Chemical auxiliary materials and supplies

Chemical, material and optics auxiliary materials service For all product generation phases

Every product can be made even better: for example, through well-founded material analysis, in-process analytics, or tailored auxiliary materials and supplies.  For optimizations like these, we support you in all phases of the product generation process from application consulting to series production. This way, you can be sure to meet all reliability and quality requirements within an economical framework.

  • Materials science
  • Auxiliary materials and supplies
  • Auxiliary materials for optics
  • Chemical and physical analysis
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Ensuring success with products and processes

We offer you an efficient and economical chemical and material service. With a variety of our qualified products and processes, you benefit from our expertise and technological know-how to find a suitable solution to your problems.

Materials science

Materials science

Does your favorite material meet all necessary requirements and can it withstand extreme situations? We will be happy to check this for you. We use a wide range of processes to examine materials for defined parameters and properties and provide comprehensive advice on possible application scenarios and manufacturing techniques.

Auxiliary materials and supplies

Auxiliary materials and supplies

Most auxiliary materials and supplies can be adapted for specific application requirements, e.g. by specific mixing ratios or optimized flow behavior. That is why we not only offer a wide range of qualified auxiliary materials and supplies for the optical and precision mechanical industries, but also customized variants – from special adhesives to immersion oils. The complete, digital documentation from raw material receipt to the finished product, together with our comprehensive test protocols for release, offers you the security for your production or assembly processes.

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Our product range

  • Structural adhesives up to 30 N/mm² tensile strength
  • Sealants for low-strain embedding of optics in metal frames
  • Optical cements
  • Protective and optical edge lacquers
  • Cleaning solutions
  • Fine cements for optical systems, in particular also in low-fluorescence versions
  • UV-hardening optical cement systems and mount adhesives
  • Top-of-the-line tool lubricants, approved for cleanroom applications, among others
  • Immersion oils with extremely low residual fluorescence and adapted refractive indices for microscopy and measurement technology
Demonstration of Viscosity of Liquids, Speed of Ball in Test Tube Descent Depends on Viscosity

We define auxiliary materials and supplies based on the following parameters in order to ensure optimal and stable quality:

  • Pot life, mixing behavior, temperature application range, shelf life and storage behavior
  • Viscosity, Shore hardness, thickness, linear thermal expansion coefficients, E and G moduli, glass transition temperatures, softening point, adhesive and tensile lap shear strengths, volume shrinkage
  • Climate stability
  • Examinations on composition, formulation, solvent content, flash point and flow rating
Auxiliary materials for optics

Auxiliary materials for optics

For optics manufacturing, we offer the following products and services:

  • Polish foils made of Desmopan (line and cross pattern)
  • Polish pitches and optical cements
  • Polishing tools, bonded with polyurethane foam polish carrier
  • Ready-to-use mixed polishing agent suspensions  
  • Contract filling of special polishing agents
  • Production of diamond bonded grinding tools
Chemical and physical analysis

Chemical and physical analysis

Would you like to know details about the properties of surfaces or the outgassing behavior of solids? We offer a broad range of lab services for your issues concerning chemical and physical analysis in the optical and precision mechanical industries:

  • General instrumental analysis, polymer analysis and surface analysis including method development and validation
  • Analysis of application problems
  • Process optimization reviews, e.g. cleaning processes, contamination reviews
  • Material, auxiliary material and supplies evaluations incl. incoming goods inspection for ensuring the availability of raw and auxiliary materials and supplies
  • Tribological evaluations of materials and lubricants
  • Product reviews within the scope of quality assurance
  • Environmental analysis (waste water, air samples)
  • Cooperation with external labs
Our methods

Take advantage of our broad portfolio

  • IR, UV/VIS, NMR (1H, 13C, 19F) and fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Ion chromatography (IC)
  • Thermodesorption gas chromatography / mass spectrometry (ATD-GC/MS)
  • Atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
  • Electro-analytic processes (potentiometry)
  • Light microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy, coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (REM/EDX)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) – together with external partners
  • Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS, TOF-SIMS) – together with external partners


    • ZEISS Auxiliary Materials Catalog

      File size: 1 MB
    • ZEISS OEM solutions brochure

      Pages: 24
      File size: 1 MB

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