July 2017
To our loyal SVC stakeholders:  It has recently come to our attention that various individuals and organizations are purporting to offer the attendee list of the 60th TechCon (Providence) for sale.  This list is not available for sale and the SVC has no relationship with anyone to offer such a list for sale.  Please do not respond to these emails and delete them immediately as there is a suspicion that this is simply a sophisticated phishing attack.   If you do receive an email please alert us to that fact.
Corporate Sponsor News
INFICON with Strong First Half-year 2017

INFICON Holding AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN) expects sales of around US $182 million (based on preliminary figures for the first half year 2017). This is an increase versus the same period of last year of near 25%. 
Fil-Tech Inc. Has a New Logo

Fil-Tech Inc. announces it new logo for 2017 and on line ordering coming soon.  Visit our modern, user-friendly website with a convenient product catalog search for Quality Crystals® 6MHz, Liquid Plating Crystals, sensor heads and feedthroughs, FT704 fluid, electron beam gun and ion source parts, and vacuum measurement gauges. 

Pfeiffer Vacuum Breaking Ground on Service Center of Excellence

Pfeiffer Vacuum has broken ground in Nashua, NH, on a two-story 27,000 square foot building that will house the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care. In parallel, the existing 24,000 square foot building will be converted to a Service Center of Excellence.
ULVAC Technologies Opens California Office


The ULVAC Silicon Valley office location gives west coast customers easier access to the company's sales and service operations. The new location will include a vacuum pump and leak detector repair center to serve the regional customer base.

Vergason Technology Inc.’s Press-Side® 38 Selected for Medical Shielding Application

A leading international medical component manufacturer recently purchased VTI’s new Press-Side®38 Rapid Cycle Metallizing System to apply a physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating for a challenging shielding application.  Vergason’s custom-built coating systems are capable of applying any alloy or metal (including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and nickel) in a single or multiple layers, meeting the requirements of even the most demanding shielding project. 

MDC Now Offering Edwards Vacuum Pumps – Will Offer Full Vacuum Pump Product Line

MDC Vacuum Products, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be distributing the Edwards product line, allowing us to offer their complete line of vacuum pumps to our customers. Edwards, part of Atlas Copco Group, is a world leader in vacuum pump equipment development and manufacturing; and a leading supplier to the world’s most advanced industries. Edwards invented the concept of the low-maintenance, cost-effective, commercial oil-free ‘dry’ vacuum pump and offers a wide range of other pumping technologies, and related products.

Applied Vacuum Adds Operations Manager To Support Continued Business Growth

Anderson Dahlen - Applied Vacuum Division is excited to announce that Don Moore has joined our team as Operations Manager. He will be primarily responsible for manufacturing at our Waconia facility, as well as involvement with vacuum projects at Anderson Dahlen’s recently expanded facility in Ramsey, MN.

Solayer GmbH appoints VP Sales for USA

With two decades of experience in production equipment business, Wolfgang Jeutter carries strong expertise in sales, business development and marketing. Mr. Jeutter will be based in Exeter, RI and anchor the sales and service of vacuum coating equipment and components.
KJLC® Announces European Partnership with Brooks Automation

The Kurt J. Lesker Company® is pleased to announce that they are now a key distributor in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Russia for Brooks Automation’s industry leading CTI Brand of Cryopumps, Waterpumps, and Helium Compressors, excluding the semiconductor market.  Brooks Automation is a world renowned company that manufactures technically superior Cryogenic Vacuum pumps and accessories.   
Telemark Cryogenics Sets New Record

Telemark Cryogenics (Division of Telemark) has set a new company record for Telemark Cryochiller Water-trap systems delivered to a single customer.

Telemarks’ “highly skilled” manufacturing team recently fulfilled an order for 300+ units to a single customer. Telemark Cryogenics has “raised the bar” for on-time delivery, service and performance.

Toray Plastics (America) Announces Two Promotions in the Torayfan® Polypropylene Film Division

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. announces two promotions in its Torayfan® Division: Amanda Whaley has been promoted to the position of Key Accounts Manager, and Tammy Williamson is now an Associate Product Manager. Whaley most recently served Toray as a Product Manager in that division, a position she had held since June 2015. She will be responsible for managing strategic accounts. Whaley joined Toray in 2012 and holds a B.A. in marketing from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Williamson most recently served the company as a Sales and Marketing Analyst, a position she had held since August 2015. As an Associate Product Manager she is now responsible for overseeing marketing activities for strategic products. Williamson joined Toray in 2010 and has a B.S. in business from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  
Product Spotlight

SVC Spotlight


Meet Wilmert De Bosscher, CTO of Soleras Advanced Coatings

SVC Board Member

Wilmert has been a frequent contributor and presenter at the annual SVC TechCon event over the last decades.  He takes part in the Large Area Coatings TAC for more than 10 years and received an SVC Recognition Award in 2013.

