Metallic Bipolar Plates
Vacuum Coating Equipment & Technologies

As a manufacturer of bipolar plates for PEM fuel cell systems and electrolyzers, you are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of a rapidly growing market. In addition, you have the task of raising the industrialization of your processes to a new level.

We offer you ideal solutions for cost-effective and highly productive manufacturing, tailored to your current and future requirements.

Our coating systems are based on platforms that allow you to scale from research and development to large-scale production.

Advantages of bipolar plate coating

Bipolar plates should be as durable, conductive and cost-effective as possible. To meet these requirements, metallic bipolar plates are coated with functional layers. PVD technologies are typically used for this purpose.

For the PEM fuel cell, we went one step further and developed and validated our own carbon-based layer stacks. The aim was to meet the demanding range of requirements for bipolar plate coating in an optimal and scalable way.

We will support you from the research and development phase to the establishment of an industrial coating solution for bipolar plates.

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Corrosion protection & long lifetime

through electro­chemical & mechanical resistance

Improved conductivity

due to reduced interfacial contact resistance (ICR)

Scalable processes

from R&D to mass production at low cost of ownership

Investing in Clean Hydrogen – US premiere at Hydrogen Technology Conf. & Expo Houston 2023:

German Fuel Cell Cooperation (GFC) presents high-volume production line for metal bipolar plates.

World premiere at f-cell 2022 in Stuttgart:

German Fuel Cell Cooperation presents highly productive production line for metallic bipolar plates


04.10.2023 - 06.10.2023
REI India 2023

Noida, India Expo Center Greater Noida

26.10.2023 - 28.10.2023
hy-fcell China 2023

Shanghai, Automobile Exhibition Center

05.11.2023 - 11.11.2023
AVS Symposium & Exh. Portland 2023

Portland, Oregon Convention Center

29.11.2023 - 01.12.2023
Vacuum Show Japan 2023

Booth: West Hall / 581
Tokyo, Big Sight

Susann Puppe

Sales & Business Development ManagerVON ARDENNE GmbH

Alexander Wemme

Vice President Energy Conversion & StorageVON ARDENNE GmbH