SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. operates as a supplier and manufacturer of advanced materials for physical vapor deposition (PVD) thin film applications. The company focuses on specific markets within the PVD industry (photonics, thin film solar, thin film battery and transparent electronics). Through partnerships with end users and original equipment manufacturers the company develops customized solutions. The company has developed new products for the thin film solar market. Its new materials are transparent conductive oxides. It develops are transparent conductive oxides systems for the solar and glass markets and added domestic and international customers for these products. Ceramics The company produces ceramic powders through various different processing techniques, including solid state and precipitation. Ceramic targets can also be produced in various ways depending on the end user applications. Production techniques include sintering, cold isostatic pressing and hot pressing. Most of the company’s products are manufactured from component chemicals and metal oxides supplied by various vendors. Metals The company produces metal sputtering targets and backing plates. The targets are bonded to the backing plates for application in the PVD industry. These targets can be produced by casting, hot pressing and machining of metals and metal alloys depending on the application. Applications for metal targets are highly varied from applying decorative coatings for end uses, such as sink faucets to the production of various electronic, photonic and semiconductor products. The company purchases various metals of reasonable high purity (often above 99.9%) for its applications. Marketing and Sales Europe and Asia, as well as the Americas, have high demand for sputtering targets. It has a distributor for Japan. The company uses various distribution channels to reach end user markets, including direct sales by its employees, independent manufacturers’ representatives in the United States, and independent distributors and manufacturers’ representatives for international markets. Suppliers Principal suppliers in 2013 were Silicon HQ, Sincemat Company, and Johnson Matthey. Competition The company competes with Tosoh, Materion Corporation Kurt Lesker and Heraeus. Intellectual Property The company received a patent for Fine-Particle Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Having High Phase Purity made by a Chemical Precipitation and Low-Pressure Calcination method from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Environmental Matters The company handles all materials according to Federal, State and Local environmental regulations and includes Material Safety Data Sheets. History SCI Engineered Materials, Inc., an Ohio corporation, was founded in 1987. The company was incorporated in 1987.
sci engineered materials inc
2839 Charter Street
Columbus, OH 43228
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