating Materials Large Area Coatings, Optics, Display, Electronics, Solar/PV

Phone: +49 (0)911 9315 - 424
astrid.borkowski@gfe.com

Dr. Jürgen Köhler

Director of International Sales | Business Unit Coating Materials Wear & Decoratives

Phone: +49 (0)911 9315 - 458
juergen.koehler@gfe.com

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