Heraeus Features High Performance Sputter Targets at PVSEC Valencia
Heraeus Thin Film Materials Division (TMD) will showcase a brand-new high purity indium tube target – featuring a ‘near net shape’ – that offers improved results for the production of CIG / CIGS PV solar cells. Drawing from a comprehensive portfolio of sputter targets for a-Si, CIGS, CdTe and crystalline PV applications, Heraeus will exhibit the new sprayed ZAO tubes for TCO layers, micro-alloyed CIG targets (planar and tube form factors), and high purity 4N+ CuGa and 4N to 5N Indium tubes.
Drawing from a comprehensive portfolio of sputter targets for a-Si, CIGS, CdTe and crystalline PV applications, Heraeus will exhibit the new sprayed ZAO tubes for TCO layers, micro-alloyed CIG targets (planar and tube form factors), and high purity 4N+ CuGa and 4N to 5N Indium tubes at the 25th PVSEC.
Helping lower ‘cost of ownership’
For state-of-the-art target alloys, Heraeus offers state-of-the-art development and testing services, including net-shaped processing for tubular and planar targets and closed recycling loops for costly raw materials such as indium and gallium. These are key aspects that help clients to better optimize their ‘cost of ownership’ by maintaining uptime.
Heraeus works closely with PV manufacturers to help achieve “lower cost per watt” values for solar cell production – by enabling improved solar cell efficiency rates – with a comprehensive range of manufacturing capabilities for even large and very complex targets. Heraeus' integrated manufacturing technologies range from vacuum induction melting, hot isostatic pressing, rolling and extrusion, to thermal spraying, tube casting and bonding.
In addition, the Heraeus experts offer support for sputter process issues, lab test systems for pre-development, and supply chain management expertise that helps secure critical raw materials at a consistent level of quality.
The “material life cycle” support is a recognized Heraeus strength, it begins with sourcing the raw material – including precious metals – to refining and recycling used targets.
The leading Heraeus R&D target developers will be at the Heraeus booth during PVSEC (September 6-9) - Booth #A51, Hall 4, Level 2.
Heraeus, the global precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a privately owned company with over 155 years of tradition. We develop and manufacture innovative materials for the solar industry, precious metals, sensors, dental products and biomaterials, as well as quartz glass and specialty lighting sources. With annual revenues of almost €2.6 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €13.6 billion, Heraeus employs over 12,000 people in more than 110 subsidiaries worldwide. For more information visit www.heraeus-targets.com.
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