SVM supplies a large variety of glass wafer materials for the Semiconductor, Biotechnology, and Solar Industry.  Some of the more common glass families are below.  If you require a different material, please contact us.

Popular Glass Materials:

1. Eagle XG: This glass material is created without many of the harmful chemicals traditionally found in electronic/computer components. High chemical resistance, low density, and pristine clarity are all distinguishing characteristics of this material.

Key Elements of Eagle XG:

  • Low density
  • Excellent clarity
  • High chemical resistance

2. Borofloat: One of the most popular brands for glass wafer fabrication is floating borosilicate glass.

Key Elements of Borofloat:

  • Durability when exposed to corrosive chemicals and gasses. more than most metals and other glass substrates.
  • Great mechanical strength and resistance to abrasives.
  • Transparency- high ultraviolet (UV) transmission
  • High Chemical resistance
  • Excellent flatness
  • Thermal expansion same as silicon

3. D 263 T: A clear borosilicate glass that has a high chemical resistance and is produced by a SCHOTT specific down-draw method. It is available in a variety of thicknesses ranging from 0.03 mm to 1.1 mm.

Key Elements of D 263 T:

  • Stable against sunlight and heat
  • Not permeable to humidity
  • Flexibility is similar to that of plastic
  • Easy to cut by laser or scribe and break method
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals.

4. Fused Quartz/Fused Silica: Quartz material is exceptionally pure and has an impressively high melting point. Fused silica wafers – also known as fused quartz wafers – are often considered ideal for use in semiconductor components.

Key Elements of Quartz/Fused Silica:

  • Ultraviolet transparency – Excellent optical transmission at a wide range of wavelengths, from ultraviolet to infrared. It also transmits ultraviolet rays better than other glass.
  • Extreme hardness
  • High chemical purity
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals.
  • Large operating temperature range and resilient to thermal shock due to low thermal expansion
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties
  • Low refractive index.

5. Borosilicate: Widely known as one of the most affordable glass fabrication materials, borosilicate glass. A variety of borosilicate brands are available.

Key Elements of Borosilicate:

  • Borosilicate glass exhibits a higher chemical stability against water, many chemicals and pharmaceutical products
  • Very Resilient to high temperatures fluctuations
  • Good transparency
  • Excellent mechanical strength.

6. Soda Lime Glass One of the most common types of glass wafer. Commonly used in electronic applications, microslides and mirrors.

Key Elements of Soda Lime:

  • Low Cost
  • Excellent at reflecting Infrared and transmitting visible light
  • Can be chemically strengthened to harden the surface to be scratch and break resistant.

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