Removal of Vapor Deposition Coatings

Removal of vapor deposition coatings

Glass & coated plastics

Laser cleaning offers a solution for the challenges of removing coatings applied by vapor deposition to glass and other surfaces in the automotive and other industries.

For example, glass treated with infrared reflective coatings for heat protection can be de-coated precisely, efficiently and very fast.

cleanLASER removes TCO coatings from solar panels to create clean edge isolation. The technology is equally effective for similar applications involving TFT monitors and displays.

Glass Decoating with Laser

Clean Molds & Tools used for Applying PVD Coatings (incl. plasma vaporization systems)

Laser cleaning removes PVD coatings from production parts as well as the tools and systems used for their application. Our technology removes these coating from tools, molds, fixtures, sensors and the inside of reaction chambers that become covered during the PVD application process and so require regular cleaning.

cleanLASER gently and effectively cleans these tools without harm to the base material. Laser cleaning is effective on surfaces that are hot or cold. This save time and energy related to reaction chamber heat-up/cool down cycles and increases the system’s service efficiency considerably.

Instead of cleaning a chamber interior with solvents, abrasive tools and grit blasting that can damage surfaces, laser cleaning de-coats reaction chambers interiors in a way that’s dust-free and is safe for weld seams and joints and sensitive components.

    • Precise & efficient
    • Gentle & safe
    • Fast & clean

Typical Applications

    • Decoating for attachment of functional features, e.g. inserting antenna structures into glass
    • Creating voids in coatings for radio waves & radar
    • Decoating solar panels
    • Decoating edges for adhesive bonding pre-treatment
    • Cleaning of workpiece carriers and glass and metal covers used in plasma chambers (e.g. cooling and ceiling panels)
  • Applications in the semiconductor industry


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