Thin film coatings continue to be used in new applications in a multitude of industries. These include medical defense, aerospace, semiconductor, microwave, sensor, optical, display, and tool industries. Catering to the specific needs of these industries requires an elevated level of expertise, for which THINFILMS, Inc. is renowned.
With over 30 years of experience in thin film coatings, New Jersey-based THINFILMS, Inc. has garnered a prolific clientele, servicing over 500 companies in various industries. The ISO-certified and ITAR-registered company offers coatings by physical vapor deposition (sputtering and evaporation), delivering high-quality work with a quick turnaround time.
From humble beginnings in a basement to evolving into a one-stop-shop for all thin film needs, THINFILMS, Inc. has come a long way. The company’s commitment to excellence over the years has been driven by the passion of its founder Arshad Mumtaz, who started THINFILMS, Inc. using his home-built sputtering system.
After graduating from Newark College of Engineering (now called NJIT), he began his career working for companies involved with thin film equipment manufacturing as well as those working with thin films used in the Optical, Semiconductor, and Microwave communication industries. The experience from working in those companies and with the help and advice from a few key people helped launch the company.
In the early years, the bulk of the revenue came from research and development work for engineers from large companies involved with microelectronics. Most of the work has now shifted to standard coatings used in production. The company’s customers (from small and medium-sized companies) have concluded that it makes more sense for them to concentrate on their core business rather than spend their time and resources on something that can be outsourced to a reliable vendor. For large companies, using THINFILMS, Inc. improves quality and value compared to what can be done internally.
The Biggest Hurdle These Days Is Finding Qualified People Who Have Good Work Ethics. I Have Been Lucky To Work With And Retain Some Of My Oldest And Most Experienced Team Members
While obtaining the services of qualified thin film coating professionals has been a constant hurdle in the industry, THINFILMS, Inc. has maintained its position in the industry by consistently delivering premium services with its small yet efficient labor pool. THINFILMS, Inc. is proud of its talented employees, many with over 25 years of experience in the thin film coating industry. The company continues to cater to several Fortune 500 Companies. “The biggest hurdle these days is finding qualified people who have good work ethics. I have been lucky to work with and retain some of my oldest and most experienced team members,” says Mumtaz. Steering ahead, THINFILMS, Inc. is poised to stay on top of the rapidly growing industry and to continue to serve clients in the best possible way.