Technical Blog

Co-sputtering: Possibilities and Dependencies
Reactive co-sputtering is appealing because it can deposit films otherwise unrealizable.  
Blog post by David Christie, Advanced Energy Inc.
Corporate Sponsor News
Denton Vacuum, LLC 
A Leading Global Supplier of Production Scale Thin Film Technology Systems, Celebrates 50 Years (1964-2014) of Thin Film Technology
Denton Vacuum was founded in 1964 by Richard A. Denton, a pioneer and innovator in the vacuum technology and optical films industries. A chemical engineering graduate of MIT, Denton first went to work for General Printing Ink in New York (from which he was awarded his first of nine patents during his career). He entered the thin film technology field when he joined the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia in 1941, where Denton advanced the new field of antireflection lens coatings. His expertise led to the rapid creation of a new optical coating production center that made critical contributions to the American effort during WWII. Link
Yeagle Technology, Inc. (YTI) 
President Brian Savulis Recognized for Leadership
Brian Savulis, owner and president of Yeagle Technology, Inc. (YTI), was presented with the Ashford Business of the Year Award at the Windham Chamber of Commerce 2014 Awards ceremony held May 29.  Link
Kurt J. Lesker Company® 
Celebrating Its 60th Anniversary
The Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC®) is proud to announce the celebration of 60 years in business. Our founder, Kurt J. Lesker II, started the Kurt J. Lesker Company on April 1, 1954 in the basement of his home in
Pittsburgh, PA. 
Edwards Vacuum 
Service Center Opening
Edwards Limited, a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems and a global provider of related value-added services, is excited to announce the upcoming opening of its new vacuum and abatement Service Center in Glenwillow, OH. This state-of-the-art center will replace its current remanufacturing hub in Strongsville, and will include Edwards' latest remanufacturing and repair methodology as well as expanded product repair capability.  Link
Angstrom Sciences 
Announcing Exciting New Additions to the Sales Team to Expand and Support its Growing Customer Base.
Scott Eckstrom (Sales Support Specialist) joined our home office in Duquesne, PA. Scott will be working with our Product Managers, Executive Management, Engineering, and Manufacturing groups to translate customer purchase orders into a defined package of documentation that enables Angstrom Sciences to effectively design and construct the products that we manufacture.  Link
Toray Plastics (America) 
Richard Schloesser, President and CEO of Toray Plastics (America), Inc. Retires: Michael Brandmeier Is Named Successor
North Kingstown, Rhode Island (July 1, 2014)--Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (, the only United States manufacturer of precision-performance polypropylene, polyester, bio-based, and metallized films for packaging and industrial applications, announces that Richard Schloesser, President, CEO, and adviser to the Toray Industries' Board of Directors, has retired and is succeeded by Michael Brandmeier.  Link
Indium Corporation
Experts Reflect on 80 Years of Technology Innovation
and Growth
What does it take to make it to 80 years in an industry where today's technology is obsolete tomorrow? For Indium Corporation, it takes foresight and dedication.  Link
Hauzer Techno Coating 

New CEO for Hauzer Techno Coating

Thomas Krug, the current CEO of IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V. will step down on the 1st of July. His successor is Jeroen Landsbergen. "Our plasma technology and equipment to produce hard coatings for the tool and automotive industry has a lot of potential," Jeroen says.  Link
Sputtering Components, Inc. 

Announcing the Schedule for the 2nd Annual Deposition Technology Workshop

Sputtering Components is pleased to announce plans for the 2nd annual Deposition Technology Workshop to be held in San Francisco, California. This event, held in conjunction with SCI's International Sales Meeting, will bring together leading industry speakers from Advanced Energy, Fraunhofer Institute, Gencoa, Lite Sentry, Process Materials, Sputtering Components, and Umicore.  Link
Latest Blog Posts from SVC
Are You Working in a Vacuum?
Breaking out of isolation allows us to lay the foundation for a vibrant professional network. The more people with whom we find a connection, the more creative, productive and innovative our collective ideas become.

