The European Society of Thin Films (EFDS) is a non-profit scientific research society in the plasma-enhanced deposition and vacuum coating industry.

The European Society of Thin Films promotes close collaboration between industrial enterprises and research institutions and supports research activities and the application of plasma surface engineering and thin-film technologies in practice. We highly value your co-operation in achieving these objectives!

Members of EFDS, namely companies, research institutions and individuals, are active in the fields of
  • Process development
  • Plant engineering
  • Materials science
  • Commercial coating, or
  • other surface engineering applications.

Currently, members come from Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Denmark, the USA, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Their common goals and objectives have brought them together.


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Upcoming Events

17. Wörlitzer Workshop: Schichthaftung - Anwendungsbeispiele aus der Praxis

am 06.06.2016 - 07.06.2016

in Wörlitz

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Fachausschusssitzung "Tribologische Schichten"

am 21.06.2016

in Tübingen

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Workshop: Surfaces and Thin Films - Analytics in Practice

am 29.06.2016 - 30.06.2016

in Dübendorf bei Zürich (Schweiz)

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24. Neues Dresdner Vakuumtechnisches Kolloquium (NDVaK)

am 29.09.2016 - 30.09.2016

in Dresden

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PLASMA GERMANY Herbstsitzung

am 27.10.2016 - 28.10.2016

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- Von Nano bis Makro - Neue bildgebende Untersuchungsverfahren für Qualitätskontrolle und Materialforschung

am 08.11.2016 - 09.11.2016

in Dresden

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