Non-ferrous metal market overview for 2019 and forecast for 2020: The impact on your sputtering target purchases

Non-ferrous metal market overview for 2019 and forecast for 2020: The impact on your sputtering target purchases
Nickel, Aluminium, Zinc, Cobalt, Lithium, Copper, Tungsten, Chromium, Titanium for sputtering Targets Nickel: In 2020, Indonesia will probably overtake China as the world´s largest producer of nickel pig iron (NPI), a raw material for stainless steel production. Effective January 2020, the largest nickel ore producers will cease exports from Southeast Asia. Will China’s NPI producers meet this raw materials shortage? China accounts for 50% of the

The Thin Film Industry

Thin film technologies are in constant evolution, enabling enhanced functionalities for technologically advanced devices such as:  Thin film technology can be applied to different substrate materials such as metals, ceramics or polymers. Thin film are “grown” over substrates materials as glass, silicon, and steel. The deposition process and the material choice allows to improve properties of the substrate, enhanced functionalities. The diverse te