Metallic Bipolar Plates
Vacuum Coating Equipment & Technologies


As a manufacturer of bipolar plates for PEM fuel cell systems and electrolysers, 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.

What are the advantages of 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 coating system. 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.

Would you like to learn more? Then click on the content below or contact us directly.

Corrosion protection & long lifetime

through electro-chemical & mechanical resistance

Improved conductivity

due to reduced interfacial contact resistance (ICR)

Scalable processes

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

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