Home Services Material Recycling and Reclamation Shield Cleaning LOWERING CUSTOMERS TOTAL COST OF SHIELD OWNERSHIP Materion’s proprietary advanced surface coating extends shield life, especially in particulate-sensitive PVD processes that deposit materials like tungsten, tantalum or chromium. Coatings are applied with our robotic twin wire arc spray service which creates a protective layer to ease deposition removal and minimize chamber particulates. This coating helps increase the lifetime of shields by reducing cleaning cycles, and ultimately lowering our customers’ total cost of ownership. PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH A DISTINCT COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Materion’s advanced shield kit coating services give our customers distinct competitive advantages, including: Extended processing times between shield kit changes improve equipment utilization Longer shield kit lives reduce inventory and cleaning costs Less frequent chemical cleanings reduce environmental impact and improve overall sustainability LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN SHIELD CLEANING SERVICES Materion delivers technical expertise based on more than 100 years of experience in refining, recycling and recovery of precious metals. Our team of R&D experts is continuously exploring new methods of shield cleaning to increase value for our customers. Contact Our Experts to learn more about our shield cleaning services.