Manufacturing processes or solar cells, semiconductors, DVDs and thermally insulated glass, as well as for coating high-stress mechanical tools or eyeglasses represent only a few examples of applications for vacuum technology. Vacuum also plays a major role in research & development and environmental technology, as well as in the analytical and automotive industries. For Pfeiffer Vacuum, a leading manufacturer of components and systems for vacuum generation, measurement and analysis, this results in a steady stream of new applications and markets that offer high growth potential.
The many uses of PolyAn's Molecular Surface Engineering (MSE) products range from the first high-throughput synthetic biochips over the biocompatibility of implants to the new, highly selective membranes for the petrochemical industry.
The company is an independent validation, parts cleanliness, and method development testing lab. rap.ID applies the latest automated particle identification and characterization technolgies to foreign particle dilemmas to quickly solve or avoid regulatory issues.
Retsch Technology develops and sells state-of-the-art optical measuring systems for particle characterization. The products cover a wide measuring range from 1 nm to 30 mm and allow for the analysis of 1) Particle size of colloidal materials, emulsions, suspensions, dispersions, powders and granulates and 2) Particle shape of powders and granulates.
Riegler & Kirstein is a company devoted to the design of Langmuir troughs and layer-by-layer deposition (self-assembly) devices for use in the scientific field of monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett research.
Roth & Rau AG is by market share one of the world's leading suppliers of plasma process systems for the photovoltaics industry. The company also supplies components and process systems based on plasma and ion beam technology for other sectors.
The company manufactures ZERODUR, an inorganic, non-porous glass ceramic, characterized by a phase of evenly distributed nano-crystals within a residual glass phase. ZERODUR contains about 70-78 weight percent crystalline phase with a high quartz structure. This crystalline phase has a negative linear thermal expansion, while that of the glass phase is positive. The crystals have an average size of about 50 nm.
A member of the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, SPECTRO is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of analytical instruments, employing optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry technology, used for the elemental analysis of materials in industry, research and academia.