Innovative and vastly experienced in depositing clear conductive coatings and ITO coatings onto plastic substrates, Diamond Coatings is recognised as a leader in the manufacture of high quality vacuum coatings. Our unique, flexible system for the handling of substrates enables us to deposit conductive coatings onto shaped, injection moulded or flat plastic substrates.
About the Diamox ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) Coating
The transparent, highly conductive ITO coating can be deposited onto plastic substrates or glass. It is used within a broad range of applications, including:
- Electrostatic protection (antic-static as well as electrostatic discharge)
- Radio-frequency (RFI) and electro-magnetic (EMI) shielding
- Heated filters (electronic displays)
- Active components in touch screens
Diamond Coatings supplies ITO coated custom plastic mouldings to large numbers of original equipment manufacturers within electrical and electronic industries throughout Europe, the Far East and the USA.
ITO Coated Custom Plastic Mouldings
Often required to produce ITO Coated Custom Plastic Mouldings including housings; membrane keypads and labels or, as is often the case, a combination of all of these elements in order to facilitate ATEX certification by authorised governing agencies/organisations, we have the ability to deposit ITO sheet resistances of between 10 Ohms/sq. (EMC shielding) and up to 300 Ohms/sq. and above (anti-static requirements).
Having developed and perfected the Diamox ITO coating process, Diamond Coatings has designed and built its own plant for the production of ITO Coated Custom Plastic Mouldings. Carried out in a vacuum at low temperatures, the Diamox process allows coating of glass and a broad variety of plastics, including acrylic, polyester and polycarbonate substrates. The flexible substrate handling system enables coating of flat, curved and varying injection moulded shapes. Diamond Coatings’ plant has the ability to produce ITO Coated Custom Plastic Mouldings of up to 1000 mm by 1000 mm in size with sheet resistances ranging from 8 to 1000 Ohms/sq.
In addition to the application of Diamox ITO coatings to free issue parts, Diamond Coatings can also supply fully machined, finished display filters (acrylic, glass or polycarbonate). Also able to incorporate scratch-resistant and/or anti-glare features, these display components can be screen printed in conductive or standard inks.