Vacuum Web Coating Application Laboratory

INTELLIVATION operates an applications development laboratory with a R2R500 coater.

We offer roll to roll development coating services at competitive rates for those customers that need trial runs or limited production runs to justify a coater purchase. We also offer our development coater to those customers that would like to develop their processes prior to delivery of their own R2R coater.  Our customers find this ability to contract out PVD development on a robust roll to roll vacuum web coating tool platform to be truly unique and beneficial in bringing new products in flexible electronics, medical devices, optical coatings, and many other technology areas to market faster.  Because INTELLIVATION is a roll to roll equipment manufacturer, we can provide our customers with their own tool to transfer the process to once developed.

Application Examples

  • Optical Thin Film Coatings
  • Metallization of Polymer Films
  • Precious Metal Deposition
  • Transparent Conductive Oxide Coatings
  • Transparent Barrier Coatings

Coating Processes

  • Thermal Evaporation
  • Planar Magnetron Sputtering
  • Rotary Magnetron Sputtering
  • Pulsed Magnetron Reactive Sputtering
  • Dual Magnetron Reactive Sputtering

Substrates Coated

  • Polymers
  • Metal foils
  • Textiles
  • Nonwovens
  • Flexible glass
  • Flexible ceramics

In-Situ Metrology

  • Optical Reflectance / Transmittance
  • Optical Density
  • Thin Film Resistivity / Conductivity (non-contact)

Metrology Tools

  • Optical Reflectance / Transmittance
  • Step Height Profilometer
  • Thin Film Resistivity On-Line
  • Optical Density On-Line
  • SEM, EDX, XPS (Local Laboratory)
  • Plasma diagnostics

Roll to Roll Thin Film Coatings Deposited

  • Non-magnetic pure metals coatings such as aluminum, brass, chromium, copper, niobium, titanium,
  • Precious metal coatings
  • Magnetic pure metals coatings such as iron, cobalt, and nickel
  • Doped ceramic coatings such as silicon
  • Alloys of non-magnetic or magnetic elements
  • Transparent conducting coatings such as Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Aluminum Zinc Oxide (AZO), Tin Oxide (SnO)
  • Oxide film coatings of any of the above, such as SiO2 and TiO2
  • Nitride film coatings of any of the above, such as AlN, SiN, and TiN
  • Oxynitride film coatings of any of the above, such as AlON
  • High index of refraction film coatings such as TiO2, Nb2O5, and ZrO2
  • Low index of refraction coatings such as Al2O3 and SiO2
Optical Bench

Optical Bench

Optical Density

Optical Density



Dektak Step Profilometer

Dektak Step Profilometer

Sheet Resistance

Sheet Resistance

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