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Kennametal Sintec is the world’s foremost provider of high-performance ceramic evaporator boats to metallize flexible packaging, papers, and electronic components. As a division of Kennametal, which serves more than 80,000 customers in 60+ countries, we offer unmatched materials expertise developed over four decades to end users, distributors, and OEMs.

Outstanding range of products for all your needs

Kennametal Sintec ceramic boats optimize the evaporation of aluminum and other metals in roll-to-roll (R2R) processing. With customized sizes offering the maximum wettable area, our precision-engineered solutions are energy-efficient and easy-to-use. Rely on them for metallizing applications ranging from flexible packaging requiring higher evaporation rates to electronic components calling for lower evaporation rates. In addition, their ceramic surface facilitates uniform and consistent heating to minimize spitting and improve coating quality.

Able to take the heat that other evaporator boats can’t, our rugged products withstand vacuum chamber temperatures ranging from 1500–1650° C (2732–3002° F). That means their durability when combined with their energy efficiency reduces your total cost of operations. 

Going Above and Beyond to Serve Our Customers

Kennametal Sintec also offers on-site operator training and troubleshooting to optimize our evaporator boats’ performance. That’s why more companies in the metallizing industry choose Kennametal Sintec to significantly boost their product quality and efficiency.

T-VAP Evaporator Boat Solutions

Discover how T-VAP ceramic boats provide energy savings of up to 25 percent and facilitate easy evaporation of aluminum, as well as copper, tin, and silver.


T-VAP Evaporator Boat

Save energy with T-VAP!

Why settle for a competitor’s basic evaporation rate when you can get better evaporation from the ceramic boat that revolutionized metallizing? T-VAP’s breakthrough design was the first to optimize surface area for maximum evaporation and improve temperature uniformity across a ceramic boat’s surface. It also uses less power as it increases the substrate’s aluminum yield.

  • Maximizes surface evaporation and provides temperature uniformity
  • Consumes less power
  • Increases yield of aluminum to the substrate
T-VAP Max Evaporator Boat

T-VAP MAX Evaporator Boat

Boost metallizing productivity to the MAX!

When other ceramic boats give up, T-VAP MAX is just getting warmed up! Its superior design significantly extends boat life, inhibits metal overflow, and reduces spitting. As its name says,
T-VAP MAX maximizes surface evaporation while improving temperature uniformity. What’s more, it consumes less power while increasing the yield of aluminum to the substrate.

  • Significantly extends boat life
  • Prevents metal overflow and lessens spitting
  • Enables peak surface evaporation and temperature uniformity
  • Uses less power while increasing aluminum yields
T-Vap Select evaporator boat

T-VAP Select Evaporator Boat

Improve surface evaporation in Select company!

Select surface evaporation applications require a select ceramic boat — T-VAP Select. It delivers excellent wettability for faster startups and consumes less power as it increases the yield of aluminum to the substrate! This evaporator boat also enables temperature uniformity and provides a visual indication for initial temperature adjustment for ease of use.

  • Delivers quality wettability for high evaporation rates and faster startups
  • Consumes less power and increases yield of aluminum to the substrate
  • Facilitates temperature uniformity for ease of use
  • Provides operators with a visual indication for initial temperature adjustment

Traditional Evaporator Boat Solution

Check out the game changer that made us the world leader in high-performance ceramic evaporator boats and how it also can solve your challenges. 


Rectangular Evaporator Boat

Resist high thermal shocks better with our 4x4 solution!

It was the shape of things to come: Kennametal Sintec’s Rectangular ceramic boat pioneered end clamping and affirmed our commitment to providing innovative evaporator boats to the flexible packaging industry. Companies today still rely on it for many metallization applications.  

  • Is the original, all-purpose ceramic evaporator boat
  • Features a sturdy design for long-term stability
  • Deploys in vacuum chambers with side or end clamping

Additional Resources

For additional Information, view our Sintec Ceramics Resources

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