Joint Venture between Alanod and Xxentria

The German coating company Alanod and Xxentria Technology Materials Company from Taiwan have started a joint venture. Based in Taiwan, the new company was founded on 1st January this year under the name Alanod-Xxentria Technology Materials. The company is operating with a newly constructed industrial plant in which €66 million has been invested. It includes a PVD (physical vapour deposition) plant of the latest generation, an anodizing plant as well as cutting and distributing machines. The PVD plant has an annual capacity of 8,000 to 10,000 tonnes per year. With this new PVD plant, Alanod has increased its capacity for highly reflective absorber surfaces as used, for example, in solar thermal power stations or CPC vacuum tube collectors, to 30,000 tonnes per year. Xxentria brings its experience with composite materials to the joint venture, whereas Alanod are experts for PVD coil-to-coil technology.

Jan Gesthuizen

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