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FHR to deliver roll-to-roll vacuum coating system for the production of thermal protection films. The client from the field of window films is a Chinese customer

Ottendorf-Okrilla, 17 March 2015 – Retrofitted thermal protection films for windows and glass façades in existing residential buildings, commercial buildings and industrial buildings offer great energy saving potential and are seen as an important tool in the fight against climate change. FHR Anlagenbau has signed a contract to supply a Chinese customer with a roll-to-roll vacuum coating system of type FHR.Roll.1600-PVD, and production of this system has now commenced.

The production system uses sputtering technology and is designed for the deposition of a translucent combination of metal and oxide layers that reflect infrared thermal radiation (low-e coating) on plastic films with a width of 1600 mm. "With this contract, we have once again underlined our competence and leading position in the market for industrial coating systems for flexible film substrates", comments CEO Dr Reinhard Fendler on this sales success.

About FHR Anlagenbau GmbH

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.