Enhancing the existing and

developing innovative new solutions

Research and development

Rigorous R&D is the back-bone of our success. We regularly collaborate with our customers, industry bodies, and educational institutes to carry out research across our global TechCenter network. We also work directly with end-customers and OEMs to co-develop new ideas that drive innovation in the final products.

Over the years, we have built an extensive portfolio of patents and trademarks. A large part of it consists of green and future technologies for environmentally sound processes. By measurably saving chemistry and water and minimizing waste, we deliver tangible cost-savings for our customers.

Global R&D network


A substantial budget allocated to research and development


More than 2,000 active patents (granted and pending) related to the Atotech brand

51% of our R&D projects

for the Atotech brand are devoted to sustainable goals (2022). In recent years, environmental regulations focused on the chemical industry, including REACH, ELV, and WEEE/RoHS, have gained immense importance. The plating industry is one of many industries to feel its direct impact. As a result, there is a growing need and demand for ecological products, creating a new set of challenges and responsibilities for our industries.

“Our goal is to not only be the leading supplier of sustainable plating systems, but also to raise the standards even higher and educate industries and communities alike about the solutions available in the market today.”

Brian Daniels
Vice President R&D at MKS’ Materials Solutions Division

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