Patinal®

Patinal® stands for more than 30 years of production experience and excellence in evaporants for optical coatings. All this stems from centuries of specialist knowledge and analytical expertise.


Optical coating materials

Patinal® evaporation materials have been designed to meet the specific requirements of optical thin film production using physical vapor deposition (PVD). Our portfolio comprises more than 40 evaporation materials including fluorides, oxides, sulfides, and metals – all offering outstanding quality and reliability. Depending on your requirements and productivity demands, we can provide you with granules, tablets, or discs. Our suboxides help reduce melt preparation times, and our special oxide mixtures allow you to adapt film stress and achieve the right deposition on plastic substrates. For reduced processing times, we also offer high-density oxide mixtures.

All of our Patinal® materials are manufactured and tested according to the highest quality and processing standards. They also have a proven track record when it comes to high performance in optics manufacturing. Due to their high purity, low spitting levels, and tried-and-tested process stability, Patinal® evaporation materials enable optical coatings with high durability – even in the most challenging applications such as laser systems or optics used in harsh environments.

Product features:

  • Specified and tested according to the strictest application requirements
  • High purity
  • Stable evaporation behavior, low spitting
  • High batch-to-batch consistency

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Applications

  • General optics (cameras, binoculars, microscopes, …)
  • UV optics
  • IR optics
  • Ophthalmics
  • Sensing
  • Machine vision
  • Other applications

Quality assurance

Like all our products, the quality of every batch of Patinal® products is tested in house. This includes application testing to safeguard high and reliable batch-to-batch reproducibility and ensure materials and performance adhere to uniform standards for each and every coating process. Our quality controls are performed in compliance with all prevailing standards and regulations. Aside from material safety data sheets, we also provide certificates of analysis for all batches through our website.

Patinal® Product Range

Our Portfolio comprises:

  • Fluorides
  • Oxides
  • Patinal® Oxide Mixtures
  • Selenides & Sulfides
  • Metals
  • Color Substances
  • Hydrophobic Substances

Go trough our list to find the perfect product for your needs.

Fluorides

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.  
Aluminium fluoride AlF3 Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.99 % (4N) 101600  
Cerium(III) fluoride CeF3 Granules, about 1-4 mm n.a. 102269  
Cryolite Na3AlF6 Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 106457  
Gadolinium fluoride GdF3 Granules, about 1-6 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 107014  
Lanthanum fluoride LaF3 Granules, about 1-3 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 101129   
Lead fluoride PbF2 Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.99 % (4N) 107388  
Magnesium fluoride MgF2

Powder, less than 0.3 mm

 

Granules, less than 1 mm

 

Granules, about 0.3-1 mm

 

Granules, about 0.8-2 mm

 

Granules, about 1-2.5 mm

 

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Granules, about 2-3 mm

 

Granules, about 2.5-4 mm

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

 

≥ 99.995 % (4N5)

105843

 

105846

 

105849

 

105848

 

105823

 

105845

 

115377

 

105834

 
Magnesium fluoride LO (low Oxygen) MgF2 Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.995 % (4N5) 110261  
Neodymium fluoride NdF3 Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 106739  
Ytterbium fluoride YbF3 Granules, less than 1.6 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 101601  
Yttrium fluoride YF3 Granules, less than 1 mm  ≥ 99.99 % (4N) 108707  

Oxides

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.
Aluminium oxide Al2O3

Granules, about 1-3 mm

 

Granules, about 1-2 mm

 

Granules, about 3-6.5 mm

 

Granules, about 1-5 mm

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

115345

 

100840

 

116011

 

101058

Chromium(III) oxide Cr2O3 Powder, less than 0.3 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 102484
Hafnium(IV) oxide, UV HfO2

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Discs, about 6 g, Ø13 x 5 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

102676

 

111529

Hafnium(IV) oxide, UV, grey(1) HfO2

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Tablets, about 2 g

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

111626

 

112450

Indium-Tin oxide (84/16) In2O3 - SnO2 Tablets, about 0.6 g ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 111706
Niobium(V) oxide Nb2O5 Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 101759
Silicon dioxide SiO2

