By coating glass substrates with Indium tin oxide (ITO) surfaces can be given a high transparency and low surface resistance, as well as conductive properties.
The manufacture of ITO glass has resulted in a large selection of products suitable for many useful applications.
Indium tin oxide is a transparent conducting oxide composed of indium, tin and oxygen that can applied to substrates such as glass.
ITO is one of the most widely used transparent conducting oxides because of its electrical conductivity and optical transparency.
With their offering of a diverse range of indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass options, Diamond Coatings have established themselves as globally market-leading indium tin oxide glass suppliers.
ITO Glass Manufacturer
When ITO coatings where first introduced, maintaining substrates’ optical clarity while achieving high conductivity (i.e. low sheet resistances) meant deposition of the indium tin oxide had to be done at temperatures of at least 374° F/190° C.
For obvious reasons, this meant these coatings were almost exclusively applied glass substrates. Today, developments have led to the use of a wide range of substrates.
DIAMOX Indium tin oxide (ITO) coatings are produced by low temperature vacuum deposition. The ITO is a highly conductive transparent coating and is available deposited on to glass or plastic substrates including polycarbonate, acrylic and polyester.
A flexible system for handling the substrate enables both flat and shaped, as well as a range of injected moulded parts, to be coated.
Customers requiring ITO coated glass for any application must first consider the glass substrate most suited to their requirements.
Diamond Coatings offer a comprehensive choice of ITO glass types and glass substrate options including:
- Soda Lime Glass
- Toughened Soda Lime Glass Options
- Borosilicate Glass
- Fused Silica & Quartz Glass
- BK7 Glass
- Fully dimensioned
- Profiled to meet specific customer requirements (i.e. with chamfer edges)
- With holes and cut-outs
- Polished to suit specific flatness and optical requirements
Further enhancements like printed borders/graphics and/or anti-glare finishes can also be provided.
ITO Glass Suppliers
Operating from state-of-the-art vacuum coating plants in the UK and USA, Diamond Coatings combine innovation, research and development with cutting edge technology to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality optical and ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) coatings on a range of substrate options.
We service a global customer base across industries and Diamond Coatings supply an extensive range of products, including, but not limited to:
- Capacitive switches, conductive tapes and conductive PET films
- Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and anti-reflection (AR) Coatings
- Heated windows, ITO plastic and touchscreens
- RFI/EMI shielding filters and more
Diamond Coatings also supply an extensive range of ITO glass slides and coverslips.
Diamond coatings were recently awarded as the winner of the ‘Best ITO & Optical Coatings Company 2019’ award by Corporate Vision Magazine (CVM), at the Business Innovation Awards.
For more detailed information on suitable options for your intended application, please get in touch with our experts.