Solutions from Materion Balzers Optics

Materion Balzers Optics is a global leader in optical thin film coating solutions. We are the preferred partner for providing innovative optical coatings and solutions for over 70 years. From the UV through the Far IR, we custom manufacturer and supply precision optical filters and coatings.  As a high-tech company with 5 production sites worldwide, our focus is on a variety of markets such as Life Science, Industry, Consumer, Lighting, Space, Defense and Automotive. 

With a full range of unparalleled products, services, and support technologies, our customers benefit from our strategically located global facilities that provide regional manufacturing and technical support. Materion Balzers Optics superior quality products are fully supported by a large volume manufacturing environment that produces highly repeatable results, contributing to reduced costs and market advantage. We also have scalable processes that are economical for customers who require small quantities. Our technical expertise and access to broad resources throughout Materion, we are uniquely positioned to offer solutions to our customer’s most demanding challenges. 

Our offerings include Filter Arrays, DLC, Ultra-Narrow Bandpass, Linear Variable, High Reflector, Patterned Coatings, Wafer Level Coatings, and Getters, and many others.

Examples of Optical Coatings & Components

  • Alflex™/Silflex™ folding mirrors
  • Antireflection coatings
  • Bandpass filters
  • Lightgate™
  • Chrome coatings
  • NIR filters
  • Notch filters
  • Polarizing Beamsplitters


  • Patterning (photolithography, laser ablation, masked coatings) 
  • Bonding & Sealing (Gelot™ solderable coatings)
  • Marking Solutions
  • Glass Processing
  • Subassembly
  • Volume Production
  • Packaging & Handling
  • Development Partners

Production Jena
Optics Balzers Jena GmbH
+49 3641 3529 30

Production Penang
Optics Balzers Malaysia Sdn.Bhd.
+60 43 890 000

Production Westford
Materion Precision Optics
United States
+1 978 692 7513

Production Shanghai
Materion Precision Optics (Shanghai) Ltd.
+86 21 6057 4646