Granules, about 1-2.5 mm

 

Granules, about 1-3 mm

 

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Granules, about 2.5-4 mm

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

108044

 

107688

 

107537

 

115337

Silicon monoxide SiO

Granules, about 2-4 mm

 

Granules, about 4-8 mm

 

Pieces, about 8-16 mm

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

 

≥ 99.99 % (4N)

107716

 

110553

 

107724

Tantalum(V) oxide Ta2O5

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Tablets, about 0.5 g

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

108500

 

108172

Titanium(II) oxide TiO Granules, about 0.8-2 mm ≥ 99.9 % (3N) 108303
Titanium(III) oxide Ti2O3 Tablets, about 1g ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 110203
Titanium oxide X(2,3) Ti3O5 Granules, about 0.8-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 100097
Titanium oxide S TiO1,7

Granules, about 0.1-2 mm

 

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Pellets, about Ø10 x 5.5 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

116967

 

116828

 

116700

Titanium(IV) oxide, black(1) TiO2 Tablets, about 2 g ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 111771
Yttrium oxide Y2O3 Granules, about 1-2.5 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 116440
Zirconium(IV) oxide ZrO2 Discs, about 8 g, Ø18.5 x 7.3 mm ≥ 99.5 % (2N5) 111480
Zirconium(IV) oxide, grey(1) ZrO2

Granules, about 3-6 mm

 

Tablets, about 1 g

 

Tablets, about 6 g

 

Discs, about 6 g, Ø17.5 x 5 mm

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

 

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

 

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

 

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

108614

 

108907

 

108902

 

108905

   

(1) Vacuum calcinated with a different color than the standard material

(2) HD (high density)

(3) Crystalline product

Patinal® Oxide Mixtures

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.
Substance H1 ZrxTiyOz Tablets, plano convex, about 6.5 g ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 100871
Substance H2 PrxTiyOz Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 116413
Substance H4 LaxTiyOz

Granules, about 0.1-2 mm

 

Granules, about 1-4 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

115591

 

108332

Substance H4 HD(2) LaxTiyOz

Granules, about 0.1-2 mm

 

Granules, about 0.8-4 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

100230

 

102437

Substance H8 NbxTiyOz Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 100237
Substance L5 Al:SiO2

Granules, about 0.5-4 mm

 

Granules, about 1-2 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

108322

 

101835

Substance L5 HD(2) Al:SiO2

Granules, about 1-2 mm

 

Tablets, Ø19.5 x 11.5 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

100231

 

100458

Substance M1 AlxPryOz Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.9 % (3N) 108333
Substance M2 AlxLayOz

Granules, about 0.1-2 mm

 

Granules, about 1-4 mm

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

 

≥ 99.95 % (3N5)

108302

 

109941

Substance M3 AlxLayOz Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 109952
Substance M5* AlxTayO Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 102370
   

(2) HD (high density)

*not available in Japan

Selenides & Sulfides

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.
Zinc selenide ZnSe Pieces, < 2cm ≥ 99,995% (4N5) 108869
Zinc sulfide ZnS Tablets, about 1.5 g ≥ 99.95 % (3N5) 108885
Zinc sulfide, sublimed ZnS Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.99 % (4N) 108898

Metals

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.
Chromium Cr

Powder, less than 0.3 mm

 

Granules, about 1-4 mm

 

Discs, about 10 g, Ø20 x 6.5 mm

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

 

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

 

≥ 99.5 % (2N5)

112997

 

111807

 

102486

Silver Ag Granules, about 1-4 mm ≥ 99.9 % (3N) 101502

Color Substances

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.
Black A   Powder, less than 0.3 mm n.a 115031
Brown A   Powder, less than 0.3 mm n.a 101267

Hydrophobic Substances

Material Description Formula Shape Purity Material No.
Substance WR1  

Tablets 0.03, Ø7 x 5 mm

 

Tablets 0.06, Ø11.2 x 5.1 mm

 

Tablets 0.13, Ø11 x 10 mm

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

115195

 

107669

 

107683

Substance WR4-SF   Tablets, Ø11 x 7 mm n.a. 101822

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