Wilmert is a member of the International Organizing Committee of the ICCG and contributes to AIMCAL, where he received the John Matteucci Award for Technical Excellence in 2015.

Wilmert De Bosscher holds a PhD in Solid State Physics and Plasma Physics from Ghent University and has been active in the vacuum coating industry for more than 30 years.  He has been instrumental in the development and introduction of rotatable magnetron sputtering technology into the glass coating industry.  He has been author for many scientific publications and granted patents.

Since 2012, Wilmert is CTO of Soleras Advanced Coatings.
Soleras Advanced Coatings is a leading global provider of advanced materials and solutions used in the deposition of thin film coatings being used in a wide variety of applications.

SVC Spotlight


Meet Frank Papa,  US Business and Technology Manager for Gencoa LTD

SVC Board Member

Frank has been presenting at the SVC for over 11 years and is a member of the Emerging Technologies TAC.  He has also been on the Meet the Experts Panel and a moderator for the “Modern Source Development” technical breakfast forum. 

Frank is a session chair for the DLC session at the ICMCTF and is also active with the AIMCAL conference.

He holds a BS and MS in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State University and has been active in the vacuum coatings industry for more than 23 years.  He has worked on source and process development for hard, piezoelectric and diamond coatings at various companies in the US and Europe over his career.

Frank is currently the US Business and Technology Manager for Gencoa LTD.

Gencoa is a market leader in PVD/PACVD sources and process monitoring and control.

Fil-Tech Supplies Vacuum Measurement Quartz Crystals and Liquid Plating Crystals

Visit our website with on line ordering coming soon, to find savings on Quality Crystals® 6MHz, Liquid Plating Crystals, sensor heads and feedthroughs, FT704 fluid, electron beam gun and ion source parts, and vacuum measurement gauges. NEW Pirani Gauges.  
Vergason Technology, Inc. Offers EMI/RFI/ESD Shielding Services and Equipment

Electronic shielding applications are growing with the expanded use of plastic housings due to the required cost and weight reductions of metal counterparts.  Complex shapes can be coated by physical vapor deposition (PVD) using magnetron sputtering, yielding increases of coating adhesion and offering a wider variety of materials that can be deposited over coatings. 

PrismaPro® RGA and process monitor

The Pfeiffer Vacuum PrismaPro is designed for both qualitative and quantitative gas analysis as well as leak detection. The PrismaPro features a distinctive combination of high sensitivity with a detection limit of <3E-15 mbar, maximum stability, and intelligent operation via our new PV MassSpec software.
Industrial Vacuum Pumps


The ULVAC VS650A/750A is a robust, install-anywhere industrial vacuum pump with speeds up to 750 m/h.  Designed for low-vibration operation, these pumps feature air or water cooling for added convenience. 

New Insulator Seal (ISI™) Catalog from MDC – Electrical and Optical Ceramic-to-Metal Sealed Components

Insulator Seal Inc. (ISI™), a division of MDC Vacuum Products, LLC has just published a brand new catalog featuring the division’s complete line of electrical and optical ceramic-to-metal sealed components. All products from the catalog are featured on our website, as well as in our hot off the press hard copy catalog which you can request to be shipped to you by completing our Catalog Request Form. We look forward to driving your process forward with standard electrical and optical components from ISI!  

High Vacuum Viewport Shutter

Anderson Dahlen – Applied Vacuum Division’s new viewport shutters are designed for coating systems where the expense of a UHV shutter is cost prohibitive, and the physical size of the UHV rotary feedthru is too cumbersome.  These viewports include an easy to remove glass window for viewing, and SS shutter to prevent coating build up.  They also provide a low profile for maximum viewing angle into the coating chamber.  Available in SS and Al bodies to suit different flanges including ASA and ISO.  

Kurt J. Lesker Company® Announces IMPULSE™ HiPIMS power supply


The Kurt J. Lesker Company® is proud to introduce the IMPULSE™ HiPIMS power supply.  This supply is a cost effective solution designed for implementing HiPIMS capability to smaller scale coating applications. It is ideal for process development and R&D applications and can be integrated to any existing sputtering system and sputtering source.

The New Gen Optical Coating Tools

Solayer releases new portfolio of coating tools for Precision Optics that delivers to challenging requirements in high-throughput mass production, pilot production and R&D. With a strong know-how in delivering excellent process stability and superior film quality, Solayer has designed the tools to meet future demands.
New Programmable Digital Sweep Controller

Telemark has released a new Programmable Digital Sweep Controller for electron beam control. The Telemark Programmable Sweep Controller offers users state-of-the-art technology in electron beam control and performance repeatability.

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