Balzers enters research cooperation agreement

July 13, 2004

Balzers, a provider of PVD coatings, is inaugurating a research laboratory in Innsbruck, Austria, together with three Austria-based partners: Plansee AG, the Montan University Leoben, and the University of Innsbruck. Research will focus on the development and characterization of innovative, thin, hard tool coatings.

Scientists at the new Christian Doppler Laboratory for Advanced Hard Coatings will develop customized coatings for specific manufacturing processes. They will analyze the composition and structure of the coating materials, coating growth, and induced coating structures, as well as the associated coating properties and real-world application behavior.