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ITO Coatings

Transparent conductive indium tin oxide coated glass

CEC-Series

Special Properties

  • Highly transparent and electrically conductive coating
  • Excellent optical transmittance from the visible to the near-infrared wavelength range
  • Sputtered indium tin oxide thin-film
  • Coated on high-quality glass substrates
  • SiO2 passivation layer (CEC–S & CEC–P series)
  • Low microroughness
  • High electrical surface resistance homogeneity
  • Reflective for infrared wavelengths
  • High uniformity of transmission
  • Excellent abrasion resistance and coating adhesion
  • Structuring by laser or etching processes possible

Typical Applications

  • LCD and OLED displays
  • ITO-coated microscope slides for science and research
  • Micro structuring applications
  • Heatable microscope tables and slides
  • Coverslips for medical technology
  • Conductive coatings for touch screens and touch-sensitive display technology
  • Circuit substrates for electronics
  • Microscope heating stages
  • Anodes for organic LEDs (OLED)
  • Translucent electrodes and capacitors
  • EMF/EMI/EMC/RFI and HF shielding glass
  • Flat antennas for digital mobile communication devices
  • Conductive object carriers & cover glasses
  • Optical windows for space applications
  • Organic solar cells
  • Reflective infrared filters
  • Coatings for de-icing windows
  • Infrared mirrors

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Our indium tin oxide coatings are a perfect choice whenever a glass with an electrically conductive surface and high optical transmission is required. We achieve these properties by applying a thin conductive ITO layer to high-quality glass substrates using sputter coating technology.

Transparent and conductive ITO-coatings on glassIndium tin oxide coatings provide excellent optical transmission. They work in touch screens, LCD-displays in digital devices and form the anode of most organic LEDs (OLED). Furthermore, they represent a perfect solution for manufacturing transparent electrodes, integrated invisible flat antennas in mobile communication devices, anti-static glass, heating- and anti-icing windows, organic solar cells, and a wide range of similar applications. Besides, indium tin oxide films with low resistance are reflective in the upper infrared wavelength range. They can also work as IR-mirrors and FIR-filters in the infrared spectrum. Furthermore, conductive indium tin oxide coatings can shield electromagnetic fields. Due to their low electrical surface resistivities, many of our ITO coatings are an ideal solution for the construction of EM protection windows that must transmit visible light and shield electromagnetic radio waves.

For scientific applications, our company supplies ITO-coated slides and coverslips based on the coatings listed in the table on this page in any standard laboratory size. So whether you use the formats, such as used in microscopy, or whether you need ITO glass sheets with particular dimensions for photovoltaic research, all this is possible. Our ITO-coated products have also proven to be an excellent solution for micro-structuring and patterning applications. You can structure our ITO-glass by laser or etching technology. On request, we are pleased to share the etching recommendations for our indium tin oxide coatings.

All CTO coatings (CTO = conductive transparent oxide) of our CEC-S and CEC-P series feature a SiO2 passivation layer. This quartz barrier layer is only a few nanometers thick. It is located between the glass substrate and the indium tin oxide thin film so that ITO remains the top layer and is only in direct contact with the high purity quartz layer and not with the substrate glasses. This passivation layer prevents the otherwise occurring leaching of alkali oxides from a soda-lime glass into liquid crystals. It is a crucial feature for the longevity of liquid crystal displays (LCD) and a great advantage not only for displays and electronics. The SiO2 layer increases product performance without increasing cost, as it is integrated efficiently into the coating process. The perfect alkali-ion shielding performance achieved with the SiO2 layer is superior to any other technology or coating process lacking a barrier layer.

In addition to the popular S- and P-series, we fabricate a wide range of other indium tin oxide coatings based on more exotic glass types. This includes ITO-coated optical grade quartz glass (CEC-Q), ITO coated borosilicate glass (CEC-B), 1737F ITO-glass (CEC-A), EAGLE2000 ITO-glass (CEC-E), ITO coated thin glass (CEC-T), and our double side coated CEC-SD ITO-coatings. This wide range of our standard indium tin oxide coatings is usually always in stock. (see table on this website for specifications and deliverable thicknesses)

However, if you search for ITO-coatings with customized film-thicknesses based on different glass types or surface resistivities not listed in the table, we also coat to your requirements in a dedicated coating run. The same applies to index-matched ITO and backside anti-reflective coatings, which are optional for some materials. To get a quote for a custom ITO-coated glass, please use our coating inquiry form to contact us with your specifications.

 

Standard Dimensions

Since almost every application requires a particular part dimension, we have deliberately not limited our delivery program to a few fixed sizes. Most of our indium tin oxide coatings listed in the table can be fabricated according to your size specification rapidly, even if larger quantities are needed. With the average production load, we process all possible dimensions in less than a week, so they usually ship just as quickly as stock items with fixed dimensions. The delivery time for those custom sizes is even shorter with our 48-hour express service, which we offer on-demand for an additional charge.

No matter whether you search for a small ITO coated glass, as often required for small organic LED displays (OLED), whether you need larger dimensions for organic solar cells, or if you want a typical microscope slides size used in science. All these sizes are possible.

Please use the button below or click on the desired thickness in the table to directly open an inquiry form with the selected material to request a quotation for our indium tin oxide coatings with custom dimensions. You will quickly receive our detailed quote.

