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Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Balzers Technology & Service Centre
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9496 Balzers

S3p Scalable Pulsed Power Plasma

S3p This technology pushes HiPIMS to the next level and combines the advantages of arc and sputtering technologies: high ionisation with virtually no droplets. The result: extremely smooth and dense coatings for a wide variety of applications. S3p™ is a proprietary Oerlikon Balzers technology.

What is S3p™

S3p™ makes individually scalable Power densities possible which in turn opens unprecedented dimensions in terms of ionisation. Thus, S3p™ offers previously unavailable options for the optimisation of coating structures and properties, allowing the use of a wide range of coating materials with an impressively homogeneous coating thickness distribution.

S3p™ - the advanced coating solution

Oerlikon Balzers' S3p™ (Scalable Pulsed Power Plasma) is an advanced solution based on HiPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering). This scalable technology creates plasmas with high concentrations of ionised atoms as coating constituents. It enables the deposition of extremely smooth and dense coatings, with optimised characteristics for a broad range of applications. It enables the deployment of a diversified spectrum of coating materials while assuring unprecedented homogeneity with respect to coating thickness distribution. This makes S3p™ an ideal platform for the cost-effective use of the HiPIMS technology in production as well as in research and development.