Umicore is a leading developer and manufacturer of sputtering targets and evaporation materials for all microelectronic / optical applications. The extensive product portfolio is supported by an excellent recycling program, state-of-the-art R&D, local sales offices and customer service centers around the world. Thanks to innovation, creativity, and a worldwide close co-operation with customers, system manufacturers, and research laboratories, Umicore offers a unique expertise in the development of materials for current and future customer needs and profiles itself as a one-stop-solution supplier for the microelectronic / optical world. Our location in Balzers, Liechtenstein is certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards, to guarantee the highest and most consistent product reliability.
Umicore Thin Film Products - Materials for a Better Life
Umicore Thin Film Products is one of the leading producers of materials for high vacuum coating. This section of our web site is organized into the following sections:
A Leader in Coating Materials
Umicore Thin Film Products, a globally active business unit within the Umicore Group, is one of the leading producers of materials for high vacuum coating with more than 50 years experience in this field.
The product portfolio of Umicore Thin Film Products covers a wide range of highly effective evaporation materials, sputtering targets, and accessories for Optics, Wear Protection, Microelectronics, and Large Area Coating applications.
The Umicore Group has industrial operations on all continents and serves a global customer base; it generated a turnover of EUR 9.8 billion (EUR 2.4 billion excluding metal) in 2013 and currently employs some 14,000 people.
More than Fifty Years of Experience
Umicore is the name of what was once called Union Minière, a Belgian company with a two-century-old tradition in extracting, refining, and transforming non-ferrous metals. Umicore has shifted its core activities from mining and the production of commodity metals to the production, marketing, and recycling of metal-based specialty materials.
In mid 2002, Umicore acquired three companies and merged them together. These acquisitions were merged into the new business unit Umicore Thin Film Products and enabled Umicore to expand its activities in the field of thin film technologies.
Umicore Thin Film Products is now one of the leading producers and suppliers of materials for high vacuum coating with more than 50 years of experience in the field. Our product portfolio includes sputtering targets, evaporation materials, and accessories for Optics, Wear Protection, Microelectronics and Semiconductors, Large Area Coatings.
As a member of the Umicore Group, Umicore Thin Film Products is in an ideal position to further extend its leading market position.
Committed to our Vision: 'Materials for a Better Life'
Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are centred on four business areas: Catalysis, Energy Materials, Performance Materials and Recycling. Each business area is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.
Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaics, fuel cells, and recycling. Umicore’s overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.
Umicore is committed to sustainable development and has adopted high economic, environmental and social behavior standards.
Mission Statement of Umicore Thin Film Products:
- We want to be recognized as an innovative leader in the development, manufacturing, sales, and recycling of materials for
thin film applications.
- We are committed to customer satisfaction through competitive high quality products and services.
- We work in close cooperation with selected partners.
- We work in teams using integrity and trust, open communication and creativity, fairness and respect.
- We want to derive pride, satisfaction, and fun from our work.
- We are accountable for the environmental and social impact of our operations and we adopt high standards in our business
and personal ethics.
- We are operating in an environmentally responsible way without any compromise on occupational health and safety.
Perfection Requires the Highest Standards
Umicore Thin Film Products is certified in accordance with international quality standards (ISO & OHSAS). Our quality management system is an integrated element of our corporate culture.
Quality is an asset found in our products and in our services. While we maintain the strictest standards regarding production and supply, we also support and encourage change and innovation.
Close cooperation with customers and suppliers
We systematically and continuously develop our quality management system in order to steadily improve the quality standards in our company. It is our declared intention to provide excellent products and services based on the EFQM model (European Foundation for Quality Management).
We are committed to ensure customer satisfaction through high-quality products and services. With our customers and suppliers we cultivate a cooperative relationship based on partnership.
Committed to Partnership and Expertise in Materials
Drawing on our longstanding experience in the field of coating materials for high vacuum applications, Umicore's expertise in metals-related materials, and our close relationship with system manufacturers and research institutes, we develop and supply products for our customers' cutting edge technologies. Our comprehensive service includes technical support, recycling, and precious metals management.
At Umicore Thin Film Products:
- Customer satisfaction, investor satisfaction, and employee satisfaction are always top priority.
- Availability, comparability, on time service, and a total commitment to quality are our primary objectives.
- We aim for steady growth while maintaining flexibility and an eye on the future.