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Thinnovation is the combination of our years of experience and practical know how, plus our willingness, our eagerness, to tackle the most difficult problems in new and creative ways. With new materials. New processes. To come up with entirely new applications, in industries that have never used thin film solutions before.

 

Thinnovation

AT VPT, thinnovation is much more than just a word we invented. It’s really a philosophy, a mindset, an overriding (and underlying) approach that informs everything we do. It’s the combination of our years of experience and practical know how, plus our willingness, our eagerness, to tackle the most difficult problems in new and creative ways. With new materials. New processes. To come up with entirely new applications, in industries that have never used thin film solutions before.

The proof is in the doing. VPT is already leading the way in vacuum deposition applications for photovoltaics, working to produce higher-efficiency, lower-cost solar cells with thin film. We’ve pioneered large area precision optical coatings with the 96” mirror on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. And we’ve developed thin film breakthroughs for life sciences, with applications ranging from medical imaging to cardiac stents.

So we’ve had great success translating thinnovative ideas into reality, from the biggest ideas to the smallest details. Of course, it helps that we have in-house manufacturing capability. Unlike most of our competitors, we don’t just design thin film coating systems. We fabricate, assemble and test them, right here in our 40,000 square-foot facility. Our state-of-the-art Thin Film Coating Development Laboratory has fully automated coating system capabilities for the development, demonstration, measurement and testing of coatings featuring evaporation, sputtering and CVD technologies.

 

THINNOVATION

VPT solar logo The next big thing in solar cell technology? Thin-film  photovoltaics. And VPT is right in the thick of solar cell thin-film innovation.