SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 28, 2011 — Thermal Technology recently finalized a sales agreement with Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian) for multiple Model K1 sapphire crystal growers. They are a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems. Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd was founded by China Silian Instrument Group Co., Ltd. for the development of the LED industry. They are located in Chongqing, China.

“This new sales order signals continued industry acceptance of Thermal Technology’s high-productivity industrial tool for sapphire crystal growth. It will benefit both Silian and Thermal Technology going forward,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO. Shipments of Silian’s multiple-unit order will begin April 2011.

Thermal Technology’s newly designed Model K1 crystal growth furnace produces LED substrates. The furnace’s short cycle time makes it the most productive grower commercially available. To satisfy the high demand of the rapidly growing sapphire market, Thermal Technology is shipping systems weekly.

Thermal Technology is a global manufacturer of advanced thermal processing systems. Their product line includes crystal growth technology, hot presses and SPS systems, and high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere laboratory and production furnaces for the advanced processing of metals, ceramics, glass, quartz and crystal growing applications. They have over 60 years of experience and more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.

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Above: 90 kg Sapphire Crystal grown in Thermal Technology’s Model K1
crystal growth and high temperature furnace systems
Crystal Grower used for LED Substrate Production