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ITO-Coated Glass

Transparent conductive ITO-coatings on
high quality glass substrates, CEC-Series

Special Properties

Typical Applications

  • Display technology
  • Transparent ITO-electrode
  • ITO-coated microscope slide
  • Circuit substrate
  • Micro structuring application
  • Transparent EMF/EMI/EMC/RFI/HF shielding glass
  • Flat antennas for mobile communication
  • Conducting glass slide for research
  • De-icing applications
  • Heatable ITO slides & cover slips
  • ITO-coated glass plate

Our CEC series of ITO-coatings are used, whenever an electrically conductive surface that at the same time offers a high optical transparency is required. ITO-coating on glass slidesThis is achieved by sputter-coating a thin conductive layer of indium-tin-oxide on high quality glass substrates. Our conductive transparent glass is often used for display technology and micro structuring applications. Other typical applications based on our ITO-glass are the manufacturing of transparent electrodes, integrated invisible flat antennas, antistatic windows, heating and de-icing windows with an optical function, far infrared mirrors and many other unique technical appliances. For research and development, we manufacture ITO-coated microscope slides at almost any common standard or non-standard dimension. Indium-tin oxide has the capability to shield electromagnetic fields. Because of the low electrical sheet resistances we have available, our ITO-coatings therefore are often used for EM-shielding applications, while still transmitting most of the visible light. Our CEC-S and CEC-P series of conductive transparent oxide coatings (CTO coatings), feature a SiO2 passivation layer. This quartz barrier layer is only a few nanometers thick, and is located between the substrate and the indium-tin-oxide-coating. This offers an increased electrical insulation performance and minimizes possible leaching of alkali-oxides from the glass into liquid crystals. The process of coating this SiO2 passivation layer between the ITO thin film coating and the glass substrate, is advantageous for most electronic applications and is efficiently integrated into the production process. It does not add any extra cost to our ITO-coated end product. In addition to our S- and P-type of ITO-coatings, ITO-coated quartz glass (CEC-Q), ITO-coated borosilicate glass (CEC-B), ITO-coated 1737F glass (CEC-A), ITO-coated EAGLE2000 glass (CEC-E) and ITO-coated thin glass (CEC-T) are part of our standard delivery program (see chart on the right). The manufacturing of all ITO-coatings can be customized to your requirements. Substrate material, optical transmission, conductivity, the passivation layer, film thickness of the indium-tin-oxide layer or other technical properties can be adapted to your technical needs on a per-coating-run basis. Please use our coating inquiry form to request your customized ITO-coating. To electrically contact our ITO-coated materials, you can find a conductive adhesive copper tape here.

 

Standard Product Dimensions

Since almost any application requires an individual part size, we deliberately waived to be restricted by standard sizes. All our standard ITO-coatings listed in the adjoining chart, can be manufactured according to your custom size specification within a very short lead time, even at large quantities. At normal production load, any possible dimension will ship within less than a week, which is as quick as it is usually for stock items. No matter whether your ITO-coated glass has a size of only some millimeters, whether it has typical dimensions of microscope slides or it is substantially larger, as required for display applications, all these sizes are possible.

 

In order to request a quotation for any of our ITO-coated materials with individual dimensions, please click the button below. We will typically respond with our quotation within hours:

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Please don't forget to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding our ITO-coated products for additional detailed information.

Specifications

 

Optical Transmission

Typical transmission curves of our ITO-coatings

Substrates

Coating Construction

  • CEC-S and CEC-P coatings:
    • Single side ITO-Coating (Indium-Tin-Oxide)
    • SiO2 passivation layer between ITO-Layer
      and glass substrate:
      - Layer thickness at Rsq ≤ 120Ω/square : ∼ 25nm
      - Layer thickness at Rsq = 500Ω/square : ∼ 65nm
  • CEC-A, CEC-B, CEC-E, CEC-F, CEC-Q, CEC-T and CEC-M coatings:
    • Single side ITO-coating (Indium-Tin-Oxide)
    • Without SiO2 passivation layer

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

For a direct pricing request, please click on the desired thickness in the chart below.
Surface Resistivity Rsq
Product-
code
speci-
fied
(Ω/square)

typical
( Ω/square)

typ.
ITO-film
tk. (nm)
Substrate-
thicknesses
(mm)

Substrate selected HQ-Float Glass
(CECXXXS)

CEC005S
≤5
4,5 310 1,1
CEC007S
≤7
6 260 1,1
CEC010S
≤10
8,5 180 0,7 / 1,1
CEC015S
≤15
12,5 120 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
CEC500S
500±100
500±100 15 0,4 / 0,7 / 1,1

Substrate mechanically polished Float Glass
(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
CEC100P
≤100
80 23 1,1

Substrate 1737 Low Alkali Glass
(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

Substrate Borosilicate Glass
(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

Substrate EAGLE2000 Low Alkali Glass
(CECXXXE)

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

Substrate Float glass
(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

Substrate Quartz Glass, double side polished
(CECXXXQ)

CEC020Q
20±5
20±5 n/a 1,0 / 2,0

Substrate Thin Glass
(CECXXXT)

CEC020T
20±5
20±5 n/a 0,175 / 0,3

Substrate Natural Blank Flashed Opal Glass
(CECXXXM)

CEC020M
20±5
20±5 n/a 3,0
Important Note: Natural Blank Flashed Opal Glass has visible wavy surfaces and might show drawing lines.


Other indium-tin-oxide film thicknesses and sheet resistances (5Ω-1kΩ), custom substrate thicknesses (≥0,1mm) and other glass substrate materials on per-coating-run basis on request.

Refractive Index

  • The total refractive index of our indium-tin-oxide coated glass is unspecified
  • The refractive index of the glass substrate can be found in the data sheet of the respective material
    (see links above)
  • The refractive index of a transparent indium-tin-oxide coatings remains around 1,95 for visible wavelengths

Flatness

  • Depending on substrate material and thickness
  • Other flatness available on request

Surface Quality

  • typ. 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. In addition, please consider our "Notes on technical specifications"