At Intlvac Hydrogen, we specialize in providing a wide range of thin film coatings for bipolar plates and electrolyzers. Our coatings are designed to enhance the performance, durability, and functionality of various surfaces. We offer an extensive selection of materials, including gold, platinum, tantalum, niobium, palladium, iridium, nickel, titanium-nitride, tantalum nitride, and more. These coatings are deposited using advanced PVD (physical vapor deposition) processes, such as magnetron sputtering, electron beam evaporation, and PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition).

Our gold, platinum, tantalum, niobium, palladium, iridium, and nickel coatings are widely used in industries such as electronics, aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. For over 20 years Intlvac has been researching and developing unique in-house coating systems to produce thin films that offer excellent corrosion resistance, high electrical conductivity, and biocompatibility, making them ideal for fuel cells and electrolyzers.

Titanium-nitride and tantalum nitride coatings provide exceptional hardness, wear resistance, and thermal stability. These coatings are commonly used in sliding components, cutting tools, molds, and surgical instruments where surface hardness and durability are crucial.

One of our notable offerings is DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coatings with adjustable SP2/SP3 ratios and conductive dopants. DLC coatings exhibit a unique combination of properties, including extreme hardness, low friction, high chemical resistance, and excellent biocompatibility. The adjustable SP2/SP3 ratios allow fine-tuning of coating characteristics to suit specific requirements, while conductive dopants enable the deposition of electrically conductive DLC coatings for various electronic applications.

Our PVD processes ensure precise control over the deposition parameters, resulting in coatings with uniform thickness, excellent adhesion, and high purity. Whether you need coatings for optical components, semiconductor devices, medical implants, or industrial tools, we have the expertise to deliver reliable and high-quality thin film coatings tailored to your specific needs.

Feel free to reach out to us for more information about our thin film coating capabilities and how we can assist you in achieving enhanced performance and functionality for your products.

Thin Film Coatings

  • Gold, Platinum, Tantalum, Niobium, Palladium, Iridium, Nickel

  • Titanium-nitride, Tantalum Nitride and others

  • DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) with adjustable SP2/SP3 ratios, conductive dopants

Such coatings can be deposited by PVD (physical vapor deposition) – processes such as:

  • Magnetron-Sputtering

  • Electron Beam Evaporation

  • PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition)


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