Erik Østreng will lead Beneq’s new business unit for coating services
Coating Services seen as a major growth area; Erik Østreng to lead the new Beneq Coating Services business unit.
Beneq’s Coating Services business unit offers turnkey production solutions for thin film coatings based on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) in Beneq’s Espoo factory, the Home of ALD.
The growing interest from the customers towards the outsourcing solutions is now driving further investments in the area. Growth is expected in many industries, from anti-tarnish coatings for silver and anti-corrosion protection of electronic components and machine parts, to optical coatings and moisture barrier solutions for sensitive electronics, such micro-displays and PCB’s.
Combined with Beneq’s Thin Film Development Services that offer outsourced thin film R&D services, the Beneq Coating Services business unit provides a one-stop solution for companies looking for new ways to improve their products with ALD coatings, from the first ALD samples and coating chemistry research to production pilots and full-blown ALD manufacturing.
Dr. Erik Østreng (33) has been appointed to lead Beneq’s new business unit for coating services. He will be responsible for the business result and development of the Beneq Coating Services business unit in alignment with Beneq’s strategy, with a focus especially on improving the offering of the coating services unit and expanding the outsourced thin film production model to new application areas.
Erik has a PhD from the department of chemistry at University of Oslo and he brings with him extensive ALD experience to Beneq. He has worked both in academia and in the ALD industry with a wide range of topics from batteries to microelectronics. Before joining Beneq, Erik worked at Picosun as Director of Applications and Services.
Østreng: “I see great potential in both the ALD coating business and the thin film coating services. Beneq has a unique facility for such services with over 30 years of ALD production experience and more ALD equipment than I have ever seen anywhere under one roof. I am really looking forward to taking the Beneq Coating Services business to the next level.”