Ocean Thin Films PixelTec Delivers High Performance Patterned ITO Coatings

(Nanowerk News) Ocean Thin Films now offers its patented PixelTec™ patterned optical coating technology applied to Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) thin films. This pioneering lithographic patterning of optical coatings produces sharp features while maintaining the high quality performance of sputtered ITO coatings, ideal for precision electro-optic devices requiring optically transparent films that are electrically conductive.
PixelTec microlithography enables micron-scale patterning of ITO and Index Matched ITO (IMITO) without the downsides of traditional etching or ablation processes. The ITO can be patterned with no damage to the substrate and other coatings. The process works well with small structures to ensure electrical integrity on the smallest of line widths.
Benefits include:
  • Electrically conductive and optically transparent thin films
  • Environmentally durable
  • Clean / sharp micron level patterning
  • No etching or ablation damage
  • ITO pattern accuracy with precision alignment to existing features
  • Multiple ITO patterns can be applied to the same substrate
  • ITO patterns can be applied in conjunction with other optical filters
  • Ocean Thin Films ITO yields superior optical transmission versus electrical resistance and provides optimum performance in a variety of applications including EMI/RFI shielded windows, touch panels, and activation electrodes.
    To find out more about PixelTec capabilities and ITO/IMITO patterned optical coatings, please visit http://oceanthinfilms.com/products/Patterned_ITO.html, email [email protected], or call +1 303.277.9700. Ocean Thin Film's Golden Colo. facility is located at 16080 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, Colo., 80403.
    Ocean Thin Films designs and produces precision optical coatings, components and assemblies that enable a wide variety of products and custom applications. Leveraging comprehensive know-how in thin film coating development, its team provides expert design assistance for collaborative custom-engineered solutions, from rapid prototyping through high-volume contract manufacturing. Ocean Thin Films is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c., an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.
    Source: Ocean Thin Films (press release)
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