Blog post by Beth Strong, Society of Vacuum Coaters Link


Corporate Sponsor Product Spotlight

Denton Vacuum, LLC 

Breakthrough Using Exilis 1 Atomic Layer
Deposition System

Denton Vacuum, a leading manufacturer of thin film technology products, introduces Exilis 1, a new atomic layer deposition (ALD) system that delivers breakthrough results for users in the research, aerospace, optics, semiconductor and medical communities. After extensive research and input from ALD users around the world, Denton's Excilis 1 addresses many of the shortcomings found in other ALD systems. To see how Denton's Excilis 1 breaks through these barriers in ALD capability, maintenance and productivity.  Link
Toray Plastics (America), LLC  
Presents Environment-Friendly PVdC-FREE TORAYFAN® CBS2 Clear High-Barrier 
Toray Plastics new Torayfan® PC5 metallized BOPP film, a versatile ultra-high oxygen- and moisture- barrier film, can be used in tri-laminations, as a foil replacement, and as an overwrap lamination or wrapper. Link

Pfeiffer Vacuum 

New A4 series of dry pumps

The dry, multi-stage Roots pumps in the A4 series provide pumping speeds of 100 to 1,700 m3/h..  Link

Kurt J. Lesker Company® 

New Multi-Gauge Controller from Kurt J. Lesker Company

The Kurt J. Lesker Company® is proud to announce the addition of a new multi-gauge controller to their pressure measurement product line. The MGC4000 multi-gauge controller has the ability to display pressure measurements from up to 10 different vacuum gauges simultaneously.  Link

Edwards Vacuum 

Launches New Range of Single Stage Oil Sealed Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps

Edwards' newly launched range of single stage oil sealed rotary vane pumps is a flexible vacuum solution providing highly stable vacuum performance. Thanks to the optimised oil return system, there are none of the pressure fluctuations that are often seen in single stage pumps improving product quality and giving consistent process results.  Link

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum 

Obtains ATEX EV Certificate for Steel Degassing Vacuum Systems

In recent decades, the demand for higher-quality, refined steels has increased steadily. At the same time, steel plants operate under the increasing pressure to design their processes more energy-efficient and reduce CO2 emissions drastically.  Link

Midwest Tungsten Service Inc. 

Diffusion Pump Oil

MTS is pleased to announce that we are expanding our Diffusion Pump Oil line to include MT-747. If your Diffusion Pump manufacturer recommends type 747 oil, we can supply it.  Link

Hiden Analytical 

Hiden HPR40 Membrane Inlet Dissolved Gas Monitor

The Hiden MIMS Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer series now feature an extended range of submersible insertion probes and flow-through cuvette-style interfaces specifically engineered for measurement of dissolved gases and vapours in aqueous solution...  Link

Indium Corporation
Introduces New Target-Grade
Indium Oxide

Indium Corporation's new Type T (Target-Grade) Indium Oxide is optimized for powder compaction to produce high-density ITO and GIZO sputter targets.  Link

Telemark, Inc. 

Affordable Broadband Optical Monitoring Tool 

Telemark announces the NVision line of optical measurement tools for thin film coating monitoring and control. With over 25 years of history, these tools allow automatic control of optical properties during the deposition process. Real time, broadband optical monitoring and control systems measuring a single measurement point or up to one hundred monitoring locations provide evaluation and control of thin films during growth.  Link


Helium Leak Detector 900 Series

The Heliot 900 helium leak detector from ULVAC has the fastest pumping speed for helium so you can find smaller leaks, quickly.  Link

Sputtering Components, Inc. 

Prepares for Beta Testing of CM-Series External End Block.

Description: Sputtering Components, Inc. announces that the newly designed CM-Series end block is now available for beta testing. This external end block has an ultra-light-weight design in a very compact and flexible form factor.  Link

Our next issue of TECHTalk Deploys October 15, 2014.


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SVC Spotlight

Meet Dr. Chris H. Stoessel

Senior Process Development Manager at Eastman Chemical Co.'s Palo Alto Advanced Technology Center

- SVC 2015-16 Technical Program Chair 

- Board Member 

- Emerging Technologies and "WebTech" TAC Co-Chair

SVC welcomes Chris as its new Technical Program Chair. The Technical Program Committee is responsible for developing and organizing the technical program for the Annual Technical Conference. He served as Assistant Program Chair starting with the 2012 TechCon. 


Chris holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science) from the Rheinische Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany), and conducted post-doctoral studies under Rointan Bunshah at UCLA. He has developed thin-film products and deposition processes for a wide range of applications such as tribology (via sputtering and cathodic arc deposition), superconducting films, optical coatings (at OCLI/JDS-Uniphase), MEMS, OLED (at DuPont Displays), and energy-efficient glazing (at Southwall Technologies/Eastman Chemical Co.).


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