“From Bench top systems for R&D and pilot production to full-size manufacturing systems, IST provides the equipment, chemistries, and engineering services,” explains Jeff Chinn, chief technical officer, IST. The company’s capabilities include advanced surface modification, inert and passive coatings for microcircuits and water protection, atomic layer depositions (ALD), specialized plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD), reactive coupling agents for BioMEMS and industrial applications, as well as customizable hardware solutions. However, what sets the company apart from the competition is its proprietary dry-phase vapor deposition technology, which utilizes state-of-the-art subatmospheric processing equipment. Vapor phase processing allows for day-to-day repeatability and at the same time eliminates chemical waste streams. The other advantage is that it provides complete coverage of the device being coated, which is valuable for smaller, high value, critical parts.
IST’s advanced nano-thin films are designed to meet the needs of endless applications and industries.
From Bench top systems for R&D and pilot production, to full size manufacturing systems, IST supplies the equipment, chemistries, and engineering services
IST also provides custom coatings for various consumables including all types of glass, microwell plates, and singleuse surgical instruments. This type of nano-coating is playing an important role in DNA sequencing—which is vital to developing vaccines and is a priority in the case of the current COVID 19 pandemic—and testing as it requires reactive surfaces for immobilizing cells, DNA and viruses. As a one-stop supplier for surface engineering needs, IST’s skilled team of engineers help select the best chemistry for each specific application as well as customized nanocoating equipment. “While there is an initial capital cost for the hardware, the cost-of-consumables is minimal as reagents are not wasted, thus ensuring long-term savings while producing superior nano films,” Chinn adds. Today, nano-coatings are playing a greater role in many applications and industries to address surface interface issues. And in the evolving nano-coatings market, IST is well-positioned to be a leader owing to its expertise and commitment to innovative solutions and reliable customer service.