UK vacuum equipment manufacturer Edwards has secured six major orders for industrial coating systems in Taiwan in China in the last six months, worth a total of more than £3.5 million.

The orders have included the supply of a variety of primary and secondary pumps for different applications, including the coating of architectural flat glass and display coating of materials onto devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other hand-held devices.

Equipment ordered, Edwards reports, has been a combination of pumps that create accurate vacuum conditions in the process chambers. Primary pumps, which include dry GV pumps, EM rotary vane pumps and EH mechanical boosters, are combined with secondary pumps, such as magnetic bearing turbomolecular pumps.

“We’re delighted to have received these orders, which highlight the growth of the industrial coating sector,” said Neil Lavender-Jones, President - Asia Pacific
for Edwards.