 

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Specifications


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transmission spectra of all ITO-coatings

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Stock ITO glass materials

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Surface Resistivity Rsq


Product code


specified
(Ω/square)


typical
(Ω/square)
typical
ITO film thickness (nm)
available
glass
thicknesses
(mm)

Selected HQ-Float Glass substrate
(CECXXXS)

CEC005S
≤ 5
4,5 310 1,1
CEC007S
≤ 7
6 260 1,1
CEC010S
≤ 10
8,5 180 0,7 / 1,1
CEC017S
≤ 17
14 110 1,1
CEC020S
≤ 20
15 100 0,7 / 1,1
CEC030S
≤ 30
24 65 1,1
CEC040S
≤ 40
30 50 1,1
CEC050S
≤ 50
40 40 1,1
CEC100S
≤ 100
80 23 0,55 / 0,7 / 1,1
CEC120S
≤ 120
100 21 0,7 / 1,1
CEC300S
300±50
300±50 20 1,8
CEC500S
500±100
500±100 15 0,3 / 0,4 / 0,7 / 1,1 / 1,8

Selected HQ-Float Glass
substrate,
double side ITO coated
(CECXXXSD)

CEC050SD
50±10
50±10 34 0,55


Polished Float Glass substrate
(CECXXXP)

CEC005P
≤ 5
4,5 310 0,5 / 0,7
CEC007P
≤ 7
6 260 0,4 / 0,7
CEC010P
≤ 10
8,5 180 0,4 / 1,1
CEC015P ≤ 15 12,5 120 0,4
CEC020P
≤ 20
15 100 1,1
CEC030P
≤ 30
24 65 0,4 / 1,1
CEC050P
≤ 50
40 40 1,1
CEC060P ≤ 60 50 33 0,55
CEC080P
≤ 80
65 25 0,4


1737 Low Alkali Glass substrate
(CECXXXA)

CEC010A 10±2,5 10±2,5 n/a 1,1
CEC020A 20±5 20±5 n/a 0,7 / 1,1
CEC025A 25±6 25±6 n/a 0,7 / 1,1


Borosilicate Glass substrate
(CECXXXB)

CEC007B
7±2
7±2 n/a 1,1
CEC010B
10±3
10±3 n/a 1,1 / 1,75 / 2,0 / 3,3 / 5,0
CEC020B
20±6
20±6 n/a 0,7 / 1,1 / 3,3

EAGLE2000 Low Alkali Glass substrate
(CECXXXE)

CEC010E 10±3 10±3 n/a 1,1
CEC020E
20±5
20±5 n/a 1,1


Float glass substrate
(CECXXXF)

CEC005F 5±1 5±1 n/a 1,0
CEC007F 7±2 7±2 n/a 1,0
CEC010F 10±3 10±3 n/a 1,0 / 2,0 / 3,0
CEC015F
15±4,5
15±4,5 n/a 1,0 / 3,0
CEC020F
20±6
20±6 n/a 1,0
CEC050F
50±12,5
50±12,5 n/a 1,0
CEC100F
100±25
100±25 n/a 0,7 / 1,0


Optics-grade quartz glass substrate
double side polished
(CECXXXQ)

CEC020Q
20±6
20±6 n/a 1,0


Thin Glass Substrate
(CECXXXT)

CEC020T
20±5
20±5 n/a 0,175 / 0,3


Custom indium tin oxide film-thicknesses, substrate types, glass thicknesses (≥ 0,1 mm), ITO-surface resistivities (5 Ω-1 kΩ), or backside anti-reflection coatings are possible on a batch basis per request. Please contact us for further details about our ITO coating services.

We control the thickness of the ITO-layer of all CEC–S, CEC–P, and CEC–SD coatings with an in-situ process. We make all other more exotic coatings in a smaller coating machine. Hence, the film-thickness isn't a process-controlled parameter for these materials. We only control the surface resistivity and the transmissivity of these coatings. Therefore these coatings show "n/a" in the "typical film-thickness" table column.

For contacting our ITO coatings, you can use spring contacts, suitable conductive silver paint, or our adhesive copper tape. You might wish to add our conductive adhesive copper tape to your ITO glass order.

Substrate Materials

Coating Construction

  • CEC-S and CEC-P coatings:
    • Single side ITO coating (Indium Tin Oxide)
    • SiO2 passivation layer coated between the ITO layer and glass substrate:
      - Layer thickness at Rsq ≤ 120 Ω/square : ∼ 25 nm
      - Layer thickness at Rsq = 500 Ω/square : ∼ 65 nm
  • CEC-A, CEC-B, CEC-E, CEC-F, CEC-Q, and CEC-T
    ITO coatings:
    • Single side ITO coating (Indium Tin Oxide)
    • No SiO2 passivation layer
  • CEC-SD ITO coatings:
    • double side ITO coated (Indium Tin Oxide)
    • SiO2 passivation layer coated between ITO layers and glass substrate:
      Each SiO2 layer thickness ∼ 20 nm

Refractive Index

  • The total refractive index of our indium tin oxide coated glass is unspecified.
  • You can find the glass substrates' refractive index in the respective substrate glass specifications
    (see links above).
  • The refractive index of transparent indium tin oxide films remains around 1,95 for visible wavelengths.

Flatness

  • Depending on substrate glass and thickness
  • Specified flatness available on request

Surface Quality

  • Better than 80-50 scratch & dig (MIL-0-13830A)
  • Other on request

Other Specifications

  • According to MIL-C-675 A (4.6.11, Rubber test)
  • According to MIL-M-13508 (4.4.6, Tesa test)

Contacting options for ITO coatings

For additional customer support and further information about our indium tin oxide coated material portfolio, please use our information request form or contact us by email.

 

All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider our "Notes on technical specifications".

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