Press Release Summary:
Thermal Foil Gold Coating is copper foil that is .001 in. thick, coated with Laser Gold. Laser gold plating reaches reflectivity of greater than 99% at 10 microns and greater than 98% at 1 micron. Optical coating and plating is ISO 9001:2000 certified and suited for automotive, aerospace, medical, R&D, electronic, and IR optical markets.
Original Press Release:
Thermal Foil Coating with Less Weight & Higher Temperature
(April 10, 2008)
Epner Technology is a leading plating and coating service. Precious metal plating and gold plating to NIST reflectance standards is Epner's specialty. With over 90 years of electro and electroless plating experience Epner reports a breakthrough with enhanced capabilities in foil, advancing the marketplace with Thermal Foil Gold Coating.
Introducing coated copper foil with thermal control. A copper foil .001" thick (0,025 mm) is coated with Laser Gold for the ultimate thermal control barrier.The auto race car market has driven the need to protect carbon fiber components from the blistering heat generated by the engine and exhaust system. While many of the carbon fiber parts are Laser Gold coated by directly plating the plastic substrate, the requirement to have a ductile, flexible "wrapping" material drove the development of the Laser Gold coated copper.
The auto industry is continuously seeking lighter and lighter materials. Epner Technology is developing a Laser Gold coated high temperature Kapton foil, less than half the weight of the copper.
The leader in plating for expanded marketplaces that include aerospace, medical, R & D, electronic and IR (Infrared) optical markets. Epner's laser gold plating reaches reflectivity of >99% @ 10 microns and >98% at 1 micron. Silver plating is plated to QQ-5365D, Aston, AMS and aerospace specs. High Q silver has a tarnish resistant proprietary deposit designed for microwave cavities and filters. Palladium to MIL-P 45209B and ASTM-B-679K specifications. Precious metals are engineered and applied over metal substrates such as Aluminum, Nickel, Copper, Titanium, Kovar and other exotic alloys as well as non metallic substrates such as plastics, ceramics and glass. "Six Sigma" quality is the standard goal for all challenges. Epner's optical coating and plating is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Epner offers complete turnkey fabrication capabilities.
Call David Epner today for Engineering support and Technical assistance for all your coating or plating application requirements. Visit our website at www.epner.com or call toll free 1-800-823-7637 for the most knowledgeable advice in the metals finishing industry.