CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced increased product demand in 2021. Orders exceeded $5 million in the fourth quarter and $21 million overall for the year 2021, yielding an increase of 75% compared to 2020.
CVD has seen order growth in all segments and products, including a 100% growth in the CVD equipment portion of the business, with 23 system orders in 2021. The order rate has also increased in the SDC Division and CVD Materials Division which includes the Tantaline and MesoScribe product lines.
The order rate has benefited from the increased demand for nanotechnology materials including carbon nanotubes (CNTs), Graphene and silicon nanowires (Si-NWs) to support development and manufacturing for battery materials used in electric vehicles. CVD received two system orders in 2021 to deposit coatings onto powders used in silicon-graphite anodes, including a production system to OneD Battery Sciences (Palo Alto, CA) and a second for research and material development. Both systems are planned to ship in the first half of 2022.
In addition, strong demand for Silicon Carbide wafers to support high power electronics for energy storage and transmission/charging has resulted in a multi system order from a US-based, Silicon Carbide wafer provider for approximately $2 million. The systems are scheduled to be delivered in 2022.
CVD is also a leading manufacturer of Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI) and Tow-Coating Systems to manufacture ceramic composite materials (CMCs) for Aerospace gas turbine engine applications. Even though the aerospace industry has been greatly impacted by the COVID global pandemic, the demand for increased manufacturing is expected according to industry projections to recover in 2023.
“CVD’s focus on growth markets in nano materials and aerospace gives ample end use market diversity. The entire space for energy storage, transmission and charging for Electric Vehicles is materializing. We support both production needs for present technology nodes as well as near and longer term material development in this market.” said Emmanuel Lakios, President and CEO of CVD Equipment Corporation. “Furthermore, we continue to support our aerospace customers and are optimistic that the market segment will recover as air travel increases. Overall, we continue to see encouraging signals that our increased 2021 order rate will continue in 2022”.
About CVD Equipment Corporation
CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other state-of-the-art equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture materials and coatings for research and industrial applications. This equipment is used by its customers to research, design, and manufacture these materials or coatings for aerospace engine components, medical implants, semiconductors, battery nanomaterial, solar cells, smart glass, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, and other applications. Through its application laboratory, the Company provides process development support and process startup assistance with the focus on enabling tomorrow’s technologies™. It’s wholly owned subsidiary CVD Materials Corporation provides advanced materials and metal surface treatments and coatings to serve demanding applications in the electronic, biomedical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and many other industrial markets.
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