Advanced Metal Sputtering Targets for Thin Film Production

With its significant experience in the flat panel display market, H.C. Starck Solutions teams up with customers to develop value-added solutions for challenging issues facing the industry. The company’s vertically integrated supply chain allows it to deliver quality and high performance materials and products to the market.

With its sputtering capabilities, H.C. Starck Solutions is well-positioned to evaluate wide ranging compositions of thin films. In fact, optimized compositions are rapidly scaled up for laboratory targets for assessment at a customer's laboratory. As a result, full scale production targets are achieved with similarly optimized processes based on the company’s years of manufacturing experience.

High-Quality Sputtering Materials

H.C. Starck Solutions produces a variety of metals, including niobium, tantalum, tungsten, and molybdenum metals with a strong vertically integrated supply chain to deliver sputter targets for thin film coatings applications. The company’s worldwide manufacturing centers produce a wide range of sputtering target materials in various configurations.

Planar and rotary sputtering targets

Figure 1. Planar and rotary sputtering targets

H.C. Starck Solutions offers highest quality of sputtering materials that are 99.95% pure, fully dense, and have chemical and metallurgical uniformity. The company also offers a wide range of rotary and planar sputtering targets for all types of FPD sputtering tools. Product compositions range from high purity tungsten and molybdenum to MoW, MoNb, MoTi, MoNb, etc. Rotary sputtering targets are manufactured in bonded and monolithic configurations and measure 4 m or longer. Planar sputtering targets range in generation sizes including the Gen 5.5 molybdenum target with area dimensions of 1580x 1950 mm.

Molybdenum Metal and Alloy Thin Films

Flat panel displays

Figure 2. Flat panel displays

Alloy thin films and molybdenum metals are used as wiring, electrodes, and barrier layers in a variety of flat panel display applications such as televisions, tablets, monitors, mobile devices, smart phones, GPS, digital recording devices, etc.

Research and Development

Chemical analysis lab at H.C. Starck

Figure 3. Chemical analysis lab at H.C. Starck Solutions

Research staff at H.C. Starck Solutions is dedicated to improving metals technology for refractory metal sputtering targets. H. C. Starck continually invests and upgrades its analytical and manufacturing capabilities to benefit customers.

Using thin film characterization instrumentation complete with electron and optical microscopy, H.C. Starck Solutions evaluates rotary and planar sputtering targets in its thin film materials laboratory. Additionally, the company produces evaluation targets in its material processing laboratory with the help of a complete chemical analysis lab.

H.C. Starck Solutions: A Leading Producer of Technology Metals and Advanced Ceramics

As one of the leading producers of advanced ceramics and technology metals, H.C. Starck Solutions is committed to ensuring the health and safety of people who come in contact with its products. The company strives to surpass industry, governmental, and environmental standards across the globe.

Additionally, the company has implemented a certified Responsible Supply Chain Management System (RSCM) to ensure that only safe raw materials are purchased. The RSCM system also supports sourcing from suppliers that act according to social and environmental and sustainability.

Also, H.C. Starck Solutions is one of the first companies to pass a second consecutive audit under the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Validation Program launched in 2010. The company is a founding member of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3) coalition and has also received the Sony "Green Partner" certification.

Conclusion

As a leading manufacturer of technology metals and advanced ceramics, H.C. Starck Solutions delivers premium products to a wide range of markets. The company’s robust supply chain, environmental stewardship, energy efficiency, and recycling are foundational pieces of its strategy and corporate culture.

With more than 30 locations across the globe, H.C. Starck Solutions provides excellent customer care with local sales and technical support. The company’s local presence combined with various worldwide production sites allows it to effectively respond to customers’ requests.

H.C. Starck Fabricated Products

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by H.C. Starck Solutions.

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