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FHR is part of the SinterGDL project to develop cost-effective, compact fuel cells

Ottendorf-Okrilla, April 28, 2023 - We are part of the SinterGDL project to develop cost-effective, compact fuel cells. 

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden and other project partners, we are developing an innovative Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) for mobile fuel cells. These are arranged in fuel cell stacks between the bipolar plate and the electrode. They ensure optimum gas distribution and removal of water, heat, and electricity. 

Thus, the project addresses several optimization potentials such as reduction of space requirements, extension of lifetime, and reduction of costs. 

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FHR Anlagenbau GmbH is specialised in the development of innovative thin-film coating technologies and vacuum coating equipment and renders various services in the field of thin-film technology. The major field of business is the construction of coating plants which feature a range of vapour deposition, magnetron sputtering, CVD and ALD technologies for industrial production and research applications. These systems are used in many branches of industry, including photovoltaics, in particular for CIGS solar cells and organic PV cells, solar thermal plants, optics, electronics, sensor technology, and in the automotive sector.

The product portfolio includes modular cluster systems for stationary coating of substrates, inline systems with vertical or horizontal substrate transport for coating glass plates or tube surfaces, as well as roll-to-roll plants for coating flexible substrates such as metal strips or polymer films. FHR closely collaborates with renowned research institutions and industry partners world-wide. The company takes a leading market position, in particular in the field of roll-to-roll vacuum coating equipment. In addition to plant engineering, FHR manufactures planar and tubular sputtering targets and has a powerful service department.