Reactive NanoTechnologies Inc. (RNT), developer and manufacturer of NanoFoil, says that FHR Anlagenbau GmbH (FHR) of Ottendorf-Okrilla, Germany, a supplier of thin-film equipment and a division of Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG, has entered into a license agreement for the use of RNT's NanoFoil and NanoBond technologies.
FHR has capitalized its facilities near Dresden to bond sputter targets using RNT's patented room-temperature bonding technique. NanoBond is used to bond sputter targets with the additional benefits of minimizing the CTE mismatch of target and backing plate materials – improving the overall performance of target assemblies in use and providing a more environmentally friendly process solution, according to the companies.
‘FHR is very focused on engineering of customized equipment for thin-film technology, where we have already demonstrated the benefit that NanoBond provides for increasing deposition rate,’ says Joseph Grzyb, CEO of RNT. ‘With FHR's bundled sputter target and equipment offering, they are certainly in a position to offer great value to the solar panel producers.’
SOURCES: FHR, RNT