Wafers from alkaline free glass are characterized by their coefficient of thermal expansion (cte) adapted to silicon and their CMOS compatibility. Furthermore, these wafers can be used in processes up to 600°C and show extraordinary mechanical stability.
Alkaline free glass wafers are often used in sensor technology and as display cover glass as well as in thin glass applications. The glass composition includes no added heavy metals, reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. Alkaline free glass also features exceptional thinness, helping panel-makers reduce or completely avoid the potential environmental and health hazards associated with panel thinning. Alkaline free glass also has a coefficient expansion (CTE) closely aligned with Silicon, making it suitable for applications involving semiconductor-like processing.