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ITO-Coated Glass

Transparent conductive indium-tin-oxide coatings
CEC-Series

Special Properties

  • Electrically conductive, optically transparent coating
  • High light transmission from the visible to near infrared range
  • Sputter coated Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) thin film coating
  • Coated on quality glass substrates
  • SiO2 passivation layer (CEC–S & CEC–P series)
  • Low microroughness
  • Excellent homogeneity of the electrical surface resistance
  • Reflective at higher infrared wavelengths
  • Good uniformity of optical transmittance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance and coating-adhesion
  • Can be structured by laser or etching

Typical Applications

  • Components of display technology (LCD / OLED displays)
  • Transparent ITO electrodes
  • ITO-coated microscope slides for science,
    Research and Development
  • Circuit substrates for electronics
  • Microscope heating stages
  • Microstructuring applications
  • Anode for organic LED (OLED)
  • Coatings for touchscreen displays
  • Transparent EMF/EMI/EMC/RFI and HF shielding glass
  • Flat antennas for mobile communication devices
  • Conductive glass slides for research
  • ITO-coated coverslips and cover glasses
  • Organic solar cells
  • De-icing windows
  • Heatable ITO-glass slides and coverslips
  • Infrared mirrors

 

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The ITO-coatings from our CEC series are used wherever a glass with an electrically conductive surface with high optical transparency is required. We achieve these properties by sputter coating a thin conductive indium tin oxide layer to a high-quality glass substrate.

Transparent and conductive ITO-coatings on glass slidesOur conductive transparent ITO-glass materials offer excellent optical transmission. They are often the basis of touchscreens as well as organic LEDs (OLED) and LCD displays. And there are many more applications for our ITO-coatings. They are used, for example, for the manufacturing of transparent electrodes, integrated invisible flat antennas in mobile communication devices, anti-static glass, heating and de-icing windows, and similar. Indium-tin-oxide coated glass can also be used as an infrared reflector because ITO-coatings with low surface resistivity reflects the higher IR-wavelengths efficiently. Moreover, there are various other interesting technical applications for ITO-coated glass in industry, science, research, and development.

Indium-tin-oxide coatings offer the capability of shielding electromagnetic fields. Due to the available low electrical surface resistances, many of our ITO-coatings can be used as EM-shielding windows which must be capable to pass through visible light. For scientific and development applications such as microstructuring or photovoltaics research, we manufacture ITO-coated slides and cover glasses based on ITO-coatings listed in the table on this spec-sheet in any size commonly used in science. However, also custom dimensions are of course possible.

All CTO coatings (CTO = conductive, transparent oxide) of our CEC-S and CEC-P material feature a SiO2 passivation layer. This quartz barrier coating, which is only a few nanometers thick, is located between the glass substrate and the indium-tin-oxide thin film. The passivation layer provides high electrical insulation and minimizes the possible leaching of alkali oxides from the glass substrate material into liquid crystals. This feature is an essential requirement for the longevity of liquid crystal displays (LCD) and is advantageous for various other applications, not only in electronics. The additional SiO2 coating process increases quality without adding any cost, as it is integrated efficiently into the production process of our ITO-coated glass.

In addition to our popular S- and P-type of ITO-coatings, we manufacture ITO-coated quartz glass (CEC-Q), ITO-coated borosilicate glass (CEC-B), ITO-coated 1737F glass (CEC-A), ITO-coated EAGLE2000 glass (CEC-E), ITO-coated thin glass (CEC-T), and our new double side coated CEC-SD ITO-glass. These are our standard ITO-coatings (see table on this website for details about these products).

However, if you search for ITO-coatings with other film thicknesses or based on other substrate materials or surface resistances not listed in the table, we also offer customized ITO-coatings according to your requirements. We can use other glass materials and adapt the optical transmission, electrical conductivity, the passivation layer, layer thickness of the indium tin oxide coatings and other technical properties to your required specifications in a separate coating run. Also, you can order backside anti-reflection coatings which are optionally possible for some of our ITO-coated materials per coating run. Please contact us for detailed information about our custom coating services or use our coating inquiry form to request a quote for your customized ITO-coatings.

 

Standard Dimensions

Since almost every application requires an individual part size, we deliberately waived to be restricted to standard dimensions. Most of our indium-tin-oxide coatings listed in the table can be manufactured according to your custom size specification within a short delivery time even in large quantities. With average production load, we produce all possible part sizes in less than a week, so they can usually be delivered just as quickly as stock items with fixed dimensions. In particularly urgent cases, our 48h express service is also available for an extra charge for most of our ITO glasses. No matter whether the ITO-coated glass product you search for has a size of only some millimeters, as required for small organic LED displays (OLED), whether you need substantially larger dimensions, or if you need the typical size of microscope slides used in science, all these sizes are possible.

 

To request a quotation for any of our ITO-coatings with individual dimensions, please use the button below or click on the desired thickness in the table to open an inquiry form with the selected material. You will quickly receive our detailed quotation:

 

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Visit our ITO-glass FAQ web page for more detailed information and additional support on our indium tin oxide-coatings and services around ITO coatings:
ITO-Coatings: Frequently Asked Questions

 

For additional customer support and information about our indium-tin-oxide coated products, please use our information request form or send us an email.

 

Specifications

 

Optical Transmission

ITO-coatings transmittance graphs preview

Typical transmission curves of our ITO-coatings
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Substrates & Product Naming

Coating Construction

  • CEC-S and CEC-P coatings:
    • Single side electrically conductive transparent ITO-coating (Indium-Tin-Oxide)
    • SiO2 passivation layer coated between 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 electrically conductive transparent ITO-coating (Indium-Tin-Oxide)
    • No SiO2 passivation layer
  • CEC-SD coatings (New product!):
    • Double side coated electrically conductive transparent ITO-coating (Indium-Tin-Oxide)
    • SiO2 passivation layer coated between ITO-layers and glass substrate:
      Each SiO2 layer thickness ∼ 20 nm

ITO contacting options

 

The following table shows all currently available ITO-coated stock materials (updated daily):

For a quick quote request click on the desired ITO glass thickness in the last column of the table.
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
NEW Product!
Selected HQ-Float Glass
substrate,
double side ITO-coated
(CECXXXSD)

CEC050SD
50±10
50±10 34 0,55


Mechanically 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±5
20±5 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


Quartz Glass substrate, double side polished
(CECXXXQ)

CEC020Q
20±6
20±6 n/a 1,0 / 2,0


Thin Glass Substrate
(CECXXXT)

CEC020T
20±5
20±5 n/a 0,175 / 0,3

Other indium-tin-oxide film thickness or ITO-surface resistivity (5 Ω-1 kΩ), custom glass thicknesses (≥ 0,1 mm), other substrate materials, or backside anti-reflection coatings on batch basis are available per request. Please contact us for further information about our custom ITO-coating services.

You can contact our ITO-coatings, for example, by spring contacts, with suitable conductive silver paint or with copper adhesive tape. If you search for an option to contact the indium-tin-oxide layer, you might wish to order our conductive adhesive copper tape which we sell exclusively to any ITO-glass customer.

Refractive Index

  • The total refractive index of our indium-tin-oxide coated glass is unspecified
  • The refractive index of the glass substrates can be found in the data-sheet of the respective substrate glass materials (see links above)
  • The refractive index of transparent indium-tin-oxide coatings 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, Tape test)

 

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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