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Form-following nanocoatings for new capabilities and improved performances.
Develop state-of-the-art spatial ALD applications together
Compact, versatile Spatial ALD labtool for R&D, no cleanroom required.
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Fast & reliable scale-up to high-volume production.
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Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (Spatial ALD) is a form-following high-quality coating at the atomic level. Compared with conventional ALD, this ingenious technology stacks atomic layers many times faster. Maximum throughput at the lowest possible costs, improved functionality, efficiency and sustainability, material reduction, and longer life span are some of the added values Spatial ALD brings. Our in-depth expertise in Spatial ALD technology, combined with the unique ability to transfer it fast from lab to high-volume production, offers you excellent opportunities in today’s growth markets.
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SALD is the only company globally that has the expertise to quickly and reliably upscale the Spatial ALD technology to high-volume production. Our in-depth expertise, combined with this unique ability, offers excellent opportunities in today’s green growth markets.
SALD Technology Centre
SALD has the ambition to be at the forefront of promising new applications of Spatial ALD. Our experts combine their in-depth knowledge with renowned scientists and institutions around the world. Feel free to challenge our innovators: together, we will take Spatial ALD applications to the next level.
We offer you to explore and learn together to create opportunities for new or improved applications, higher yield, or added value. Subsidised projects and R&D partnerships combine valuable knowledge from industry with state-of-the-art technology developments and science. Let’s put Spatial ALD into practice together.
Major growth markets
Battery cell improvements
A nanolayer on the Solid Electrolyte Interface (SEI) avoids capacity loss in lithium batteries due to the charge/discharge cycles. Nanolayers prevent the formation of potentially dangerous dendrites and at the same time shorten the battery formation time. Thus spatial ALD reduces the production costs of batteries.
Thin-film & Next Gen Solar
New solar cell concepts, like perovskites and tandem cells, require protective barriers and transparent conductive layers. Spatial ALD is an ideal and fast atmospheric process for making these layers and yields significant weight savings compared to standard glass encapsulation.
Barriers & Packaging foils
The demand for hygienically packaged pre-processed food with a longer lifespan is increasing. With Spatial ALD it is possible to make the foils for vacuum packaging considerably thinner and lighter while increasing the oxygen barrier. Also, thick aluminium coatings are no longer necessary, resulting in transparent and more sustainable packaging that fits regular recycling flows.
Spatial ALD is known for the ability to deposit high-quality pinhole-free thin films with an unparalleled uniformity at high speed. This benefit can be utilized in the case of fuel cells, where the amount of the highly active but scarce interface materials (such as Nickel, Platinum and Iridium) can be minimalised by applying only thin active layers by the Spatial ALD process. Even such thin layers will boost the surface exchange kinetics and electrocatalytic properties.