New Products Hold Promise for Future Growth Platforms
eStainlessTM is a unique metal composite comprised of a lightweight, highly conductive aluminum core within stiff outer skins of stainless steel. The composite’s combination of weight, stiffness and thermal properties make it an excellent alternative to conventional stainless steels used for structural components in consumer electronics—a significant market opportunity.
eStainless is manufactured using Materion’s new Gamma CladTM process which metallurgically bonds coils of a unique composite that is capable of deep drawing. The Gamma Clad platform is anticipated to generate a broad family of new-to-the-world clad products that could find applications in automotive and industrial products as well as electronic devices.