Home Products Thin Film Deposition Materials PVD Thin Film Consumables Thermotech TE Epoxy SILVER-FILLED PASTE PROVIDES SUPERIOR TARGET BONDING Sputtering operations place higher demands on the bond between target and plate. Materion addresses these needs with its Thermotech TE Vacuum Paste, a silver-filled paste that is an electrically conductive high-vacuum compound specifically manufactured for bonding sputtering targets. It combines excellent thermal and electrical properties with a low vapor pressure sealant that will withstand the high vacuum operating temperature ranges. DC SPUTTERING OPERATIONS COMPATIBLE AND OTHER ADVANTAGES Thermotech TE Vacuum Paste is a unique target sealant that has good electrical conductivity making it compatible with Direct Current (DC) sputtering operations and offers the following benefits: Provides substantially better bonding and target cooling Does not contain silicone and is non-hardening Withstands higher operating temperature ranges Absorbs grease and other impurities on metal surfaces Cleans up easily and completely with acetone or methanol Available in single-use kits based on target size TECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF THERMOTECH TE VACUUM PASTE When our silver-filled paste is applied, it flows into small scratches and surface imperfections of the sputtering target and its cooling plate. This creates a smooth, level surface that allows for superior bonding to occur. The technical properties of Thermotech TE Vacuum Paste are listed in the chart below. Property Value Operating Temperature Range 10OC to 160OC Vapor Pressure @ 20OC 2 x 10-9 Torr Density 1.97 g/cc Color Gray Learn more from Materion Engineers about our unique silver-filled paste and how Thermotech TE Vacuum Paste can enhance target bonding in your sputtering operation.