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SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES: Sustainable and Economic Coating of 3D Components with Titanium

  • New titanium-based layer systems
  • New process reduces the number of production steps
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly coating in various colors

Kahl am Main, 20 October 2022 – SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has developed a new layer system with titanium for the sustainable coating with the DECOLINE II production line. The innovative coating process reduces the necessary production steps and is therefore significantly more economical. Substrates made of glass no longer need to be lacquered with this process using titanium, as the coloring takes place during metallization. The coating process offers a choice of six basic metallic colors and mixed variants thereof: silver, bronze, gold, violet, blue and green. These colors can be individually selected by different parameters during metallization. Even on plastic substrates, one of the two coating steps normally required can be omitted. This reduces the number of layers and significantly simplifies the process. Components with a diameter of up to 68 or 90 mm and a length of 130 mm can be coated with the DECOLINE II.

The process is particularly sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economical. No solvents, chemicals or organic coatings are required for most substrates. The energy required for the coating process is significantly lower than for anodizing, painting, or electroplating. Complex and cost-intensive painting steps can be completely or partially eliminated.

The DECOLINE II by SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES integrates the vacuum metallization (cathode sputtering) as well as all lacquering and pre-processing steps in a single production run. Due to its high degree of automation a single employee can operate the system. Not only components made of plastics, but also glass and metal can be coated. For the product design, the clean vacuum coating offers attractive combination possibilities. The process of 3D-coating is completely chrome (IV)-free and energy-efficient. Due its flexibility the DECOLINE II offers the opportunity to finish diverse products made from plastics and glass with a wide range of different colors to the cosmetics sector. The DECOLINE II also provides sustainable coating of 3D parts for automotive as well as further consumer applications.

The inline sputtering system POLYCOATER works as a central component of the entire line and is also offered to the market as a stand-alone product. In comparison to the production this solution automates the production process and significantly reduces production costs with the short cycle times of around 6 seconds per substrate carrier. Depending on the product size, a substrate carrier can transport up to eighteen parts through all the processing stations at the same time.


Thin-Film Coating and Surface Treatment

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES develops and assembles innovative machines and systems for efficient and resource-saving production processes, which are used worldwide in the Photovoltaics, Semiconductor, Medical Technology, Packaging, Glass & Automotive as well as Battery & Hydrogen markets. The company’s core competencies include various processes of coating technology, surface treatment as well as wet-chemical and thermal production processes.

In the focus are:

  • environmental awareness
  • efficient use of resources
  • avoidance of unnecessary CO2 pollution

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES regards sustainability as an opportunity to position itself with innovative products that follow this spirit.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Hanauer Landstraße 103,
D-63796 Kahl/Main, WKN A1681X / ISIN DE000A1681X5
Contact: Bernhard Krause, Corporate Communications, Tel.: +49 (0) 172 833 2224

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